Dr. Bautista, left, and Dr. Frohn

New OB/GYN doctor joins local clinic

One might argue that Dr. Leo Bautista is genetically disposed to be in the medical profession; at least three of his close family members are doctors. Even if that were true, in talking with the doctor it becomes clear he is in medicine because he genuinely enjoys helping people rather than due to some predestiny. […]

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yogurt ribbon cutting

Frozen yogurt shop has ribbon cutting

sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt held its ribbon-cutting Monday. The business is situated at 104 S. Railroad Ave., next to AC’s Coffee and just off the Tanglefoot Trailhead Plaza. This is the first sweetFrog yogurt business in the area, although it is a franchise company. Local owners are Chris and Niki Chiles of New Albany. Chiles […]

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Quick arrest in unusual daylight armed robbery

It only took New Albany police about 10 minutes to make an arrest in an armed robbery Monday morning, but some are still scratching their heads over the unusual nature of the crime. Investigation was still going on later Monday and some details had not been released but a general account of the crime was […]

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A proud moment

It was a proud moment for New Albany and Union County last Thursday as 14 local folks turned ceremonial spades full of dirt to kick off expansion of the Union County Heritage Museum. When architectural students at Mississippi State University first put together expansion drawings in 2009, many in the community dismissed it as something […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Just a quiet, rainy day

Even the frogs were trying to get out of the rain. Really. We were sitting in our living room when our son Joe noticed a small frog clinging to the glass in our front door. “He’s trying to get in,” Joe said. Well, maybe; maybe not. But he was definitely there on the door glass […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Spring cleaning? Well, sort of

Spring has arrived at our house. Yes, I know the calendar says that summer officially started 10 days ago. But that’s not Jenny’s calendar. My wife decided Saturday it was time to start spring cleaning, something she did for years at her parents’ and grandparents’ houses when she was growing up. There were walls to […]

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Honoring our nation

We hope you will pause for a moment Saturday and join us in observing the birth of our country. It is the official date that we commemorate the adoption in 1776 of the Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. It’s a time to give thanks for a strong federal government, one that […]

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City school board adopts no-tax-increase budget, makes money-saving deals

New Albany school trustees approved a budget with no tax increase next year, signed an agreement to greatly reduce basic printing and copying costs and nearly completed personnel changes for the fall semester at a called meeting at noon Monday. The meeting took the place of the usual July meeting due to the holiday schedule. […]

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Supervisors discuss funding Tupelo women’s shelter, industrial tax exemptions

The Union County Board of Supervisors held an abbreviated meeting Monday with Benny Rakestraw presiding in the absence of board president Danny Jordan and also supervisor Randy Owen. A representative of SAFE, Inc., the shelter for abused women and children in Tupelo, was present to ask for continued budget support by the board. SAFE provides […]

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Circuit clerk’s office to be open for voting Saturday despite holiday

Absentee voting is now under way in Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford’s office for the Aug. 4 Democratic and Republic primaries. Because of the way dates for the primary and the Independence Day holiday have fallen, Stanford will have a very unusual schedule this week that may affect absentee voters. Her office will be […]

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