Supervisors approve bridge replacement in northern part of county

Union County supervisors voted Monday to replace an old timber bridge on County Road 147 in the Tallahatchie River feeder bottom Monday. In a somewhat rare instance, the low bid came in about $25,000 under the estimate provided by the State Aid Road Department. Accepted as low bidder was N. L. Carson Construction Co. of […]

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The start of the Survivors

17th annual Cancer Relay for Life held this past Friday

               

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New Albany-Union County among 35 FAA grant recipients to aid local aviation improvement

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) Friday reported that 35 Mississippi airport facilities will benefit from more than $10 million in federal Airport Improvement Program grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. AIP grants awarded to Mississippi in recent weeks will be used to support infrastructure development projects that will improve operational safety and efficiency […]

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Summer reading program at library off to breezy start

  The Summer Reading Program at the Union County Library began this past Thursday with a visit from Bob Tarter, biologist and director of the Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth. Tarter, a regular visitor to the summer program here, presented a program on “Animal Aviators.” NHECM is based in Columbia, Tenn. and presents […]

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State approves Faulkner Scenic Byway

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently announced the establishment of the Gulf Coast Scenic Byway and the William Faulkner Scenic Byway, and the addition of a new segment to the Delta Bluffs Scenic Byway. During the 2015 Regular Session, the Mississippi Legislature passed legislation naming the two new scenic byways. Legislation was also passed adding […]

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Trail makes national list

The Tanglefoot Trail, which will have its two-year anniversary in September, has been designated as part of the National Trails System. The trail was added to the national system last week by Sally Jewell, U. S. secretary of the interior, and Jonathan B. Jarvis, national park service director. It means the trail will be added […]

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Museum expansion

The new bids for expanding the Union County Heritage Museum appear to be in line with what the museum expected and the Union County Historical Society board is expected to give the go-ahead in a meeting Monday. The base bid of about $1,086,000 by Ganger Property Management reflected changes in the plans by Architect William […]

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Museum board expected to accept bid to begin expansion project

The board of directors of the Union County Historical Society is scheduled to meet Monday and is expected to accept a bid for the proposed $1.6 million expansion of the heritage museum. The low base bid, by local company Ganger Property Management, was for $1,086,000. Even adding the effects of three alternate items, the price […]

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Aldermen looking at building status, street name change, other improvements

New Albany aldermen hope to get back on track in efforts to rid the city of substandard, unsafe housing as soon as a new code enforcement officer can be hired. The former code enforcement officer, Baron Baker, resigned to work as a sheriff’s deputy, and present building inspector and zoning administrator Mike Armstrong will be […]

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Kelly carries Union County, wins congressional seat

Saltillo district attorney Trent Kelly carried 20 of 22 counties – including Union County – to win the congressional seat formerly held by Alan Nunnelee Tuesday. Kelly received 70 percent of the vote while Pontotoc attorney Howard Zinn Jr. got 30 percent. In Union County, Kelly’s vote ratio was even higher with his having 82 […]

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