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City arrests four for variety of drug-related charges

What at first looked like a nuisance call turned into four felony drug arrests and the seizure of a variety of illegal drugs and paraphernalia for New Albany police this past Friday. Chief Chris Robertson said the case began about 9 a.m. on Hwy. 348 when someone reported hearing popping sounds. An officer got behind […]

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Community observes National Day of Prayer

About 100 people came to the courthouse lawn Thursday to observe the National Day of Prayer. The theme this year was “Lord, hear our cry.” Those attending were welcomed and viewed the presentation of colors by the New Albany High School Junior Air Force R.O.T.C. and the playing of the national anthem. Area pastors then […]

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Nationwide Groupon campaign raises over $335,000 for law enforcement K9 protective vests

The Union County Sheriffs Department’s K9, Dutch, has received a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide Groupon event that has raised over $335,000. The “Occasions” campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9’s with bullet and stab protective vests ran February 15 through March 5. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. was the nationwide non-profit organization […]

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City applying for $150,000 park and market grant

New Albany aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday to apply for a $150,000 Land and Water Conservation Grant that would, along with other funding sources, provide a new farmers’ market pavilion, new restrooms at the Park Along the River, two river access points, a connecting path and a riverbank amphitheatre. With Mayor Tim Kent on vacation, Vice-Mayor […]

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Saturday last day for absentee voting in special House election

Noon Saturday is the deadline to cast an absentee ballot in the May 12 special election to fill the House of Representatives seat left vacant following the death of Alan Nunnelee Feb. 6. Mailed-in absentee ballots may be received by Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford up until 5 p.m. Monday, however. Stanford’s office will […]

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New Albany school trustees approved salary schedules for the coming year Monday, but only after close to 90 minutes’ discussion in closed session. The board also approved a list of specific resignations and hires much more quickly and heard updates on several continuing projects. Those projects included planned improvements to the New Albany Boys and […]

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County may face loss of jail trusty workforce

A money-saving effort by recently-appointed Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher may leave Union County without a low-cost workforce it has depended on: jail trusties. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards shared a letter with supervisors Monday that he had received from Fisher saying the MDOC budget approved by the legislature was $23 million less than requested. […]

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County moves ahead on three improvement projects

The Union County Board of Supervisors moved ahead on three major projects involving nearly $5 million this week: one related to industrial development and two connected to the county road system. No one was present to object at a public hearing concerning the application for a Community Development Block Grant of up to $1.5 million […]

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Stephens named UCDA Citizen of the Year at annual meeting

Anne Stephens was named 2015 UCDA Citizen of the Year at the association’s annual membership banquet Monday night. This is the second year for the award, determined from a list of nominees by Union County Development Association members and voted on secretly. “The vote was overwhelming,” Dr. Tommy Barkley, board member and award presenter, said. […]

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Work under way on Tanglefoot bridge over Main Street

  Workers removed the handrails on the former railroad bridge along Tanglefoot Trail and over Main Street Monday in preparation for removal of the old bridge. The middle white circle in the foreground shows where the north end of the new 120-foot bridge will rest; the south end will be near where the workman is […]

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