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County approves new access road

On Monday, the Union County Board of Supervisors approved a Development Infrastructure Grant agreement for a new access road to Newport Furniture in the former Stratford Futorian plant. The road will connect Industrial Drive, off North Glenfield Road, to the Newport lot, running approximately parallel to the railroad. Its purpose is also to bypass Rolling […]

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U.S. Senate race becomes more crowded

Although local judicial races remain unchanged with mostly incumbents who are unopposed, the U.S. senate race became more complicated Friday. Long-time Republican incumbent Thad Cochran had said he would seek re-election and long before that, tea party candidate Chris McDaniel, Republican state senator and attorney, had begun his own campaign for the office. Shortly before […]

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MDA representative offers help to local community leaders during breakfast

The Mississippi Development Authority may be situated in Jackson but help for starting or growing industries is closer than that, as those attending the Union County Development Association CEO and GM breakfast learned Thursday. The speaker was Vaunita Sullivan Martin, of Eggville, who is the Regional Director for the MDA. Her office is in Tupelo. […]

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Youngsters get first-hand look at how part of community functions

New Albany Elementary School kindergarten students got a behind-the-scenes look at how various local public services function as part of Community Day Friday. The students went on a walking tour of the downtown area visiting locations such as City Hall, the police department, UCDA, courthouse, First United Methodist Church and getting an up-close look at […]

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Ninth-graders reverse gender roles in vocations on Non-Traditional Day

New Albany ninth-graders got an opportunity to experience gender-reversal – as least as far as traditionally-perceived vocations are involved – during the ninth annual Non-Traditional Day held at the Career and Technical Center. Christy Paul of student services said the goal is increase enrollment by males in classes generally considered to be more female-oriented, and […]

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Toyota grant offers health careers course

While there may be a growing need for health care professional in a variety of medical fields, students are finding it challenging to choose and enter one. Often, they don’t know what preparation is required, whether the career will meet their expectations, or perhaps what the specific career even consists of. Thanks to a grant […]

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Dental education program works to ‘give kids a smile’

Head Start students learned about the value of having healthy teeth as well as ways to care for their teeth Friday with a visit from Dr. Kelton McClinton and staff. The visit was part of the annual “Give Kids a Smile” program sponsored by the American Dental Association and in conjunction with Children’s Dental Health […]

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‘Way We Worked’ series continues with art of basket weaving

Visitors to the Union County Heritage Museum Saturday were able to learn the pioneer art of basket weaving, a class offered in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution exhibition “The Way We Worked.” “One of the ways we worked is how we used to make things with our own hands,” museum director Jill Smith said. Participants […]

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NA transition to liquor sales going smoothly

Barely nine months in, New Albany seems to have made the transition from dry to wet smoothly. The city’s two wine and spirits stores have been open nearly eight months and report growing acceptance – and increasing sales. “We even have a few pastors, and some law enforcement, who come in occasionally and get a […]

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