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New Baptist Hospital emergency department grand opening Friday

Baptist Memorial Hospital officials are welcoming the public to view the community’s new $12 million emergency medical department this Friday. A formal ribbon-cutting will be held at 10 a.m. July 18. Some of those involved in the project will make brief comments, the ribbon will be cut and tours and refreshments will then be provided. […]

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Remainder of county fair to see even more events, cooler weather

The Union County Fair got off to a wet start when a cold front accompanied by gusty winds and rain moved through the area Monday evening, but that same front was expected to bring unusually cool weather to make life better for fair-goers the rest of the week. The fair began unofficially with border collie […]

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County officials continue efforts to find plan for mental patients

The Union County Supervisors are continuing to try to find an acceptable way to deal with residents of the community suffering from mental illness. As was reported the past two weeks, the county had an agreement with Region IV Mental Health Services that afforded appropriate and expedient care for Union Countians who had been committed […]

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McDaniel supporters examine local voting records

Representatives of Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel were in New Albany Monday to examine voting records from the June 24 Republican run-off to determine a party nominee for the U. S. Senate race. They reportedly found little of note. The visit was part of a plan to check records in all 82 counties and contest […]

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Metal crafters show how to make money along with art

      Metal artists Don and Louise Coulson of Aberdeen presented a program for the Tallahatchie Arts Council Tuesday but instead of showing how to make jewelry, they showed how to make money. While TAC programs usually focus on the artistic aspect of guest speakers, the Coulson provided information on marketing and business management […]

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City moving closer to construction of Tanglefoot trailhead plaza

The City of New Albany may be closer to the construction of a trailhead arch and plaza for Tanglefoot Trail between the Van-Atkins and Trails and Treads businesses. Mayor Tim Kent brought up the issue at the regular monthly board meeting July 1. Funding is one of the main problems and Kent said that Ward […]

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County fair is next week with early event Saturday

The 2014 Union County Fair officially starts next Monday, July 14, and runs though Saturday, July 19, but a couple of events will be held as early as Saturday. A few additions are being made to the schedule and more details about new events are coming out. It was announced this week that the popular […]

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Healthy kids camp

      Performing Arts owner Regina Cook helps one of the 41 participants at Baptist Memorial Hospital’s Healthy Kids Camp go though a water exercise. Children ages six to 12 spend each morning all this week at the Baptist Healthplex or neighboring Performing Arts Center learning about topics including fire safety, nutritional snacks, exercise […]

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Supervisors seeking funds to improve Extension office; still looking for good way to deal with mental patients

The Union County Board of Supervisors is working to get funds to provide better quarters for the Union County Extension Office at the fairgrounds. Board members Monday approved a resolution of authorization with the Mississippi Development Authority, attempting to get a $150,000 grant from the Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Program. If they are […]

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Police solve trailer theft

New Albany police have solved the theft of a semi-trailer valued at about $18,000, crediting both hard work and good luck in the case. Officers were called to The Kangaroo Express at 505 State Hwy. 15 South about 5:30 p.m. on May 21 where Tim Cook reported that his 53-foot white Vanguard trailer had been […]

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