County officials continue efforts to find plan for mental patients

The Union County Supervisors are continuing to try to find an acceptable way to deal with residents of the community suffering from mental illness. As was reported the past two weeks, the county had an agreement with Region IV Mental Health Services that afforded appropriate and expedient care for Union Countians who had been committed […]

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New Albany Main Street Association achieves national accreditation

Mississippi Main Street Association announced this past week that New Albany and 38 other cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®. “We congratulate this year’s nationally accredited Main Street programs for their outstanding accomplishment in meeting the […]

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McDaniel supporters examine local voting records

Representatives of Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel were in New Albany Monday to examine voting records from the June 24 Republican run-off to determine a party nominee for the U. S. Senate race. They reportedly found little of note. The visit was part of a plan to check records in all 82 counties and contest […]

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Metal crafters show how to make money along with art

      Metal artists Don and Louise Coulson of Aberdeen presented a program for the Tallahatchie Arts Council Tuesday but instead of showing how to make jewelry, they showed how to make money. While TAC programs usually focus on the artistic aspect of guest speakers, the Coulson provided information on marketing and business management […]

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Toyota technology lays foundation for future Corollas

Toyota Mississippi donates seven trial vehicles to local organizations BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (July 8, 2014) – Four local organizations benefitted from the donation of vehicles from Toyota Mississippi today. The cars, valued at nearly $103,000 are one way Toyota Mississippi supports organizations in the community. Three Career and Technology Centers that serve Lee, Pontotoc and […]

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RiverFest and beer

The question of allowing the sale or consumption of beer and light wine (wine coolers) at special events on city property is expected to be on the August meeting agenda of the New Albany Board of Aldermen. Examples of such events cited by city officials include arts receptions or exhibit openings at the Union County […]

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Mattie Pilcher lays down a bunt for the Mudcats during Tuesday’s Cotton States softball game at BNA Bank Park.

Mudcats thump Bobcats

The Black Prairie Mudcats got the maximum from only seven hits as they defeated the Bay Springs Bobcats 18-3 on Tuesday night at BNA Bank Park. The Mudcats picked up two runs in the top of the first as leadoff batter Karah Stephenson walked and later scored on Abby Pitts’ RBI double. Pitts would score […]

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West Union’s Taylor chosen for baseball showcase

WEST UNION – John Austin Taylor of West Union was recently chosen to play baseball in the Mississippi Showcase sponsored by BSN Sports at Tupelo Christian Preparatory School’s baseball field on July 24.  There were 30 players chosen from across the state to participate. Taylor had a .415 batting average on the 2014 season for […]

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Falcons, Urchins both win in doubleheader

INGOMAR – A Monday evening double-header between two county schools ended in a win for both the Ingomar Lady Falcons and the East Union Lady Urchins.  East Union took the opening game 9-4, with Ingomar’s defense plagued by errors that saw all but two runs scored by the Lady Urchins during the game arrive unearned.  […]

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Lady Falcons split games with South Pontotoc

INGOMAR – Ingomar’s Lady Falcons had a split decision in fast pitch softball on Tuesday as South Pontotoc won game one 5-4 and the Lady Falcons took the nightcap 3-1. Ingomar fell behind 1-0 after South Pontotoc scored the first run of game two in the top of the fourth. Ingomar had gone in order […]

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