Motorists urged to be extra-cautious with start of school

School buses are the safest form of highway transportation according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Our main concern is always safety,” said Lecia Stubblefield, Director of Transportation for the New Albany School District.  “We maintain our buses to a superior condition and our drivers are trained annually in safety.” The New Albany School District […]

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River Players to hold auditions for winning play in Faulkner writing contest

The Tallahatchie River Players will hold auditions for the one-act play winner from the 2014 William Faulkner Literary Contest Sunday afternoon, Aug. 9, in the Magnolia Room (beside the theater) at the Magnolia Civic Center at 2 p.m. There are three roles: one male and one female in their late teens or early 20s, and […]

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Revolutionary War spies to be topic at library program

New Albany’s Luncheon with Books will be Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library. Linda Everett will review Brian Kilmeade’s  “George Washington’s Secret Six:  The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution.” George Washington realized he couldn’t defeat the British with military might, so he recruited a top-secret group to infiltrate New York. […]

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Two open supervisors’ seat to result in run-offs

Regardless of any other outcome, it was clear that Union County would have at least two new supervisors next year with longtime Third District Supervisor Danny Jordan and Fifth District Supervisor Benny Rakestraw announcing their retirement. Neither race will be decided until the Nov. 3 general election but having such large numbers of candidates has […]

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Union sheriff Edwards wins clear victory over predecessor

Incumbent sheriff Jimmy Edwards won the Democratic primary Tuesday and will face Republican Greg Elder in the Nov. 3 general election. Elder was unopposed in the Republican primary. Edwards received 4,418 votes for 70.2 percent in contrast to Wilhite’s 1,861 votes, or 29.6 percent. The race received a lot of attention because an incumbent sheriff […]

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Open 3rd and 5th District supervisors’ seats result in run-offs; other two incumbent supervisors defeated

Regardless of any other outcome, it was clear that Union County would have at least two new supervisors next year with longtime Third District Supervisor Danny Jordan and Fifth District Supervisor Benny Rakestraw announcing their retirement. Neither race will be decided until the Nov. 3 general election but having such large numbers of candidates has […]

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Union sheriff wins clear victory over predecessor

Incumbent sheriff Jimmy Edwards won the Democratic primary Tuesday and will face Republican Greg Elder in the Nov. 3 general election. Elder was unopposed in the Republican primary. Edwards received 4,418 votes for 70.2 percent in contrast to Wilhite’s 1,861 votes, or 29.6 percent. The race received a lot of attention because an incumbent sheriff […]

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East Union community mourns the loss of student

STAFF REPORTS The close-knit East Union Urchin family is grieving over the tragic loss of classmate and teammate TJ Hamblin following a swimming accident on Friday. Hamblin would have been entering the junior class this fall and was a member of the Urchin football and powerlifting teams. According to Mack Wilemon, Tishomingo County Coroner, a […]

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Back to school time

School starts next Wednesday in New Albany and Union County schools, which means it is time for all of us to slow down and start paying closer attention to our driving. Many drivers speed in residential areas, often driving 35 to 45 miles per hour in areas where the maximum safe speed is 25. And […]

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Only three days left to campaign before party primaries Tuesday

Union County’s approximately 60 local candidates have only three days left to sway voters before Tuesday’s Aug. 4 party primaries. Residents will go to the polls to choose either a Democratic or Republican primary ticket and then from that determine who the nominees will be for each office from the party they choose. With close […]

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