It’s spring…finally

Spring arrives about noon tomorrow, according to the official charts, and none too soon for us. It was a difficult winter across the nation, with wretched weather along with record snows and low temperatures in some areas. Here in Union County, it wasn’t too pleasant, either, but fortunately we avoided the severe ice – and […]

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Five arrested on meth charges

Over the past week, deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s Department have arrested five people on methamphetamine charges. Nathan C. III Swords, 23, 184 Collins Street, Ecru was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with a $25,000 bond. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said, “The Ecru Police Department went to his house to talk to him […]

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New Albany parking committee

Citizens lead preservation efforts

What began Thursday as a meeting of the city parking committee ended up as the organizational meeting of the New Albany Historic Preservation Committee. Aldermen had tentatively approved using parking committee members as historic preservation committee members at their March meeting with almost no discussion. Alderman-at-Large Scott Dunnam brought the matter up, and was a […]

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School start meddling

Mississippi appears on the verge of repealing an ill-advised law that prohibited local public school districts from starting the school year before the third Monday in August. The law, passed in 2012, would have taken effect during the coming school year and would have delayed the start of school until Aug. 18. Schools in northeast […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Making lots of copies, sort of

I have tried to remember, but I can’t place who told me to do it. I just remember that I was supposed to make lots of copies of the newspaper because someone wanted them. It was an odd request really. Make a bunch of copies of the May 29, 1978, edition of the Greenville, S.C., […]

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Downtown parking

We predict it is going to take more than a large culvert and a sidewalk to get people to park in the city lot near the Union County Library, but it’s a start. And it’s a start we support. The City of New Albany, based on a recommendation of its downtown parking committee, is going […]

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Carter Avenue parking lot

Work to start on city parking lot improvement

Anyone driving along Carter Avenue by the library parking lot can hardly miss the large silver culvert sitting on the ditch bank beside the lot. The culvert is destined to go in the creek beside Carter Avenue with the area above it being covered. This is part of the plan from the city’s parking committee […]

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House condemnations hit snags

New Albany aldermen, at their regular meeting Tuesday, were scheduled to hear two proposals with quotes to demolish properties condemned at previous meetings but that did not happen. Instead, in one case, aldermen took a step back for legal reasons. In the second, the owners who had purchased the property only days before its demolition […]

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Blue Springs to seek Sherman law enforcement aid

The Town of Blue Springs is moving ahead with plans for an interlocal agreement with Sherman to aid each other in law enforcement. In response to a request from Blue Springs Police Officer Anthony Anderson for the option to use the Sherman Police Department for backup as needed, the Blue Springs Board of Aldermen asked […]

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City upgrading utility truck fleet, fire stations

Light, gas and water manager Bill Mattox has been telling aldermen about the need for new boom bucket trucks for some time and now that need is being met. He reported that to the city board during their regular meeting Tuesday. First, he told them about a bid opening for a new bucket truck with […]

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