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Union County unemployment up slightly but still among lowest in state

Union County’s jobless rate for October crept up one-tenth of a percentage point for October, from 4.6 in September to 4.7 percent this past month. It had been a lower 4.4 percent in August. With that increase, Union County lost one position in state rankings, moving from having the sixth-lowest jobless rate in the state […]

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Local businessman Herbert Rogers dies

New Albany businessman Herbert Graham Rogers III, 73, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, following a long illness. Rogers was a major figure in local insurance business for nearly 50 years. He had interrupted graduate studies at the University of Mississippi to purchase the Guy M. Houston Insurance Agency, which later became the Rogers Agency. After […]

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Union County Library receives $325,000 bequest from former resident

Usually the county library just hopes to have most of its borrowed materials returned, along with a little money for overdue fines, but this week they received something beyond the wildest dreams of library officials. Friday, the Union County Library System received a bequest in the amount of $235,000 from former resident Ellaine Platek. “This […]

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FBI investigating officer-involved incident

The University of Mississippi Police Department has asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to look into an incident during the football game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday in which it appears a fan was struck by security personnel. A New Albany police officer not named in the announcement was involved in the incident, along with others. […]

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Supervisors take next step toward Emerald Furniture renovation

The Union County Board of Supervisors met only briefly Monday, but learned some news that could prove a bonus to the community. Former New Albany alderman Jim Owen, who also served as Tippah County administrator, was present and told board members he is the new field representative for U. S. Rep. Trent Kelly. Owen said […]

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Christmas parade is next Monday

The City of New Albany’s 2015 Christmas parade will be at 7 p.m. next Monday, Nov. 30. The theme is “A Storybook Christmas” and Betty King has been selected as grand marshal. This year’s parade is being coordinated by the Tallahatchie Arts Council. Chairman Evelyn Mason said the parade will follow the usual route starting […]

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Second Thanksgiving Turkey Trot is Thursday morning

Nearly 250 area runners will not be sleeping in Thanksgiving morning. Instead, they will be running either four or 13.1 miles (a half marathon) to work up an appetite and benefit the community’s food bank. The second annual Tanglefoot Turkey Trot will be held Nov. 26, at 7 a.m. and all proceeds will go t […]

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Author Laurie Parker on self-publishers and getting ‘no respect’

The self-described “Rodney Dangerfield of Mississippi writers” paid a visit to New Albany Tuesday to talk about her latest work and evolution as an artist and author. Starkville resident Laurie Parker has been here before, first as the illustrator and author of children’s books – usually rhyming books with visual puzzles in the illustration. In […]

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Fun run concludes NA Elementary Boosterthon fundraiser

New Albany Elementary School students concluded a week of character, fitness and leadership building with high-energy fun runs Wednesday and Thursday. The events were all part of Boosterthon, an alternative way for the school to raise money without having to sell merchandise to family and friends. The program combines interactive highly physical activities with classroom […]

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Runners can build appetites and help needy Thanksgiving by running in Turkey Trot

Once again, local runners will have the opportunity to whip up a good appetite for that Thanksgiving meal and at the same time help put food on the tables of needy Union Countians. The second annual Tanglefoot Turkey Trot will be held Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, at 7 a.m. Not only will participants burn those […]

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