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County board having to take look at system for care of mentally ill

The Union County Board of Supervisors is once again having to decide the question of how to handle mentally ill residents. They learned Monday that a system that they thought has been working well for nearly three years may be discontinued due to lack of sufficient funding. For many years, when someone believed another to […]

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July 4 closings, solid-waste and deadline changes include Gazette

Most businesses, including the New Albany Gazette, and all governmental offices will close Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Because the holiday is on a Friday, the publication schedule for the Gazette will change as well. For the Wednesday, July 2, issue, the ad deadline will be 5 p.m. Thursday, June 26 and […]

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Circuit court terms ends with more sentences

The second week of the June term of circuit court ended Friday with about two dozen cases being handled in addition to those reported this past week. Many of the cases came out of indictments returned by the Union County grand jury in April, a large percentage of which were drug-related. Judge John Gregory heard […]

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Reminder: Area churches to celebrate freedom with community program on courthouse lawn

The community will have a freedom celebration this year, but it will be nearly a week before Independence Day so as not to cause conflict with families’ other activities. Several area churches are getting together to present the event this Sunday, June 29, at the Union County Courthouse. A picnic will start the program at […]

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Supervisors discuss property tax assessments, tax exemptions

Union County supervisors began their regular Monday meeting with a short agenda but ended up talking for nearly an hour about several matters including who does personal property tax assessments and the rationale for granting industrial ad valorem or Freeport tax exemptions. In the assessment matter, Tax Assessor-Collector Randy Dunnam told supervisors he had learned […]

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Historical Society certified by state center; should aid in fundraising

The Union County Historical Society recently achieved a milestone that drew little public attention but could dramatically increase the society and museum’s ability to attract much more substantial grants than in the past. “We have become ‘Excellence in Action’ certified under the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits,” museum director Jill Smith said. “Congratulation again on your […]

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Churches organizing community freedom celebration

Several area churches are getting together to give the community a freedom celebration this year. The event will be Sunday, June 29, at the Union County Courthouse. A picnic will start the program at 5:30 p.m. with hamburgers or hot dogs provided and those attending are invited to bring coolers and lawn chairs (no alcohol […]

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Cochran-McDaniel Senate run-off set for Tuesday

Mississippi voters will go back to the polls Tuesday to break the near-deadlock between Republicans Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel that resulted from the June 3 primary. Tea Party candidate McDaniel edged out the 36-year incumbent senator by only about 1,400 votes for the entire state – less than a percentage point and not quite […]

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Mayor expected to make full recovery after freak accident

Mayor Tim Kent was expected to be released from North Mississippi Medical Center Thursday after being severely injured in a freak accident Tuesday night. According to Shellie Kent, his wife, the mayor was in his shop at home working on an old Jeep he has been in the process of restoring. While he was using […]

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Two in custody in pawn shop break-in

Police Investigator Chad Glasson said that officers have two suspects in custody in connection with the burglary of the Beneficial Pawn Shop on West Bankhead Saturday, June 7, during which 18 handguns were stolen. He declined to release further specific information at this time, citing a “wide-scale multi-agency investigation” that is continuing in the case. […]

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