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Etta man faces seven counts of sexual battery

Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Etta man Monday, charging him with seven counts of sexual battery. Brad Martin, 36, of 2046 State Hwy. 30 West, remained in custody with bond set at $350,000 during Monday’s initial appearance. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the bond was so high because of the potential severity of a sentence upon conviction. […]

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Jerry Martize Mason

Man attempts to take car at knifepoint

A Memphis man was in Union County Jail Wednesday, accused of trying to take a car at knifepoint. Jerry Martize Mason, 40, is charged with attempted armed robbery and his bond was set at $50,000. Police investigator Jeff Chism said the incident happened about 4 a.m. Wednesday at the Kangaroo on Hwy. 15 South. According […]

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Marty Clay Holley

Arrest ends string of dollar store burglaries

Three Northeast Mississippi men were jailed here this week, possibly ending a spree of burglaries that occurred in three Mississippi counties and one on Tennessee. “There may be even more that we don’t know about,” Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said. “That’s why we hope people will read this because the news can be a good tool.” […]

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Personal care residents donate school supplies

Residents at New Albany Health and Rehab collected and packed school supplies to donate to New Albany Elementary School for the benefit of needy first-grade students starting next week. Accepting, left, is New Albany Elementary Principal Jamey Wright. Seated, from left, are residents Christine Bates, Lornene Catt and Doris Brogdon. Standing is Haley Brown, associate […]

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McDaniel formally challenges senate run-off result; Union County not mentioned

The 2014 Republican Senate primary still isn’t over. Tea Party candidate for the U. S. Senate Chris McDaniel formally announced Monday that he is going to appeal the results of the June 24 Republican runoff. Rather than asking for a new election, the two-term Ellisville state senator is asking the state Republican Executive Committee to […]

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Best in Show Artist

Turnout high for ‘Arts, Beats and Eats’

Brian Crockett was named Best in Show Artist and Lee Ann Thompson was chosen Most Creative Artist at this year’s “Arts, Beats & Eats” event sponsored by the New Albany Main Street Association. Manning LLC was selected Best in Show Restaurant for its barbecue. “We had a great turnout,” Main Street Manager Vickie Duke said. […]

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County school board qualifying period starts today

Wednesday, Aug. 6, begins the 30-day period during which candidates may qualify to run for the Fifth County School District seat on the board of trustees. Qualifying ends at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. The race will be on the Nov. 5 general election ballot, along with candidates for the U. S. Senate, House of […]

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Supervisors continue efforts to fund extension office renovation

Union County supervisors took the next step Monday in trying to get funds to renovate the County Extension Office at the fairgrounds. They formally approved the grant application discussed previously seeking $150,000 from the Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Program under the Mississippi Development Authority to help pay for the project. The Extension office […]

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Police charge babysitter with child abuse

Police have charged a New Albany woman with felony child abuse in what Police Chief Chris Robertson calls one of the most serious cases in his career. Shaka Johnson, 29, of Lot 37, 1102 E. Bankhead St. remained jailed here Wednesday with bond set at $100,000 in the case. Chief Robertson said the incident happened […]

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Officers learn how to deal with life-threatening wounds in dangerous situations

When law enforcement officers sustain life-threatening injuries, it is usually in the form of a penetrating wound – from a knife or other sharp object, or from a gunshot. Often, with such wounds, seconds can literally mean the difference between life and death. Many officers have at least minimal first aid training but few are […]

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