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Tanglefoot opening

The Tanglefoot Trail officially opens tomorrow, bringing with it new opportunities for New Albany and Union County to demonstrate our hospitality. The more than 44-mile paved path starting in downtown New Albany and ending in Houston is expected to attract walkers, bikers, joggers and just-plain nature lovers. The trail, once followed by explorer Meriwether Lewis, […]

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2013 Tallahatchie RiverFest is Friday and Saturday

By J. Lynn West It’s once again time for the annual Tallahatchie RiverFest, a free two-day event produced by the Union County Development Association including a variety of entertainment arts, crafts and other events. RiverFest will again be held on the city parking lot by the library and the surrounding area. Some related events will […]

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Tanglefoot Trail opens for public use Saturday, Sept. 21

The Board of Directors of the GM&O Rails-to-Trails Recreational District of North Mississippi announced Monday the public the official opening of the “Rails to Trails” project known as the Tanglefoot Trail. The Trail, which begins at Houston (at milepost 281.0) and ends at New Albany, (at milepost 325.53), approximately 44.53 miles, will open for public […]

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No increase in county taxes

By J. Lynn West The Union County Board of Supervisors approved the 2013-14 budget this past Thursday with no tax increase, although the budget is up 1.41 percent. County Administrator Terry Johnson said most parts of the budget show little change from the past year. One exception is income from licensing, commissions and other sources, […]

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‘The Beverly Hillbillies,’ headed for RiverFest

A traditional part of Tallahatchie RiverFest each year is the creative displays done by local garden groups. This year, Master Gardeners Janet and Tim Burress, left, and Lisa and Pat James created ‘The Beverly Hillbillies,’ headed for RiverFest in front of the welcome center. The display is made of assorted materials including wood, hay, gourds […]

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Friday night football ritual

Somehow I got a few minutes behind schedule Friday night and was late arriving for the New Albany High School football game at Kitchens Field. My wife, Jenny, points out that my definition of late arrival is way different than hers. The first time we went to an Ole Miss game, we were standing in […]

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A first step toward pool

The New Albany Board of Aldermen has taken the first step toward development of a public swimming pool to serve our community. The board, in its new budget approved last week, authorized $10,000 for a feasibility study for a New Albany pool. In our mind, the question to be decided in the feasibility study is […]

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Brittany Taylor singles in the first inning for West Union. Taylor collected four hits on the day to lead the Lady Eagles as they defeated Ingomar 14-5 in their 1A division matchup. Photo by Dennis Clayton

West Union Takes Division Win Over Ingomar

Brittany Taylor singles in the first inning for West Union. Taylor collected four hits on the day to lead the Lady Eagles as they defeated Ingomar 14-5 in their 1A division matchup. Photo by Dennis Clayton by Dennis Clayton West Union wasted little time denting the scoreboard as they picked up three runs in the […]

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City increases employee wages by 3 percent

The City of New Albany’s Board of Aldermen voted last Tuesday to approve its proposed budget that includes three percent salary increases for most of the city’s employees. While the city’s budget includes a 4 percent increase in spending for the coming year, the city also expects to see an increase in revenue at the […]

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Golding case to grand jury Oct. 1

Following a demand from State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office that former Union County Coroner Mark Golding pay back $398,418.83 to county and state agencies, the case will now head to Circuit court. According to District Attorney Ben Creekmore, his office will receive case files from special agents with the state auditor’s office and then submit […]

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