ER marks one year

Next Tuesday will mark a year since the new emergency department opened at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. And an eventful year it has been for the gleaming, modern facility on the backside of the hospital that replaced a cramped and overwhelmed area that looked more like an old-time bus station. Emergency room volume has surged […]

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Youth Soccer Signup going on now

The New Albany Park Commission announces registration for its 2015 Soccer Season. Registration is going on now and will run through Friday, August 21, 2015. The fee is $45 per child, ($40 per each sibling). All registrations must be done in person at the Sportsplex office located inside BNA Park. For more information cal (662) […]

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Wayne Dye

NA coach gets top honor

Dye named Coach of the Year after impressive bowling season BY DENNIS CLAYTON – New Albany coach Wayne Dye was recently chosen as the Mississippi Association of Coaches Bowling Coach of the Year for the 2014-15 season. Dye has guided the Bulldog bowling program since its inception three years ago. “It was an honor to […]

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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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