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Glamour Girlz Formalwear opens

Glamour Girl Formalwear for Men and Women held its ribbon-cutting Monday afternoon. The business sells and rents formal attire including tuxedos for men and pageant dresses, prom dresses, evening gowns, wedding gowns, christening gowns and other special event clothing for all ages. The business also includes alterations and repairs done by a professional seamstress in […]

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Notable Accomplishments

Since we find ourselves nearing the Fourth of July holiday, I thought it might be good to just look at a few things in a nutshell instead of one thing in the broader spectrum. First of all, we proudly say congratulations to Lisa Bogue of West Union for being named the Coach of the Year […]

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New Albany’s long-running chief Grisham leaves after 32 years

After 40 years in law enforcement, David Grisham has stepped down as New Albany Police Chief effective June 30, 2013. Chris Robertson is replacing Grisham as police chief. Grisham started his career as a deputy at the Union County Sheriff’s Department in 1973, then in 1981, he continued his career at the New Albany Police […]

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Browning takes Myrtle basketball job

The Union County School Board of Trustees appointed former Ingomar standout Rob Browning as the new boys and girls basketball coach at Myrtle last Monday. Browning, 25, has served the past three seasons at Amory High School, beginning as the Lady Panthers head coach for the 2010-2011 season and taking over both as head boys […]

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Sportsplex milestone

Twenty years ago the vision of then Mayor Walter Johnson became a reality with the opening of the New Albany Sportsplex. Through the years the sportsplex has attracted teams and their revenue-producing parents and friends from all over the South to play in what many regard as a showplace in the region. The facilities, on […]

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Fair board focusing on concert but not forgetting value of other events

‘Breaking Grass’ to open for Easton Corbin By J. Lynn West Members of the Union County Fair Association met with event coordinators and vendors this past Tuesday evening to outline changes coming to the fair this year. The planning focus is the scheduled concert July 16 by Easton Corbin. Corbin has been gaining popularity through […]

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Mississippi Arts Commission’s Whole Schools Summer Institute “Getting to the Core of a 21st Century Education”

The Mississippi Arts Commission’s 15th Annual Whole Schools Initiative Summer Institute will offer educators new and innovative ideas for classroom arts integration. This year’s Institute will be held at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian, July 15 – 18, and will focus on “Getting to the Core of a 21st Century Education”. Approximately 300 teachers, […]

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Statewide Coordination Transportation Summit scheduled for July 9 – 10

Through a targeted effort to increase awareness and provide access to current trends in transportation, stakeholders have continued to organize and coordinate resources statewide to meet the challenge. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to invite individuals who are interested in increasing mobility options in their communities to participate in the 7th Annual […]

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Interest in open medical examiner-investigator’s post already strong

Two other local elections to be on November ballot By J. Lynn West It has only been a little more than a week since Union County Medical Examiner-Investigator Mark Golding resigned following the revelation that he is under investigator by the state auditor’s office, but as of Monday, eight people had expressed interest in replacing […]

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Barretos continue to elude authorities

By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal OXFORD – Janet and Ramon Barreto’s chief Mississippi searcher is empty-handed today but convinced a recent California dragnet will pay off. “We continue to search for them,” says Chris Felix, U.S. Marshals Service supervisor for the region’s fugitive task force. “We’re much closer than we were.” Felix is home […]

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