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Emerald Home Furnishings moving here, bringing 150 jobs

Gov. Phil Bryant was in New Albany Wednesday to announce that Washington State-based furniture manufacturer Emerald Home Furnishings has chosen this community as its new plant location. The company will renovate and then move into the former Hickory Springs plant (Denton Mills prior to that) in the Denmill Industrial Park southeast of town. The park […]

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Teens face charges in mass mailbox vandalism

Perhaps as many as 100 mailboxes in the Alpine and Jericho areas of eastern Union County were vandalized Monday night and Sheriff Jimmy Edwards is urging anyone who suffered damage to call his office. Three juveniles are in custody charged with the damage. “We started getting reports even before daylight of damage to mailboxes,” Edwards […]

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Folk music festival, bluegrass competition again called success

Organizers were once again pleased with the Down From the Hills music festival and state bluegrass competition this past weekend. This year the event was moved from the fairgrounds and more vendors and bands were added to the lineup, as well as a farm-to-table dinner. “Great spring weather and a good crowd made for a […]

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Victim’s name released in fatal weather-related accident

Police have released the name of the person killed in a freak accident on Hwy. 30 East during a storm Monday. Chief Chris Robertson said the victim was Maria Melendez, 62, of 1016 King’s Road, New Albany. The accident happened shortly before 5:15 p.m. just west of the Tate Avenue intersection on Hwy. 30. Robertson […]

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Traffic stop nets supply of crystal meth

A traffic stop Monday night led to seizure of about 12 grams of crystal methamphetamine and more than $1,500 in cash. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said deputies pulled over a vehicle with three individuals inside in the Fairfield area. The K-9 officer alerted on the vehicle and a search uncovered the methamphetamine. Further investigation led to […]

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Ripley man faces burglary charge

A Ripley man was jailed in Union County this week after apparently giving in to the temptation of a crime of opportunity. Daniel Lennie Rogers, 43, of 1221A CR 624 Ripley, has been charged with commercial burglary. His bond was set at $10,000. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said Rogers is a logger who was working for […]

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County supervisors get progress report on E-911 phone upgrade

Union County supervisors got a little good news Tuesday during an update from E-911 Coordinator Mildred Churchill. She was telling them that the installation of a long-needed update to the emergency telephone system was proceeding and that a site review was scheduled for Thursday for the power supply for a third dispatch position. Apparently due […]

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Movies and Moonbeams

The Town of Myrtle will present “Movies and Moonbeams,” a free community movie night Friday, June 5. The movie will begin about dark, probably around 7:30 p.m. in C. J. Myers Park. A specific movie had not been selected earlier this week but town clerk Marie White said it will definitely be family-friendly, a G […]

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Fun at the spray park

The children’s spray park at BNA Bank Park has begun its sixth year of operation, opening last Saturday in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The park, which has become a favorite summer activity for many small children, will be open from noon until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 […]

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Toyota Corolla production move from Canada to South America will not affect Blue Springs plant

The Business2Business luncheon this past week provided a variety of news about the health of industry in this area as well as an array of education and job training improvement opportunities. The quarterly program is held by the Union County Development Association and sponsored by a grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi. What some may […]

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