Winners in the Miss Union County Fair pageant were, from left, third alternate Allie Owen, daughter of John Robert and Denise Owen; second alternate Addison Claire Carter, daughter of Mike Carter and Pam Carter; first alternate Carol Coker, daughter of Paula and Larry Coker; and Miss Union County Fair Emily Cook, daughter of Marty and Lisa Cook. Carter was chosen Most Photogenic. The winners also received scholarships ranging from $100 for third alternate up to $500 for Miss Union County Fair.

Union County Fair pageant winners


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City to enforce two-hour parking limit downtown

Among items on a packed agenda this past Tuesday, New Albany aldermen decided to grapple with one particular old problem, a new growing one and a potential future one. Limited parking availability has been recognized as a good problem to have in a thriving downtown area, but a problem nonetheless. Tuesday, aldermen addressed that, approving […]

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Heather Duley

Duley named director of wellness and industrial relations at Healthplex

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County named Heather Duley as director of wellness and industrial relations. She will serve as director of the Baptist Healthplex and oversee industrial relations for the hospital. “Heather brings years of experience and knowledge of fitness programs and athletic training ranging from pediatrics to senior adults,” said Walter Grace, administrator and CEO […]

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Montrell Pegues

Police capture barricaded suspect in grand larceny case

New Albany police briefly had to deal with a barricaded suspect here Tuesday morning, although the incident ended quickly. Chief Chris Robertson said that Burger King had reported money missing from their safe and employee Montrell Pegues, 21, of New Albany was the suspect. Officers had been looking for Pegues for several days and enlisted […]

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Ronnie Jordan

Police investigate one burglary, solve second one

New Albany police are asking for the public’s help in investigating a business burglary recently, and report they solved a second break-in. About 1 a.m. Monday, two black males broke into Central Station on South Central, taking a pair of shoes, cigarettes, some coins and other items they could fit into a backpack. Chief Chris […]

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Texting and driving

Texting while driving became illegal in Mississippi July 1, but so far there Is not a lot of evidence that the law is having an effect. When we drive around New Albany and Union County we see driver after driver staring at the screen on a cell phone. Distracted drivers are an important safety issue […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Keeping an eye out for dogs

There are fewer dogs in our neighborhood these days. There aren’t, of course, but that is how Jenny sees it. “How my wife sees it” has been a discussion topic for the past couple of years, as we make our daily walk around the neighborhood with our own dogs. We watch for any unrestrained dogs […]

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museum madness

Museum Madness summer youth program off to wild (animal) start

  The first day of Museum Madness, the summer program for youths, began with a program by award-winning taxidermist Abra Floyd, who explained the art of taxidermy and then allowed participants to do their own art projects as if they were working on taxidermy. She was aided by the Chico Foote wildlife collection given to […]

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Checker Winners  - Dylan Byers and  Lisa Byers (holding Landry Del Byers)

2015 Union County Fair Back Porch Game winners


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Supervisors still in dark concerning fate of trusty prison work program

The Union County Board of Supervisors are just as much in the dark concerning the fate of the trusty state-county work program as they were a week ago. During the July 6 meeting, Sheriff Jimmy Edwards called Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Marshall L. Fisher, concerning possible ways to keep the program or at least […]

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