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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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First United Methodist to hold North Side event

Embrace, First United Methodist Church’s outreach program, will hold a special event at the North Side Park between Alabama and Broad Streets from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28. A brief devotional will be included, along with a variety of games and activities. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available and if the weather […]

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Fossil Road Show again offers range of features

Union County Heritage Museum Director Jill Smith said she was again pleased with attendance at the Fossil Road Show there Saturday. The annual event is drawing an increasing number of local attendees as well as more vendors and mineral and fossil experts, she said. Dr. Charles T. Swann with the Mississippi Mineral Resource Institute at […]

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Clerk’s office can finally accept absentee votes for next week’s run-off

Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford is accepting absentee ballots for next week’s Republican senate race run-off, but Saturday will be the last day anyone may cast an absentee ballot in person. Absentee ballots that are mailed in can be received by Stanford’s office up to 5 p.m. next Monday, the day before the election. […]

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Circuit court in middle of two-week term

A two-week term of circuit court began in Union County this past week with Judge Andrew K. Howorth presiding. As of Friday, several pleas had been accepted and sentences given, as well as other orders issued. Court continued this week with Judge John A. Gregory sitting on the bench but officials did not expect to […]

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Standex presents scholarships to children of employees

  Standex, the parent company of the Master-Bilt refrigeration company in New Albany, awarded $15,000 in scholarships to children of employees this past week. The scholarship program has been going on for at least 25 years, company officials say, with the grants based on a variety of scholastic, extra-curricular and community involvement criteria. Master-Bilt President […]

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Tallahatchie RiverFest call for artists

Organizers of the 2014 Tallahatchie RiverFest are bringing back a fine arts exhibition and competition as part of the event. Fine arts were part of early RiverFests but had not been included as a separate, specific category in several years. RiverFest will be held Sept. 26-27 with events at a variety of locations including the […]

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Public being warned of phony arrest phone scam

New Albany police are warning the public about a telephone scam that has been reported in the area starting this past week. “Tuesday, we got a report from an elderly lady who received a call saying she had two warrants for her arrest,” Chief Chris Robertson said. “They told her the only way to settle […]

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Juveniles charged in burglary, vandalism cases

Police have charged three juveniles in two unrelated incidents of burglary and vandalism a week ago. One involved a break-in at the New Albany Middle School and the other was a string of acts of glass-breaking from Church Street across town to the new dry-cleaning establishment on West Bankhead. Chief Chris Robertson said the vandalism […]

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