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Bank officer provides information on avoiding identity theft, card fraud

Identity theft is a real problem, but rare compared to more commonplace credit card theft and fraud, according to Morgan Akins, vice-president of electronic banking for BNA Bank. Akins presented the program this past Thursday at a meeting of the Union County Retired Education Personnel Association. Akins said ID security is mostly common sense. “But […]

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Mississippi election year anything but dull

After nine and a half months of qualifying suspense, some campaigning, more periods of inactivity and not a little legal drama, the 2015 general election is only two and a half weeks away. Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford is accepting absentee ballots and the deadlines for registering or updating information have passed. On the ballot will […]

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Most county industrial structures full; county getting more building space

Union County has done a good enough job in industrial recruiting that it is running out of available buildings – but officials say we are still in good shape in terms of land. That’s what the county’s industrial developer, Josh West, told those at the monthly Union County Development Association breakfast for CEOs and human […]

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BMH health fair Thursday to provide free flu vaccinations

Health officials agree everyone over the age of six months needs to have an annual flu vaccination and while the cost is going up most places, you can get yours free courtesy of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. The free flu vaccinations will be offered at the BMH annual community health fair Thursday, Oct. 15, from […]

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Supervisors approve $758,000 bid to repave roads in county

The Union County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to spend about three-quarters of a million dollars to have more than 17 miles of county roads resurfaced. Only two bids for the work were submitted: one from Kimes and Stone Construction for $727,703.73 and one from Vance Construction for $758,427.15. Board members voted to accept the […]

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Wellspring Education project to be topic at Business to Business lunch

The second in UCDA’s five-event series of Business to Business networking luncheons for 2015-2016 will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 11:45 a.m. in the Magnolia Room of the Civic Center on Bankhead Street. Dr. Charles Garrett, former New Albany school superintendent and now senior consultant with the CREATE Foundation, will present the program. […]

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Robin Merritt makes a point about self-exams

Merritt cited as resilient, persevering in cancer fight

Perhaps the most emotional and uplifting event during Breast Cancer Awareness Month each October in New Albany is the luncheon sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Breast cancer survivors are honored and victims remembered along with what radiologist Dr. Justin Lohmeier describes as “testimony” from survivors describing their experiences. One of the speakers this year […]

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Aldermen act to restrict limit downtown parking, yard sales

New Albany has what is described as a good problem to have: too little parking downtown. It also appears to be experiencing an uncontrolled epidemic of “yard” sales, some of which are repetitive. Tuesday, city aldermen took action to try to correct both. The changes to the parking ordinance are for the downtown area, affecting […]

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Aldermen act on several items but subdivision, sign, metal siding ordinances still not settled

New Albany aldermen passed two ordinances dealing with parking and yard sale problems at their monthly meeting Tuesday but other measures did not fare as well. With Alderman-at-Large Scott Dunnam absent again and Ward Two Alderman Johnny Anderson participating by phone, the board members first tried to pass new subdivision regulations for the city. Officials […]

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Not all volunteers are retired women. Jane Goode leads this group of First Baptist Acteens and gladly volunteered her girls to sew and make surgery pillows for hospital patients. This helps them after surgery when having to cough or move about giving them something to apply a little pressure to the site to ease the pain.  Amanda Ivy, surgery director, had originally asked if the volunteers could possibly take on this project and they quickly volunteered.

Hospital ‘Tree of Love’ offers opportunity to honor others and help patients

Although fall has barely arrived, Christmas is less than three months away and weeks before that will be the annual Tree of Love celebration. The Tree of Love is done each year by the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County Auxiliary with help and coordination from the hospital itself as well. The project serves as a fundraiser […]

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