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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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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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Wise retires as extension director

After 28 years of work, Stanley Wise is officially retired. He worked in Lafayette County for one year, Quitman County for two years, Alcorn County for 10 years, ad he spent the last 15 years working as the Union County Extension Agent for the Mississippi State University Extension Service. A retirement reception was held Monday […]

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Local Boys & Girls Club director receives state honor

After only being in his position for approximately six months, Boys and Girls Club of New Albany Unit Director Marquel Conner won the Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi 2014 Full-Time Professional of the Year award. Conner was awarded this honor recently at the all-state training conference in Tupelo. “I was shocked to receive […]

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County moves ahead on three improvement projects

The Union County Board of Supervisors moved ahead on three major projects involving nearly $5 million this week: one related to industrial development and two connected to the county road system. No one was present to object at a public hearing concerning the application for a Community Development Block Grant of up to $1.5 million […]

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Stephens named UCDA Citizen of the Year at annual meeting

Anne Stephens was named 2015 UCDA Citizen of the Year at the association’s annual membership banquet Monday night. This is the second year for the award, determined from a list of nominees by Union County Development Association members and voted on secretly. “The vote was overwhelming,” Dr. Tommy Barkley, board member and award presenter, said. […]

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Work under way on Tanglefoot bridge over Main Street

  Workers removed the handrails on the former railroad bridge along Tanglefoot Trail and over Main Street Monday in preparation for removal of the old bridge. The middle white circle in the foreground shows where the north end of the new 120-foot bridge will rest; the south end will be near where the workman is […]

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Accepting grants on behalf of their organizations were, from left, Nancy Meacham, Union County Literacy Council; Cindy Whiteside, Union County Library System; Evelyn Mason, Tallahatchie River Players; Joyce Sumners, New Albany-Union County Symphony League; Jennifer Cobb, Pilot Club; Vickie Duke, New Albany Main Street Association; Sally Zemek, Lighthouse Enrichment Center and Union County Good Samaritans; Tammy Thomas, Junior Auxiliary of New Albany; Billye Jean Stroud, Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Mississippi; Mary Hargrove, Agape Health Services; the Rev. Bill Everett, First Choice Center for Women; Phil Nanney, New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults and Union County Development Association; Jack Dalton, Union County Historical Society and Heritage Museum; and Patrick James, Union County Master Gardeners.

  The UNITE Foundation, which helps fund community improvement projects, presented grants totaling more than $20,000 to 16 local organizations Thursday. UNITE, which stands for Union County-New Albany Initiative to Excel, was founded and operates as a subsidiary of the CREATE Foundation, which manages endowment funds for the organization. CREATE offered a challenge grant that […]

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