First Choice Center for Women Art Contest

Information submitted by Lacretia Wilkinson, Director of First Choice Center for Women First Choice Center for Women is sponsoring an Art Contest. The contest is open to all 6-12 students in Union county and New Albany City schools as well as home-schooled students. This is not a fundraising contest. The purpose of this contest is […]

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First Choice 5K Race for the Unborn/ 3K Walk For Life

By Lynn West First Choice of New Albany will host its sixth annual 5K Run/3K Walk for Life event on Saturday, April 11. Because the organization services are free, the financial support raised from the 5K Race for the Unborn/3K Walk for Life helps enable First Choice to provide medical and counseling services to women […]

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Money for recreation

The news that New Albany will be receiving $175,000 in state bond money for use on bicycle trails, continued improvements at BNA Bank Park and related facilities or an outdoor stage provides the Board of Aldermen with interesting options. The city has several needed improvements, but we think a couple should take priority in the […]

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New Albany, Union County schools taking break from athletic events

NEW ALBANY – The athletic landscape for Union County and New Albany city schools will look different for the 2015-2016 school year as all five schools have made the decision to separate their schedules across all high school sports. Beginning in August, New Albany will no longer participate in any athletic contest with East Union, […]

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Campaign signage

The primary election is still more than four months away, but we would think it is a whole lot closer looking around New Albany and Union County. We already are awash in campaign signs, especially near intersections on private property and in some cases on public property. The primary election is scheduled for Aug. 4. […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Procrastination and garage doors

Sometimes procrastination pays off. At least that was my spin on the events last week when our garage door stopped working. It had been screeching much of the winter when I punched the remote-control button to raise or lower it. But I had chalked it up to the weather causing the tracks to contract a […]

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Legislature includes $175,000 in bond bill for city

The City of New Albany became something of a surprise beneficiary of the $249.5 million bond bill passed by the legislature Monday when it was learned the bill included $175,000 for the city. The money was designated for “(i) construction, development and enhancement of and upgrades and improvements to bicycle trails, (ii) repair and renovation […]

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‘Down From the Hills’ music festival, bluegrass championship moving to park this year

“Down From the Hills” music festival began in 2003, the brainchild of Union County Heritage Museum Director Jill Smith as a way to help preserve the Scots and Irish music that is a part of the community’s cultural heritage. Its first year saw some invited performers but there was also the suggestion of simply having […]

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Spring is here

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James Bush

Shoplifting suspect leads police on high-speed chase, hunt through woods

A Senatobia man remains jailed in Union County after a brief high-speed chase and manhunt Friday night. Charged with three felonies, felony fleeing, felony shoplifting and felony possession of cocaine, is James D. Bush, 44, of 535 Country Club Rd., Senatobia. Police investigators Bing Wildman and Jeff Chism said Bush is accused of pushing a […]

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