Mary McKinzie

Mary “Mae Lee” McKinzie, 81, of Blue Mountain, died Oct. 7, 2010 in her home. Survivors include her children, Samuel McKinzie of Pontotoc, Martha Smith and Darnell McKinzie of New Albany, Caryolyn Smith, Auther Lee McKinzie, Danny McKinzie and Mary Jane Graham, all of Blue Mountain, Dwight McKinzie of Olive Branch, Paulette Bailey of Myrtle, […]

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George Chunn

George Austin Chunn, 93, of Mobile, Ala. (formerly of Batesville) died Sunday morning, Sept. 26, 2010 at Norwood Point in Mobile, Ala. Mr. Chunn is survived by his daughter, Sandra Chunn Trussell of Mobile, Ala.; 2 sons, George Darrell Chunn of Austin, Texas and Benny Chunn of Hattisburg; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A graveside […]

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Onie Mae Rainer

Onie Mae Rainer, 75, of Boston, Mass., died Sept. 6, 2010 at the Brigham and Women Hospital in Boston. Onie Mae leaves to celebrate her memory three children: Gregory, Richard and Travis and 10 grandchildren all of Boston, Mass.; sisters, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, both of Boston and Missisippi. There will […]

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October is Fire Prevention Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month, which is a time for reminders on how to keep safe from a  fire and how to prevent fires from ever starting. Mark Whiteside, assistant chief with New Albany Fire Department, said, “As cooler weather and the holidays approach, so does the chance for fire in your home.  We […]

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Community discusses future of Tallahatchie Riverfest

A forum discussion was held Tuesday night to discuss changes that need to be made at next year’s Tallahatchie RiverFest. Phil Nanney of the Union County Development Association organized the meeting and heard ideas from community members, business representatives, and city officials. Some of the items discussed were to limit the number of food vendors […]

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Basil seeks school board, District 2 post

Mickey Basil, 48, of the Enterprise community, has announced his candidacy for Union County School Board, District 2. Mickey graduated in 1985 with a finance degree from the University of Mississippi and has been employed with R. J. Reynolds for the past 25 years.    He and his family attend Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Basil stated […]

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Garrett selected as 2011 state Superintendent of the Year

The Mississippi Association of School Administrators announced Tuesday afternoon that New Albany School District Superintendent Dr. Charles E. Garrett, Jr., has been selected as the 2011 Mississippi Superintendent of the Year.   Garrett will also represent Mississippi on the national level for being chosen as the American Association of School Administrators 2011 Superintendent of the […]

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City sets date for Ward 4 election

Citizens of Ward 4 in New Albany will have the opportunity to select their new alderman on Nov. 22, the New Albany Board of Aldermen announced Tuesday. The board voted to set the special election to be held the Monday before Thanksgiving.  According to New Albany Mayor Tim Kent, the selection of this date was […]

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Drug round-up nets 13 arrests

When all was said and done last Thursday afternoon, the New Albany/Union County Drug Task Force had netted 13 arrests in its round-up. According to New Albany Police Department Narcotics Officer Chris Glasson, the round-up was the result of a six-month to a year-long investigation involving cooperation between his department, the Union County Sheriff’s Department, […]

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Tucker to run for Ward 4 post

New Albany native and resident William Major ”Will” Tucker, Jr., 25, has announced his candidacy for the Alderman Ward 4 post in New Albany. The son of Kelly Banks Tucker and the late William Major “Bill” Tucker, Tucker graduated from New Albany High School in 2003 and the University of Mississippi with a degree in […]

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