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Three face multiple drug charges after traffic stop

Speeding through New Albany Saturday cost two Memphis men and a Georgia woman more than $8,000, a pound and a half of marijuana and more than 100 tranquilizer and narcotic pills. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said one of his deputies was driving from Hwy. 15 up to the westbound lane of Hwy. 78 shortly after noon […]

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Bre Anna Heard, a West Union graduate and former player and coach for the Eagles, has battled back from Crohn’s Disease.

Keeping the Faith

Heard turns medical setback into ministry of encouragement Dennis Clayton Sportswriter A busy life with sports kept Bre Anna Heard going for most of her life. Besides teaching responsibilities at West Union Attendance Center, Heard was an assistant coach for the Lady Eagles slow-pitch and fast-pitch as well as a volunteer for the girls’ basketball […]

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Furniture resurgence

Working together pays off. That was the take away from Thursday’s announcement that Emerald Home Furnishings of Tacoma, Wash., will be locating a manufacturing plant in New Albany. The project, which has been being put together for a long time, is the culmination of efforts by the city, the county, the Union County Development Association, […]

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Emerald Home Furnishings moving here, bringing 150 jobs

Gov. Phil Bryant was in New Albany Wednesday to announce that Washington State-based furniture manufacturer Emerald Home Furnishings has chosen this community as its new plant location. The company will renovate and then move into the former Hickory Springs plant (Denton Mills prior to that) in the Denmill Industrial Park southeast of town. The park […]

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Teens face charges in mass mailbox vandalism

Perhaps as many as 100 mailboxes in the Alpine and Jericho areas of eastern Union County were vandalized Monday night and Sheriff Jimmy Edwards is urging anyone who suffered damage to call his office. Three juveniles are in custody charged with the damage. “We started getting reports even before daylight of damage to mailboxes,” Edwards […]

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Folk music festival, bluegrass competition again called success

Organizers were once again pleased with the Down From the Hills music festival and state bluegrass competition this past weekend. This year the event was moved from the fairgrounds and more vendors and bands were added to the lineup, as well as a farm-to-table dinner. “Great spring weather and a good crowd made for a […]

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Victim’s name released in fatal weather-related accident

Police have released the name of the person killed in a freak accident on Hwy. 30 East during a storm Monday. Chief Chris Robertson said the victim was Maria Melendez, 62, of 1016 King’s Road, New Albany. The accident happened shortly before 5:15 p.m. just west of the Tate Avenue intersection on Hwy. 30. Robertson […]

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Traffic stop nets supply of crystal meth

A traffic stop Monday night led to seizure of about 12 grams of crystal methamphetamine and more than $1,500 in cash. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said deputies pulled over a vehicle with three individuals inside in the Fairfield area. The K-9 officer alerted on the vehicle and a search uncovered the methamphetamine. Further investigation led to […]

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Ripley man faces burglary charge

A Ripley man was jailed in Union County this week after apparently giving in to the temptation of a crime of opportunity. Daniel Lennie Rogers, 43, of 1221A CR 624 Ripley, has been charged with commercial burglary. His bond was set at $10,000. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said Rogers is a logger who was working for […]

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