Apples and oranges

Ward Two Alderman Johnny Anderson has come up with a new proposal to set minimum standards for the appearance of property in New Albany. It would outline a number of items that would be a violation of city ordinance, including junk vehicles, the storage of junk, garbage or waste products on the property, blocking access […]

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Messer, Shackleford to wed Oct. 16

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Messer of New Albany, Miss. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Messer, to Joshua Clay Shackleford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Shackleford of Belden, Miss. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elton Wilson of New Albany. She is also the granddaughter of […]

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‘State of the Region’ report set for Nov. 18

The CREATE Foundation has announced a new date for its “State of the Region” report to be held in New Albany.  The presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Magnolia Civic Center.  The report will include highlights about Union County from the foundation’s annual regional report meeting held in Tupelo.  

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RiverFest discussion meeting set for Tuesday

The Union County Development Association will host a public meeting concerning the recent Tallahatchie Riverfest at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Magnolia Room of the Magnolia Civic Center. The Union County Development Association invites all  citizens who have interest in the event’s future to attend the meeting.    

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Baptist hospital provides breast cancer education during luncheon

In honor of October’s designation as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County held a luncheon at the Magnolia Civic Center last Thursday to educate the public about breast cancer and the different ways to detect breast cancer early. Board Certified Radiologist Justin Lohmeier, M. D., gave the presentation. He told the audience that […]

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Circuit clerk taking absentee votes

With the November elections approaching, Union Countians who will be unable to participate in the Tuesday, Nov. 2 election have the opportunity to cast their absentee ballots at the Union County Circuit Clerk’s office through Saturday, Oct. 31. According to Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford, citizens may cast their absentee ballots during week day […]

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New Albany bids Alderman Tucker farewell

A large crowd of family, friends, community members and more gathered in the sanctuary at First Baptist Church in New Albany  Friday morning, Oct. 8, for the memorial service for William “Bill” Major Tucker.   First Baptist Church Pastor Rickey Blythe started the service by saying that the day was about celebrating Tucker’s life. “In […]

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Rowland, Epting named TSAC runners of the week

Tuesdae Rowland and Austin Epting of Blue Mountain College were named Tuesday the TranSouth Athletic Conference Runners of the Week. Rowland, a junior from Ripley, and Epting, a sophomore from Baldwyn and East Union High, were selected after their strong performances in the weekend’s Mississippi College Invitational in Clinton. “Tuesdae and Austin are two of […]

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Lightning & Thunder strike in Scooba

Skies were clear and calm in Scooba Thursday, October 7 but Northeast Mississippi Community College’s football team let loose a rushing storm on East Mississippi and captured sole possession of second place in the North Division.   Northeast’s running duo of Jaquise Cook (Ripley) and Jamarcus Goodloe (Leighton, Ala.) accounted for 349 yards on the […]

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Defending champs’ season comes to an end

Young and determined, West Union had a strong effort to open their second round series versus Smithvile, but the Lady Eagles could not carry that throughout the day, falling to the Lady Seminoles in three games.   West Union opened the day watching Smithville score four runs off four hits and two Lady Eagle errors. […]

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