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Dialysis center under construction

  Major building construction appears to be nearly complete on the Fresenius Medical Care dialysis center being built on Denmill Road, behind the post office. Although owner representatives had not responded to a request for specific information about the facility, city officials said the local owner-operator is from Tupelo. According to a company fact sheet, […]

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Work progressing on biodiesel plant

  Motorists traveling along Hwy. 15 North may have noticed that JNS Biodiesel, destroyed in a dramatic fire and series of explosions in January, is apparently being rebuilt bigger and better. The first explosion and fire, believed to have been caused by a faulty oil heater, could be seen from as far away as Tupelo […]

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Wayne Mitchell

The single life is not for us

Molly the beagle is sprawled out on Jenny’s side of the bed, her head nestled against the pillow. But she is not happy. She thinks she is only Jenny’s dog and Jenny is not here. She will be back Friday evening from a week-long trip to visit her parents in the northern Kentucky suburbs of […]

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Arts, Beats & Eats

The fourth annual Arts, Beats & Eats, one of New Albany’s best social events, is just a couple of days away. It’s set for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the In Bloom event hall. We expect a big crowd will turn out for this somewhat dressy, upscale event that features juried artists, music, food […]

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County has new airport projects coming up

At their regular Monday meeting, the Union County Board of Supervisors approved issuing a check for $9,875.03 to the City of New Albany as their part of a new hangar project at the county airport. The city and county are sharing costs but the city is handling administrative tasks for the airport. Recently, airport officials […]

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Museum seeks new Faulkner-inspired art for September exhibit

The Union County Heritage Museum is asking area artists to submit a piece of artwork for the September Folks, Art and Faulkner exhibit. The work should be based on some part of the Nobel-Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner (or some other writer, if so inspired). Two- and three-dimensional work is welcome. The work must be submitted […]

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Nance retires from Department of Corrections

The Mississippi Department of Corrections honored New Albany resident Jim Nance Thursday marking his retirement after 29 years in law enforcement. A reception was held in the circuit courtroom attended by local and regional MDOC staff as well as local friends and law enforcement personnel. Nance had been a deputy with the Union County Sheriff’s […]

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Director Hopple displays the commemorative pillows made from old uniforms

NAHS band getting ready for full season

  More than 100 New Albany High School musicians hit the field this week participating in the annual week-long camp to prepare for the fall season. While the band’s most visible presence will be at the high school football games, director David Hopple said they will be involved in other activities – some of them […]

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County’s June jobless rate lowest in NE Mississippi; eighth best in state

Union County’s unemployment rate for June was 6.9 percent, making it eighth-lowest in the state and the lowest among counties in Northeast Mississippi according to figures from the Mississippi Employment Security Commission. Although among the lowest, the rate did represent a slightly upward trend for the county, which reported 6.5 percent in May and 5.5 […]

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Museum Madness looks at animals

    Mitch Robinson, conservation education manager for the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, shows snakeskins and talks about other animals this past Tuesday at the Union County Heritage Museum’s annual Museum Madness program for young people. The theme for the day was “My Favorite Pet” and artist Rebecca Browning was to help participants create artwork […]

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