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From left are Colt Doom, BNA Bank; Joanne Lesley, Union County Development Association; Jacob Crane, Imperial Trading Co.; Ricky Tutor, Imperial Trading Co.; Mayor Tim Kent; Tom Buie, Imperial Trading Co.; Bobby Butler, Imperial Trading Co.; Rebeca Brantley, Three Rivers Planning and Development District; Mike Staten, BNA Bank; and Randy Dunnam, Union County Tax Assessor.

Imperial Trading Co. to build new warehouse

The Imperial Trading Company on Carter Avenue held a ribbon-cutting Friday for construction of a 12,000-square-foot addition to their warehouse. The addition will include a 4,000-square-foot cooler-freezer and add about 25 percent to their present 45,000 square feet of warehouse space. The business was originally Union Grocery, dating back to 1953. Imperial Trading bought the […]

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Study shows retail sales gaps

New Albany may be blessed with a vibrant downtown and bustling retail trade area in many respects, but some experts say the city could be doing much better. According to an analysis presented by Retail Strategies, each year nearly $10.3 million is leaving Union County to be spent in other towns for groceries alone. Full-service […]

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Green Metals ribbon cutting

Toyota recycler opens near plant

Nationwide and globally recognized scrap metal recycling and waste handling company Green Metals, Inc. opened up a new facility located at 1034 Corolla Lane in Blue Springs. Green Metals, Inc. is a subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho and handles recycling for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, Inc. and TMMMS Tier One and Tier Two suppliers. President and […]

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DAISY presentation Angie Wilson with Randy White Jan 2014-1

Baptist Union County recognizes nurse who performs above and beyond expectations

  Angie Wilson, a labor and delivery nurse for the Women’s Center at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, recently received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, an award given in appreciation of the work nurses do. Wilson was nominated by a former patient who praised Wilson for her outstanding care and compassion. Nurses like Wilson are […]

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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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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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Catfish designated commodity of month

Union County Farm Bureau promoted “Catfish” as the commodity of the month for July. A display was set up complete with fishing bobbers and gummy “worms” for the children. Members were invited to register for two catfish dinners from Fat Luey’s Restaurant. Nell Weeden was the winner. Shown with her receiving the gift certificate are […]

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Russell-Cellular now open

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Newport Furniture liquidation end of era

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – The closing of Newport Furniture could be the end of a 65-year-old furniture manufacturing legacy. Last week, Newport filed for Chapter 7 liquidation, an unsurprising move given its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing a few days earlier. Production at the plant had all but ceased in recent […]

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Dana Cawthon

Local woman offers wide range of small business development help through Ole Miss

With some hope that the economy is improving and anticipating the benefits of Tanglefoot Trail, now is a time that some are thinking about starting a new business or upgrading an existing business. What many may not know is that free, practical, confidential help is available through the Mississippi Small Business Development Center. Serving the […]

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