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Community observes National Day of Prayer

About 100 people came to the courthouse lawn Thursday to observe the National Day of Prayer. The theme this year was “Lord, hear our cry.” Those attending were welcomed and viewed the presentation of colors by the New Albany High School Junior Air Force R.O.T.C. and the playing of the national anthem. Area pastors then […]

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Nationwide Groupon campaign raises over $335,000 for law enforcement K9 protective vests

The Union County Sheriffs Department’s K9, Dutch, has received a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide Groupon event that has raised over $335,000. The “Occasions” campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9’s with bullet and stab protective vests ran February 15 through March 5. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. was the nationwide non-profit organization […]

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Alcohol in the park

The New Albany Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to allow its tourism department to serve alcohol at a dinner May 22 in the Park Along the River. The board voted 3 to 1 to allow alcohol to be served at a $50-a-plate event in the public park. Voting in favor were Aldermen Jeff Olson, Scott […]

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City applying for $150,000 park and market grant

New Albany aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday to apply for a $150,000 Land and Water Conservation Grant that would, along with other funding sources, provide a new farmers’ market pavilion, new restrooms at the Park Along the River, two river access points, a connecting path and a riverbank amphitheatre. With Mayor Tim Kent on vacation, Vice-Mayor […]

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Saturday last day for absentee voting in special House election

Noon Saturday is the deadline to cast an absentee ballot in the May 12 special election to fill the House of Representatives seat left vacant following the death of Alan Nunnelee Feb. 6. Mailed-in absentee ballots may be received by Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford up until 5 p.m. Monday, however. Stanford’s office will […]

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A wise man retires

It’s hard to think of the Union County Fair without Stanley Wise, but we are going to have to get used to it. Wise retired last Thursday as Mississippi State’s Union County Extension Director, ending nearly 30 years of work with extension service, the last 15 here in Union County. During Wise’s tenure the fair, […]

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New Albany school trustees approved salary schedules for the coming year Monday, but only after close to 90 minutes’ discussion in closed session. The board also approved a list of specific resignations and hires much more quickly and heard updates on several continuing projects. Those projects included planned improvements to the New Albany Boys and […]

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County may face loss of jail trusty workforce

A money-saving effort by recently-appointed Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher may leave Union County without a low-cost workforce it has depended on: jail trusties. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards shared a letter with supervisors Monday that he had received from Fisher saying the MDOC budget approved by the legislature was $23 million less than requested. […]

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Stephanie Jackson

Live @ Noon May 16 to feature versatile string artist

The New Albany Main Street Association’s next Live @ Noon series event will be on May 16 from 12 to 2 p.m. on the Trailhead Plaza in downtown New Albany. Stephanie Jackson will be the musical performer. Jackson is an eclectic musician who uses her guitar to express heartfelt melodies from a variety of genres. […]

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Illinois manufacturer acquires Worthington Cylinders

An Illinois-based manufacturing company announced Friday that it has acquired the operating assets of the New Albany’s impact extrusion facility, Worthington Cylinders. Spokesmen with Thunderbird LLC, located in Elk Grove Village, Ill., said the facility will be renamed Metal Impact South LLC and join with Metal Impact LLC, one of its subsidiaries. The New Albany […]

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