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Van-Atkins to open new store in coming weeks

The face of downtown New Albany will change in a few more weeks with the opening of the new Van-Atkins Jewelers store. Owner Chuck Cooper is moving from the former Bank of New Albany building next to the Tanglefoot Trail Plaza to the building occupied by Winders Hardware for many years and, more lately, Tallahatchie […]

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More sentences released from recent circuit court session

The Union County Circuit Clerk’s office has released more indictments returned by the Union County grand jury this past month. The grand jury returned 119 true bills of indictment, several of which have been published so far and several of which were involved in the large drug sweep two weeks ago. Newly released indictments include: […]

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Sheriff’s department canine to receive bullet-proof vest

Dutch, the Union County Sheriff’s Department K9 dog, will be receiving a ballistic vest thanks to a grant from a nationwide Groupon event that has raised more than $335,000. The “Occasions” campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9s with bullet and stab protective vests ran Feb. 15 though March 5 at 11:59 p.m. EST. […]

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Job fair draws more than 350 hopefuls

Organizers of the Union County Job Fair held Wednesday were hoping at least 100 potential employees would show up. They had that many in the first 20 minutes the event was underway and ended up with 350 or more by the end of the five-hour fair. “I am thoroughly pleased with the entire event,” Union […]

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Deputy Brett Wicker helps Janet Barreto out of the vehicle before taking her to the jail booking area.

Barretos back in Union County

    Janet and Ramon Barreto were returned to the Union County Jail shortly after 4:30 p.m. Sunday – more than five years after being released on a total of $900,000 bond and dropping out of sight. The manhunt for the couple, which included episodes on “America’s Most Wanted,” an addition to the U. S. […]

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Labor Day to affect deadlines, public services

All governmental offices and many businesses will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The New Albany Gazette will be closed Monday and that will require that deadlines for the Wednesday, Sept. 3, issue will be moved earlier. The deadline for display advertising will be at 4 p.m. Thursday while […]

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New Birth Community Church holds open house

    New Birth Community Church held an open house Sunday to allow the public to see what the former Irwin B. Schwabe shirt factory has become. The 12-year-old church has been holding services in the small white building on the other side of Clark Street, but had grown from 35 members to more than […]

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Supervisors hit snag in courthouse roof repair but get good news concerning care of local mental patients

The Union County Board of Supervisors hit a snag in efforts to have the courthouse roof repaired Monday, but received some good news about the continuing process of how to deal with mental patients. The board had advertised for bids on the courthouse repair work and was prepared to open them Monday, but only received […]

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County holds delinquent tax sale Monday

Union County Tax Assessor-Collector Randy Dunnam held this year’s delinquent property tax land sale Monday morning. The sale was moved to the chancery courtroom, partly because of the high temperatures outside and because the circuit courtroom was in use for a hearing. The sale drew a standing-room-only crowd but the number of attendees was reduced some […]

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CREATE program looks for ways to improve career readiness

The economic future of our region looks bright but key to the success of coming generations is increasing career awareness and providing readiness training from an early age. That means more money for education. That conclusion is part of what came out of a public forum here Wednesday sponsored by the CREATE Foundation and Toyota […]

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