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Tickets on sale for home and garden show luncheon

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Home and Garden Show Lunch and Learn event. This is the only part of the sixth annual two-day show with an admission charge. The show will be April 4 and 5 at the fairgrounds and Lunch and Learn will be at noon Friday, April 4. Tickets are […]

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Aldermen approve subdivision, other business

New Albany aldermen handled some routine matters Tuesday beyond the condemnation hearings that took up much of the meeting time (see related story in this issue). They included approving a planned subdivision, improving utility service response, dealing with the sound of railroad train horns and continued marketing of the city. Building Inspector Mike Armstrong reported […]

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Industrial development ramping up for county

The ribbon-cutting at the Jackson Furniture plant in Myrtle Tuesday appears to be just the first in a string of industrial development-related activities in the community. Union County Development Association Executive Director Phil Nanney gave New Albany aldermen an update on several other projects at their February meeting Tuesday. In terms of new industry, Nanney […]

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Jackson Catnapper furniture plant in Myrtle brings 70 jobs to area

  The Town of Myrtle officially got an economic boost Tuesday with the ribbon-cutting at the Jackson Catnapper furniture manufacturing plant. The plant has actually been in production since Dec. 1 but Jackson vice-president Keith Jackson said they had just been too busy getting set up to plan any sort of ceremony. The company manufactures […]

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Aldermen order two residences demolished

      Pressured by written complaints by neighborhood residents, aldermen voted to have two condemned residential structures demolished Tuesday. In one case, this comes after nearly a year of back-and-forth discussion, in the other, a couple of months. Aldermen also approved action in a third case that is considered more a nuisance by neighbors. […]

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It’s Girl Scout cookie time

Girl Scouts are again taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies. Girl Scouts throughout North Mississippi have order cards ready and will continue taking pre-sale orders through Jan. 26. Cookies will arrive in mid-February and many troops will host local booth sales for four weekends from Feb. 21 through March 16. “Booth sales help girls to […]

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What’s your wing personality?

By Dr. Linda Mitchell There was a time, believe it or not, when chicken wings were thought of as scraps given to the dog or tossed out with the garbage. Nowadays, they are all the rage as appetizers and party fare. They rank on the top of Super Bowl food polls as one of the […]

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Biodiesel plant explosion rocks county

The incident occurred about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday at North Mississippi Biodiesel, also known as JNS Biodiesel, at 823 Hwy. 15 North near the industrial park, when a fire apparently caused the tanks containing flammable liquids to begin to explode. An exact cause was still undetermined Wednesday but Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said investigation into that would […]

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Moore named NMMC president

Tim Moore has been appointed as president of North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo, a 650-bed regional referral center that is the largest, private, not-for-profit hospital in Mississippi. Since April 2012, Moore has served as vice president of North Mississippi Health Services’ community hospitals, working closely with the facilities in Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point, Miss., […]

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