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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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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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Neighbor charged with attempted burglary and assault

A New Albany man is free on $50,000 bond, accused of attempting to break into a neighbor’s apartment and injure her. Charged with attempted burglary of an occupied dwelling with intent to assault is Michael Demilio, 45, of 305B Madison St. The victim, who was not identified, lives in the other side of the duplex […]

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Getting ready for kindergarten

  Assistant teacher Katie Vetovitz, first photo, left, helps Candy Hogue register son Mason for the New Albany Elementary School kindergarten program. In the second photo, from left, Ava Vetovitz, Addi Vetovitz and Kylie Gates enjoy refreshments. Teacher Lisa Topper decided to have a “tea” for parents and entering students Wednesday so they could see […]

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NA police getting tough on traffic next week as school readies

There is a good chance that New Albany police will be writing more tickets than usual starting this coming Monday. Police Chief Chris Robertson is reminding drivers that the fall session for city schools will begin Aug. 4 and officers will be on the alert. “We want people to know that there will be strict […]

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Dialysis center under construction

  Major building construction appears to be nearly complete on the Fresenius Medical Care dialysis center being built on Denmill Road, behind the post office. Although owner representatives had not responded to a request for specific information about the facility, city officials said the local owner-operator is from Tupelo. According to a company fact sheet, […]

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