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Legends and Lore cemetery tour this Saturday at New Albany City Cemetery resurrects the rich, famous and no so famous

By Jill N. Smith Bringing the past to life is part of the mission of the museum, and when you add the partnership of the Tallahatchie River Players, you have Legends and Lore Cemetery Tour.  And it’s happening this Saturday, Sept. 19, from 4 p.m. to dusk at the city cemetery on Bankhead Street. This […]

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90-year-old twins celebrate birthdays

On Sept. 15, 1925, near Faulkner in Tippah County, Dr. Jim Pearce arrived at the home of Otis and Vera Caviness Reed for the delivery of their fourth child. After the little girl was born, Dr. Pearce said, “I think there is another baby in there!” Thirty minutes later, the fifth child came to this […]

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Sam Cagle goes up to catch a pass from Bulldogs quarterback Sam McMillin during New Albany

Friday Night Lights: Bulldogs fourth quarter performance leads to win

NEW ALBANY – Opportunities presented themselves early for New Albany, who routed the Amory Panthers with a two-touchdown fourth quarter and nabbed their third win of the season in a 34-24 final. The Bulldogs found two turnovers in the first six minutes of the game, taking a 13-0 lead after a fumble by the Panthers […]

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Honoring top students

The list of students who have achieved the distinction of being named National Merit Semifinalists has been released and the list of students does not include any from the New Albany or Union County schools. Twenty-one students in the region were named semifinalists in the prestigious national competition that recognizes less than 1 percent of […]

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Former school superintendent candidate asks court to put him back on ballot

Former Republican candidate for Union County School Superintendent Roger Browning has gone to court to ask to be put on the ballot for the November general election. An emergency hearing was scheduled in Union County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon to hear the case. At the heart of the matter is whether a ruling by a […]

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Supervisors tie up loose ends in financing Emerald Home Furnishings project

Most of the business at the weekly meeting of the Union County Board of Supervisors was essentially housekeeping needed to move the Emerald Home Furnishings project forward. Washington State-based furniture manufacturer Emerald Home Furnishings is going to renovate and then move into the former Hickory Springs plant (Denton Mills prior to that) in the Denmill […]

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Accidental drowning is ruling in death of seven-year-old

Investigation is continuing into the death of seven-year-old Ma’taya Biggs, but the official ruling following an autopsy Wednesday was death by accidental drowning, according to medical examiner-investigator Pam Boman. Police had received a call about a missing child at 203 Sycamore in the western part of the city about 8 p.m. Saturday and as officers […]

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NA police make drug arrests, charge man in cigarette theft

New Albany police made two drug arrests recently. This past Wednesday, officers received a call about a person acting erratically at the South Central Laundromat. When they arrived they found Freda Bowling passed out in her vehicle, apparently under the influence of some drug. A search of the vehicle turned up a quantity of methamphetamine […]

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Union County Leadership Academy selects new class

A new class of the Union County Leadership Academy has been selected and began meeting Wednesday. The U.C.L.A. was begun about a quarter of a century ago, spearheaded by Dr. Tommy Barkley and coordinated by the Union County Development Association. Its goal was to provide leadership skills training to groups of selected Union County and […]

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Toyota-sponsored Business2Business luncheons resume

The Union County Development Association is resuming its Business2Business luncheons next week after taking a summer break. Coordinated by the UCDA, the series is completed funded by a grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi. UCDA Executive Director Phil Nanney said of the luncheons, “They are primarily for business leadership in the community but open to […]

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