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Senior Citizens Day coming May 22

The Union County Sheriff’s Department will hold its annual Senior Citizens’ Day in the fairgrounds arena next Thursday, May 22. The annual free event gets some grant support for funding and county officials volunteer to help cook and serve the fish dinners. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said seniors should arrive about 10 a.m., and food will […]

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County releases first indictments from April grand jury

The first group of indictments returned by the Union County grand jury April 15 and 16 have been released by the circuit clerk’s office. Indictments remain secret until defendants are served with the papers, then become public. Arraignments in circuit court are scheduled for Monday, May 19. Some of the individuals listed in indictments are […]

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Benefit planned for man erroneously charged with sending poison letters to president, others

Funds also being raised to fund documentary about his experience James Everett Dutschke was scheduled to be sentenced in Aberdeen Tuesday relating to charges of making ricin and mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker and Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland last April and then framing another individual – Ken […]

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Local judicial race picks up last-minute candidates

The qualifying deadline for circuit court positions passed Friday, May 9, with two more candidates joining the race. All but one of the Union County chancery and circuit court judges are running unopposed. The exception is for Circuit Court Judge, District 3 Place 2. Incumbent Robert W. Elliott decided to not seek re-election and local […]

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UCDA seeking support, endorsement for Glenfield railroad overpass project

The Union County Development Association is continuing its push to deal with what a group of area industry CEOs see as their biggest problems, and is focusing on traffic in the Glenfield industrial area in particular. UCDA Executive Director Phil Nanney reviewed the issues cited by those at the organization’s monthly breakfast meetings this past […]

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If you don’t click it, expect a ticket during national safety campaign

Local drivers may want to be extra-conscientious about using their seat belts and infant seats the next few weeks. The New Albany Police Department is participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” driver safety campaign. Tiffany Gates, who obtains and administers the grants, said the department again has received occupant protection safety funds to […]

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New Albany wins grant to help improve economy by making locally-grown foods more accessible

  New Albany has become the beneficiary of a multi-department federal effort to mix locally-grown foods with economic development. Representatives from the Appalachian Regional Commission, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and U. S. Department of Agriculture were on hand Tuesday to award a Livable Communities grant to be used to improve the local farmers’ market. […]

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New Albany and Union County school menus

All menus for the rest of the school year in both city and county districts will be Manager’s Choice.

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‘Operation Fish Net’ locates 46

New Albany police had taken 46 suspects into custody Wednesday out of 48 indicted as part of “Operation Fish Net” and expected to get the other two soon. The operation was a mass roundup of people charged with selling drugs in New Albany. Michael Erby, head of the narcotics squad, confirmed this was the largest […]

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New $12 million Baptist emergency department construction on schedule

Baptist Memorial Hospital’s new $12 million emergency department is on schedule for its projected July 18 ribbon-cutting, according to Michael Barney, assistant project manager for Flintco, the general contractor. He added his company should be out of the building in June and then the furnishings and technical equipment will be installed. While the ribbon-cutting is […]

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