Museum Madness summer youth program off to wild (animal) start

  The first day of Museum Madness, the summer program for youths, began with a program by award-winning taxidermist Abra Floyd, who explained the art of taxidermy and then allowed participants to do their own art projects as if they were working on taxidermy. She was aided by the Chico Foote wildlife collection given to […]

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2015 Union County Fair Back Porch Game winners

   

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Supervisors still in dark concerning fate of trusty prison work program

The Union County Board of Supervisors are just as much in the dark concerning the fate of the trusty state-county work program as they were a week ago. During the July 6 meeting, Sheriff Jimmy Edwards called Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Marshall L. Fisher, concerning possible ways to keep the program or at least […]

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City subdivision codes need update

The city’s sign ordinance came under some criticism at the monthly meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen Tuesday last week, but officials also learned they have a problem with another part of city code. The sign issue came when the New Albany Animal Clinic appealed a ruling forbidding them from replace their old […]

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No power outages due to excessive AC use expected so far

Near-100-degree temperatures are forecast for at least the next week with only low probability of scattered thunderstorms. Still, the probable heavy usage of air conditioners is not expected to put an unsustainable strain on the area’s electric power system. New Albany Light, Gas and Water Manager Bill Mattox said that, so far, TVA has not […]

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County fair may dodge rain this year for full slate of events through Saturday

It looks like the Union County Fair and Livestock Show will dodge the rain, if not the high heat indexes for the rest of its 2015 run. Almost every year, the fair has fallen victim to heavy rain at least once but it hasn’t happened this year and forecasts for through Saturday show little chance […]

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It’s fair time again

It’s coming up to mid-July and that means its time for the Union County Fair and Livestock Show, which bills itself as “the best little county fair in Mississippi.” The traditional fair events will be in full swing beginning Monday with a variety of activities as well as a full carnival. Wednesday is Seniors Day […]

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Union County Fair begins Monday, runs through Saturday

The 2015 Union County Fair and Livestock Show begins formally Monday and runs though Saturday, July 18. Although some newer events have been added, it will be more of a back-to-basics edition featuring activities and programs that have proven popular and successful over the years. Closing the fair will be J Bar B Rodeo from […]

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Deputy circuit clerk faces voter fraud charge

Union County Deputy Circuit Clerk Rhonda Dowdy was arrested on a warrant by investigators from the state attorney general’s office Monday and charged with voter fraud. Limited information was released due to the on-going nature of the investigation but according to Rachel Ring, communications specialist with the attorney general’s office, Dowdy is being charged with […]

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Veterinary clinic appeals ruling, wanting to place new sign in front of business

One of the public hearings at the July meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen was a case appealed from planning and zoning concerning a request for a variance from the city’s sign ordinance. The owners of New Albany Animal Clinic, from Holly Springs, had purchased a $22,000 lighted sign with message board to replace […]

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