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Police charge babysitter with child abuse

Police have charged a New Albany woman with felony child abuse in what Police Chief Chris Robertson calls one of the most serious cases in his career. Shaka Johnson, 29, of Lot 37, 1102 E. Bankhead St. remained jailed here Wednesday with bond set at $100,000 in the case. Chief Robertson said the incident happened […]

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Officers learn how to deal with life-threatening wounds in dangerous situations

When law enforcement officers sustain life-threatening injuries, it is usually in the form of a penetrating wound – from a knife or other sharp object, or from a gunshot. Often, with such wounds, seconds can literally mean the difference between life and death. Many officers have at least minimal first aid training but few are […]

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Neighbor charged with attempted burglary and assault

A New Albany man is free on $50,000 bond, accused of attempting to break into a neighbor’s apartment and injure her. Charged with attempted burglary of an occupied dwelling with intent to assault is Michael Demilio, 45, of 305B Madison St. The victim, who was not identified, lives in the other side of the duplex […]

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Getting ready for kindergarten

  Assistant teacher Katie Vetovitz, first photo, left, helps Candy Hogue register son Mason for the New Albany Elementary School kindergarten program. In the second photo, from left, Ava Vetovitz, Addi Vetovitz and Kylie Gates enjoy refreshments. Teacher Lisa Topper decided to have a “tea” for parents and entering students Wednesday so they could see […]

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NA police getting tough on traffic next week as school readies

There is a good chance that New Albany police will be writing more tickets than usual starting this coming Monday. Police Chief Chris Robertson is reminding drivers that the fall session for city schools will begin Aug. 4 and officers will be on the alert. “We want people to know that there will be strict […]

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Union County BMG clinics set to go live with electronic health record system

Baptist Medical Group-New Albany Pediatrics and Baptist Medical Group-New Albany Surgical Associates will go live Friday, Aug. 1, with Baptist OneCare, Baptist’s new electronic health record that began rolling out in phases throughout the 14-hospital system in January 2014. Through Baptist OneCare, patients of the respective groups will have access to MyChart, a free app […]

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Dialysis center under construction

  Major building construction appears to be nearly complete on the Fresenius Medical Care dialysis center being built on Denmill Road, behind the post office. Although owner representatives had not responded to a request for specific information about the facility, city officials said the local owner-operator is from Tupelo. According to a company fact sheet, […]

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Work progressing on biodiesel plant

  Motorists traveling along Hwy. 15 North may have noticed that JNS Biodiesel, destroyed in a dramatic fire and series of explosions in January, is apparently being rebuilt bigger and better. The first explosion and fire, believed to have been caused by a faulty oil heater, could be seen from as far away as Tupelo […]

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County has new airport projects coming up

At their regular Monday meeting, the Union County Board of Supervisors approved issuing a check for $9,875.03 to the City of New Albany as their part of a new hangar project at the county airport. The city and county are sharing costs but the city is handling administrative tasks for the airport. Recently, airport officials […]

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Museum seeks new Faulkner-inspired art for September exhibit

The Union County Heritage Museum is asking area artists to submit a piece of artwork for the September Folks, Art and Faulkner exhibit. The work should be based on some part of the Nobel-Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner (or some other writer, if so inspired). Two- and three-dimensional work is welcome. The work must be submitted […]

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