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Supervisors seeking funds to improve Extension office; still looking for good way to deal with mental patients

The Union County Board of Supervisors is working to get funds to provide better quarters for the Union County Extension Office at the fairgrounds. Board members Monday approved a resolution of authorization with the Mississippi Development Authority, attempting to get a $150,000 grant from the Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Program. If they are […]

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Police solve trailer theft

New Albany police have solved the theft of a semi-trailer valued at about $18,000, crediting both hard work and good luck in the case. Officers were called to The Kangaroo Express at 505 State Hwy. 15 South about 5:30 p.m. on May 21 where Tim Cook reported that his 53-foot white Vanguard trailer had been […]

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Myrtle Library director receives retirement reception

      Myrtle Library Director Betty McNeely was honored with a reception Monday, he last day before retirement. McNeely has been library director for 39 and one-half years and seen the library housed in five different locations. She said it was in the now-gone masonic building when she began in 1975, then moved to […]

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Locals help Minnesota sisters find their New Albany roots – with unexpected literary connections

New Albany not only lived up to its motto of “The Fair and Friendly City” for two Minnesota women recently, but exceeded it. The story began when two sisters, Sue Martin from Brooklyn Park, Minn. and Nancy Janke from Owatonna, Minn., were visiting Memphis for a family reunion, and had wanted to make a side […]

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Discussion on whether to prohibit poultry in city continues

New Albany aldermen continued discussion, but delayed action on, whether to prohibit poultry inside the city limits at their regular July meeting Tuesday. Ward One Alderman Jeff Olson had brought up the question at the June board meeting because residents had expressed anger over roosters crowing and chickens running loose in their yards, causing a […]

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Supervisors still working on mental health issue

The Union County Board of Supervisors Monday met with Charlie D. Spearman, executive director of Region IV Mental Health Services, and John Baker, who is over the crisis stabilization unit in Tupelo, in a continuing effort to determine how the county can deal with mentally ill residents. After struggling with the problem for years, the […]

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Two in custody but officers still working on pawn shop break-in

Multiple agencies still working on pawnshop burglary   Two men are in custody, charged with burglary of a commercial building, in the Saturday, June 7, break-in at the Beneficial Pawn Shop on West Bankhead, during which 18 handguns were stolen. The case is far from over, however, as law enforcement agencies work to track down […]

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Myrtle police want help in tire thefts

Myrtle law enforcement is asking for the public’s help in solving a string of tire thefts that have occurred over the past year. Chief of Police Jim White said the crimes have all been at Beaudron’s Tires, at 1713 Hwy. 78 West, next to the Quik Stop. Several were reported over the past year and, […]

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School board members debate need for tax increase

For a while this past Thursday, it looked like the New Albany school district might not have a budget as of July 1. Although a public hearing on the proposed city school district budget went smoothly, formal passage of the budget appeared in jeopardy at Thursday’s board meeting. The point of contention was the request […]

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City school board approves list of fundraisers for coming year

Among other agenda items this past Thursday, New Albany school trustees approved a list of proposed fundraising activities for the year. A half century ago, the number of such activities could almost be counted on one hand, but school funding cutbacks in the face of increased costs, larger classes and more extra-curricular activities have led […]

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