Charitable giving

The United Way of Northeast Mississippi kicked off its 2015 fundraising campaign earlier this month by helping provide backpacks at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County’s annual Back to School Health Fair. Now, the hard part of the campaign – raising more than $2.5 million—is under way across the seven-county coverage area of the United Way. […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Football creeps up on baseball

It’s football time again in northeast Mississippi. It sort of slipped up on me this year because my mind as been focused on baseball. Not just any baseball team, either. My long-suffering Kansas City Royals are in first place in the American League Central Division. After playing in the World Series last year in what […]

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Browning education superintendent candidacy in dispute

The county superintendent of education’s run-off took on new meaning this week when it was determined that Republican candidate Roger Browning may not live in the county school district as he supposed, but rather inside the city separate district. A meeting between Browning and the Union County Election Commission was scheduled for Tuesday morning to […]

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Noon Saturday deadline to vote absentee for seven county run-offs

Noon Saturday is the deadline to cast an absentee vote in person for the Democratic and Republican run-offs next Tuesday, Aug. 25. For anyone sending a mailed-in absentee ballot, it must be received in Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford’s office no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, the day before the general voting. As usual, […]

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Chromebook laptop computers going to all county schools

  Fifth-grade students at Ingomar Attendance Center work with Chromebook laptop computers in the school library. This year, the school district is obtaining 600 of the web-based computers for instructional use. Each third-grade class and teacher at the four schools will receive a storage and charging cart holding 25 of the laptops. Each entire second, […]

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Rubber ducks to make comeback in RiverFest regatta

Sports enthusiasts may want to mark Sept. 26 on their calendar because that is the day a paddling of bright yellow rubber ducks will cruise (or, more likely, meander) down the Tallahatchie River trying to win cash for their sponsors. The event is the second annual Rubber Duck Regatta, a fund-raiser sponsored by the New […]

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Local woman circulating petitions in support of creating animal shelter

You may have seen the petitions at one of the more than 20 businesses around town. A new effort is being made to have an animal shelter for New Albany. Behind this effort is Emilee Bennett, along with her friend Zachary Johnson, both local residents. “I’ve just always wanted a shelter here,” she said. “I […]

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‘Jacked and Juiced Nutrition and Smoothies” has formal opening

The New Albany Main Street Association sponsored a ribbon cutting for Jacked and Juiced Nutrition and Smoothies this past Friday. The business, at 112 W. Main St., specializes in sports and nutrition supplements, smoothies with no added sugars or preservatives, shakes, powders, power bars, vitamins, cookies, chips and some sports accessories. Jake Broussard, who owns […]

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Law enforcement to crack down on DUIs during holiday period

While drinking and driving is arguably a bad idea anytime, it may be a particularly bad decision over the next couple of weeks. The New Albany Police Department is joining the national DUI crackdown with its “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The 20-day-long effort in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

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Supervisors refinancing Toyota bonds to save $200,000

The Union County Board of Supervisors passed three resolutions Monday that were needed to renegotiate the bonds used to pay for the $10 million commitment to bringing Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi to Blue Springs, along with the other two PUL (Pontotoc, Union and Lee) counties. By getting a better rate on the $10 million Toyota […]

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