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Veterinary clinic appeals ruling, wanting to place new sign in front of business

One of the public hearings at the July meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen was a case appealed from planning and zoning concerning a request for a variance from the city’s sign ordinance. The owners of New Albany Animal Clinic, from Holly Springs, had purchased a $22,000 lighted sign with message board to replace […]

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Proposed Baker Street name change draws opposition

Public hearings took up the bulk of the New Albany aldermen’s unusually-long two-and-one-half-hour meeting Tuesday, with no resolution in either case. First was discussion of a proposed street name change, drawing objections from residents on the street. Ward Three Alderman Kevin Dale White had expressed interest in renaming Baker Street to become Beasley Street to […]

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County supervisors pleased after first meeting with new NEMCC president

The Union County Board of Supervisors had their first official visit from new Northeast Mississippi Community College President Ricky Ford Monday and expressed confidence that Ford will be good for the Northeast at New Albany campus. “I don’t want anything,” Ford said to the board members. “I’m the new president – although I’ve been there […]

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Participating in the ground-breaking were, from left, Dave Jones with Mills and Mills Architects, contractor Jeff Ganger, Museum Director Jill Smith, building committee member Lynn Madden, building committee member Betsey Hamilton, Rep. Margaret Ellis Rogers, Sen. Nickey Browning, Union County Board of Supervisors President Danny Jordan, Mayor Tim Kent, building committee member Anne Stephens, Faulkner Library contributor Murray Coffey, building committee member Jim Henson, BNA Bank President Bo Collins and Union County Historical Society President Vance Witt.

Work begins on $1.6 million museum expansion

The board of directors of the Union County Historical Society broke ground Thursday for the $1.6 million expansion of the Union County Heritage Museum, planned for nearly six years. Making the project a reality was achieved after the board accepted the low second-round bid of $1,086,000 by Ganger Property Management of New Albany for the […]

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County recovering from torrential rain, flooding

Patches of debris served to denote what had been high-water marks and city equipment was scraping mud from downtown streets that had flooded but evidence of Friday’s torrential rainfall was mostly gone by Monday. The National Weather Service reported that New Albany received 9.95 inches of rain between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. but meteorologists […]

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Dr. Bautista, left, and Dr. Frohn

New OB/GYN doctor joins local clinic

One might argue that Dr. Leo Bautista is genetically disposed to be in the medical profession; at least three of his close family members are doctors. Even if that were true, in talking with the doctor it becomes clear he is in medicine because he genuinely enjoys helping people rather than due to some predestiny. […]

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yogurt ribbon cutting

Frozen yogurt shop has ribbon cutting

sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt held its ribbon-cutting Monday. The business is situated at 104 S. Railroad Ave., next to AC’s Coffee and just off the Tanglefoot Trailhead Plaza. This is the first sweetFrog yogurt business in the area, although it is a franchise company. Local owners are Chris and Niki Chiles of New Albany. Chiles […]

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Quick arrest in unusual daylight armed robbery

It only took New Albany police about 10 minutes to make an arrest in an armed robbery Monday morning, but some are still scratching their heads over the unusual nature of the crime. Investigation was still going on later Monday and some details had not been released but a general account of the crime was […]

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City school board adopts no-tax-increase budget, makes money-saving deals

New Albany school trustees approved a budget with no tax increase next year, signed an agreement to greatly reduce basic printing and copying costs and nearly completed personnel changes for the fall semester at a called meeting at noon Monday. The meeting took the place of the usual July meeting due to the holiday schedule. […]

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Supervisors discuss funding Tupelo women’s shelter, industrial tax exemptions

The Union County Board of Supervisors held an abbreviated meeting Monday with Benny Rakestraw presiding in the absence of board president Danny Jordan and also supervisor Randy Owen. A representative of SAFE, Inc., the shelter for abused women and children in Tupelo, was present to ask for continued budget support by the board. SAFE provides […]

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