Ward One Alderman Jeff Olson brought up the question at the city board’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday of whether the city should change its animal control ordinance to specifically outlaw ownership of chickens. “We have received lots of complaints,” Mayor Kent said, noting that keeping chickens and roosters for pets or other purposes has apparently […]
Long-time law enforcement officer Tommy Smithey has been chosen Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Forty and Eight, a charitable honor society of American Veterans. The award was presented at the law enforcement center this past week and included a plaque and cash award. This also means Smithey’s application for the society is […]
A group of local law enforcement and public service officers have organized a day full of events to benefit the family of Union County Deputy Clint Frazier. Frazier was killed in the line of duty in December, while trying to make a traffic stop. The benefit will be Saturday, June 21, with the first part […]
New Albany aldermen continue to move toward ridding the city of unsafe and nuisance structures in an effort that seems to have picked up steam in the past six months. Several such structures have been condemned and demolished as a result. Code enforcement officer Baron Baker gave aldermen an update Tuesday on properties already in […]
Long-time incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran did better here, the home county of his wife, the former Rose Clayton, than statewide but it was apparently not enough for a victory. Only a couple of thousand votes separated Cochran from Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel and, while absentee and affidavit ballots were still being counted Wednesday, it […]
By Martha Swindle The Sherman Library is hosting its Summer Reading program every Friday in June at 10 a.m. for ages 12 and under. These programs are designed to encourage children to continue reading during their summer break so that valuable reading skills won’t be lost. This summer’s theme will explore all kinds of science […]
By Susan Hooker The latter part of May is magnolia time in Mississippi as the sweet smell of the blossoms brings on a wave of nostalgia as seven generations of my family have enjoyed this annual event in the surrounding neighborhoods of Hurricane. June has begun with rain as the countryside is a verdant landscape. […]
Union County Master Gardeners President Patrick James said he was pleased with the turn-out for Saturday’s low-key opening of the Biscuits and Jam Farmers’ Market. The opening was not promoted as heavily because it is still too early in the growing season for much produce to be ready. One vendor estimated a much larger variety […]
Victory Christian Academy announced their honor roll students for the fourth nine weeks. Students range from 1st grade to seniors in high school. A Honor Roll: Cooper Shane Beecham, Rebecca Laney Crawford, Allison Hale, Samantha Hale, Marlee Hamlin, Zoe Holder, Braxton Knight, Alexandria Lipsey, Zeria Prather, Noah Speck, Laura Treadaway, Gia Vainisi, and Matthew Windham […]
June is usually the time when county and city officials begin work on the next year’s budget, and this week was also the deadline to submit requests for ad valorem tax exemptions by industries. An ad valorem tax is one that is usually based on a percentage of the value of property, whether it be […]
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