State residents to get tax holiday on weapons, ammunition purchases

Mississippians were recently treated to a tax-free holiday, established by the legislature to help families pay for back-to-school clothing items. Over a three-day period, purchasers were not required to pay the state seven-percent retail sales tax on approved clothing items that cost less than $100. This past year, the legislature also added what they call […]

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Saturday deadline for Tuesday run-offs to choose seven party nominees

Six local Democratic races and one Republican race remain to be settled next Tuesday to determine party nominees for the November election. The six Democratic office nominees to be decided include First District, Third District and Fifth District Supervisor, East Post Justice Court Judge, West Post Constable and County Superintendent of Education. The only remaining […]

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More improvements being done to Tanglefoot Plaza to aid visitors

  Work continues to convert the back of the former Bank of New Albany building into a welcome and visitors’ center for Tanglefoot Trail. Renovation is going on inside the building to add a restroom, small office and lobby space. This week crews were correcting some draining problems and preparing to move to the back […]

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Tree planted at sportsplex to honor Jagger Zinzer

A Shummard’s Oak tree was planted at BNA Bank Park this past week to commemorate the life of Jagger Zinzer. Jagger was the infant son of Jeff and Jonde Zinzer and who died Dec. 1 this past year. “I just laid him down for a nap and when I came back he was not breathing,” […]

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City officials had been considering closing the alley beside Cooper Park but compromised by keeping it open and one way only, and not permitting drivers going through the alley to make left turns onto Bankhead Street. New signs were placed recently to warn drivers not to turn left, and to watch for pedestrians stepping out […]

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County schools purchase nine new buses

Some Union County school students are starting the year off with a better ride. In May, Superintendent Ken Basil recommended to the school board the purchase of nine school buses through an equipment lease purchase program. The board agreed, the district advertised and accepted sealed bids for the financing of the purchase and the lowest […]

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Everett discusses book profiling Revolutionary War spies

Attendees at Luncheon With Books at the Union County Library Tuesday learned how ordinary citizens can change the course of history. Retired teacher Linda Everett discussed “George Washington’ Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution,” by Brian Kilmeade. Apparently George Washington had only six spies and it was perhaps still unusual to […]

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MDOT provides matching funds for airport project

The New Albany-Union County Airport is one of several that will receive matching funds after the Mississippi Transportation Commission recently authorized the Mississippi Department of Transportation to provide money for upcoming federal airport improvement projects. These funds will provide 50 percent of the local matching share to projects funded by the Federal Aviation Administration. The […]

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Charitable giving

The United Way of Northeast Mississippi kicked off its 2015 fundraising campaign earlier this month by helping provide backpacks at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County’s annual Back to School Health Fair. Now, the hard part of the campaign – raising more than $2.5 million—is under way across the seven-county coverage area of the United Way. […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Football creeps up on baseball

It’s football time again in northeast Mississippi. It sort of slipped up on me this year because my mind as been focused on baseball. Not just any baseball team, either. My long-suffering Kansas City Royals are in first place in the American League Central Division. After playing in the World Series last year in what […]

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