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Position changes with school districts

By Angie Barmer Effective July 1, 2014, Windy Faulkner, current head principal at New Albany Elementary School, and Jamey Wright, current principal at West Union Attendance Center, will be leaving their positions and moving into different school districts once again. Faulkner was recently approved to take over Ron Scott’s position at the Union County School […]

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Myrtle town hall ribbon-cutting

Myrtle dedicates new town hall

  The Town of Myrtle formally opened its new $210,000 municipal building Monday, dedicating the town hall to former resident Murray Coffey, who donated the land. Officials also designated the board room in honor of long-time alderman Joe Graham. Graham was unable to attend but Coffey was on hand along with family members for the […]

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City schools seek help in getting Toyota money

City officials are trying to work out a way to get what they believe is their share of the $300,000 Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is giving to Union County annually for education. For now, the county is getting the entire amount. Part of the commitment Toyota made to the Pontotoc-Union-Lee County PUL Alliance in coming […]

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Union County tornadoes

Mississippi Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Mississippi Severe Weather Preparedness Week is Feb. 3-7, marking the beginning of what is historically a weather-active season. Union County, like the rest of Mississippi, is no stranger to damaging winds, flooding, hail and tornadoes. The state ranks near the top in number of tornadoes, long-track and violent tornadoes and tornado-related fatalities. Part of the […]

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food column

Valentine’s Day chocolate

  By Dr. Linda Mitchell When you hear the word “valentine,” what is the first word that comes to your mind? Is it heart? Red? Cupid? Love? Card? Candy? Flowers? Oh-no? If you’re like the majority of folks then the first word you think of is “heart.” Polls reveal the second word that folks claim […]

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Tickets on sale for home and garden show luncheon

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Home and Garden Show Lunch and Learn event. This is the only part of the sixth annual two-day show with an admission charge. The show will be April 4 and 5 at the fairgrounds and Lunch and Learn will be at noon Friday, April 4. Tickets are […]

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Aldermen approve subdivision, other business

New Albany aldermen handled some routine matters Tuesday beyond the condemnation hearings that took up much of the meeting time (see related story in this issue). They included approving a planned subdivision, improving utility service response, dealing with the sound of railroad train horns and continued marketing of the city. Building Inspector Mike Armstrong reported […]

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Industrial development ramping up for county

The ribbon-cutting at the Jackson Furniture plant in Myrtle Tuesday appears to be just the first in a string of industrial development-related activities in the community. Union County Development Association Executive Director Phil Nanney gave New Albany aldermen an update on several other projects at their February meeting Tuesday. In terms of new industry, Nanney […]

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Jackson Catnapper furniture plant in Myrtle brings 70 jobs to area

  The Town of Myrtle officially got an economic boost Tuesday with the ribbon-cutting at the Jackson Catnapper furniture manufacturing plant. The plant has actually been in production since Dec. 1 but Jackson vice-president Keith Jackson said they had just been too busy getting set up to plan any sort of ceremony. The company manufactures […]

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603 Highland

Aldermen order two residences demolished

      Pressured by written complaints by neighborhood residents, aldermen voted to have two condemned residential structures demolished Tuesday. In one case, this comes after nearly a year of back-and-forth discussion, in the other, a couple of months. Aldermen also approved action in a third case that is considered more a nuisance by neighbors. […]

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