Archive | News RSS feed for this section

West Union students

West Union students collect $2,000 in pennies to fight leukemia

Each year, students from across Mississippi and Louisiana participate in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s program, “Pennies for Patients.” West Union Attendance Center students in pre-K through sixth grade participated in this program, which began Feb. 3 and ended Feb. 21, and approximately $2,000 was collected from classes at West Union. The winning classes collected […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Local officials working to dedicate Highway 30 to William Faulkner

Union and Lafayette County officials are mounting a last-minute effort to have Highway 30 between New Albany and Oxford designated the “William Faulkner Memorial Highway.” Mayor Tim Kent said there should be no problem in getting the designation other than the fact that this year’s legislative session is ending soon. He said tourism director Sean […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
new water tower

New water tank nearly complete

Workers were close to putting the finishing touches on the new 250,000-gallon water storage tank near the post office Wednesday despite having to work in sub-freezing temperatures. The tank will still need to be cleaned up and tested, and will receive a paint job. Mayor Tim Kent said the final appearance of the tank has […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Computer crimes growing in state

A Union County man was recently convicted in circuit court of “posting an injurious message,” in this case putting nude photos of a woman on Facebook without her permission. Andrew Daniel, 46, was sentenced to five years in prison, although the sentence was reduced to time already served and he was placed on five years’ […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
culvert on Carter Avenue

Parking changes only part of city’s future plans

City parking committee plans advanced a little more Tuesday as a 40-foot-long, seven-foot culvert was buried in the ditch that runs along the library parking lot and adjacent to Carter Avenue. This is part of the effort to expand parking options in the downtown area. After the dirt fill has settled, the city will pour […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

‘Night Out for New Haven’ raises $3,175 in donations

This year’s “Night Out for New Haven” was one of the most successful in the event’s five-year history according to director Collett Cross. The event is a primary fund-raiser for New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults. “We sold 201 tickets, which is probably the best ticket sales we’ve had or certainly close,” Cross said. […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
East Union art students

EU students express themselves through footwear

High school art students at East Union Attendance Center are getting the chance to express their creativity through footwear, specifically through Vans shoes. East Union Art Teacher Lesa Allen said, “I had received a postcard from Vans Custom Culture about this art competition and immediately thought we should sign up. I really think this was […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Five arrested on meth charges

Over the past week, deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s Department have arrested five people on methamphetamine charges. Nathan C. III Swords, 23, 184 Collins Street, Ecru was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with a $25,000 bond. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said, “The Ecru Police Department went to his house to talk to him […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
New Albany parking committee

Citizens lead preservation efforts

What began Thursday as a meeting of the city parking committee ended up as the organizational meeting of the New Albany Historic Preservation Committee. Aldermen had tentatively approved using parking committee members as historic preservation committee members at their March meeting with almost no discussion. Alderman-at-Large Scott Dunnam brought the matter up, and was a […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Carter Avenue parking lot

Work to start on city parking lot improvement

Anyone driving along Carter Avenue by the library parking lot can hardly miss the large silver culvert sitting on the ditch bank beside the lot. The culvert is destined to go in the creek beside Carter Avenue with the area above it being covered. This is part of the plan from the city’s parking committee […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }