Museum board expected to accept bid to begin expansion project

The board of directors of the Union County Historical Society is scheduled to meet Monday and is expected to accept a bid for the proposed $1.6 million expansion of the heritage museum. The low base bid, by local company Ganger Property Management, was for $1,086,000. Even adding the effects of three alternate items, the price […]

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Aldermen looking at building status, street name change, other improvements

New Albany aldermen hope to get back on track in efforts to rid the city of substandard, unsafe housing as soon as a new code enforcement officer can be hired. The former code enforcement officer, Baron Baker, resigned to work as a sheriff’s deputy, and present building inspector and zoning administrator Mike Armstrong will be […]

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Kelly carries Union County, wins congressional seat

Saltillo district attorney Trent Kelly carried 20 of 22 counties – including Union County – to win the congressional seat formerly held by Alan Nunnelee Tuesday. Kelly received 70 percent of the vote while Pontotoc attorney Howard Zinn Jr. got 30 percent. In Union County, Kelly’s vote ratio was even higher with his having 82 […]

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Cancer Relay for Life is Friday evening

The Union County American Cancer Society Relay for Life has been one of the top such fundraisers in Mississippi for nearly two decades, outperforming similar events in some of the largest towns in the state. The 17th edition of the popular celebration will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. today, June 5, again at BNA […]

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Part of Tanglefoot to close for repairs

A section of Tanglefoot Trail in Union County will be closed June 8-10 for replacement of a culvert. The closed area will be between mile marker 40 and mile marker 41, between CR 89 and Owen Road. Signs will be installed to alert trail users to turn around in order to avoid the closed area. […]

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Baptist makes significant impact on Mid-South economy

Baptist Union County’s economic impact totals more than $58 million   Baptist Memorial Health Care recently conducted an economic impact study with the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research/ Center for Manpower Studies at the University of Memphis’ Fogelman at the College of Business and Economics. Baptist has 14 hospitals across three states: Mississippi, […]

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Inmate help needed here

Sometimes an effort to save money ends up costing a lot more money than it saves. We think that would be the case with the current state effort to end the Joint State County Work Program. That’s the official name for the program that provides state inmates to counties to work on a variety of […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Summer plan out of whack

Tomorrow we start summer schedule around our house. It’s the time of year when we get up a little later, relax on the patio a while after work, spend time watering the flowers and the grass, and eat dinner an hour later than the rest of the year. Summer schedule is built around my wife, […]

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Cancer Relay for Life set for Friday

The 17th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. this Friday, June 5, again at BNA Bank Park. The theme this year is “Back to the Future” and the opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. As always, the event is open to the community with everyone encouraged […]

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City schools filling staff slots, adopts long-range plan

New Albany school trustees approved hiring several more teachers and staff members at their monthly meeting Monday, leaving only a few vacancies to fill for the fall. Superintendent Jackie Ford told them that some of the only positions still not settled include high school science and special education teachers, a math teacher for the alternative […]

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