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County supervisors to share leadership on rotating basis

The Union County Board of Supervisors are breaking with tradition in order to assure a more shared leadership of the county. In the past, each new board has elected a president who serves for the four-year term but newly-elected president Randy Owen said they are doing it differently this time. The board members have agreed […]

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M. L. King holiday to affect some closings, garbage pick-ups

Governmental offices, schools and some businesses will close Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of the M. L. King holiday. Solid waste collection out in the county will not be affected and will be picked up as usual. Garbage pick-up in the city will change, however. The usual Monday route will be collected the following day, […]

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Don’t take quality of our schools for granted

It may be that we take our local school systems for granted. They seem to be doing what they are supposed to do and don’t make waves. But if you have lived in other parts of the state you may better realize how fortunate we are in terms of education. Both city and county systems […]

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City wins grant to help fund free concert series this year

New Albany was named Tuesday as one of 15 cities to win a Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation AMP Grant of $25,000 in matching funds to present a free 10-week concert series at the Park Along the River. In July, the Levitt Foundation invited nonprofits and municipalities partnering with a nonprofit, to submit proposals that would reflect the three goals of […]

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New Year may be bringing more retail, industrial development to area

After a holiday lull, it appears retail business and industrial development prospects are looking better and the city will be benefitting from some tourism-related programs and improvements to city services. Union County Development Association Executive Director Phil Nanney told New Albany aldermen ata their regular monthly meeting Tuesday that a couple of prospects are “heating […]

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New Albany High School to present ‘The Little Mermaid’ for annual musical

New Albany High School is presenting Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” as this year’s annual musical production. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 13, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. The story, as familiarized in the popular movie, tells about a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel, who is King […]

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New Albany seeing renewed recycling effort

A team of people in New Albany has been working with the mayor and the board of aldermen to help New Albany become better stewards of the environment. “We have been working with the city to make changes to our current system, so that we are efficient and effective in our recycling efforts,” Amy Livingston […]

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Officers play surprise Santa for second year

Thanks to the generosity of two anonymous local businessmen, police were able to hand out gift certificates instead of tickets before Christmas again this year. Police Chief Chris Robertson said the two got in touch with him last year, saying the community had been good to them and they wanted to give back in some […]

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Police seize crystal meth

New Albany police say they took a significant amount of drugs off the street this past week following the arrest of two Lee County women. Chief Chris Robertson said the incident began with a traffic stop about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 30 on Crystal Plaza Drive. Patrol officers along with narcotics officers investigated the vehicle and […]

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Owen to lead board of supervisors for coming term

Randy Owen will serve as president of the Union County Board of Supervisors for the next four years. Owen, the Fourth District Supervisor and lone incumbent to return to the board, was unanimously elected during the first meeting of the new term Monday. Third District Supervisor Dave Kitchens was named board vice-president. Most of the […]

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