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Two face armed robbery charges in home assault

A suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion in New Albany was arrested Tuesday in Hickory Flat, according to New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson. On Thursday, April 28, at approximately 11:30 p.m. the New Albany Police Department responded to a call at 131 Fairview Apartments in New Albany. According to the call, there […]

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City continues effort to remove unsafe houses, other structures

With new building inspector and code administrator Eric Thomas settled into his job, the city has resumed efforts to remove unsafe housing and other structures. Two condemnation hearings were set for Tuesday’s monthly board of aldermen meeting. The first involved 831 Forest Heights, which appeared destined for demolition earlier in the year. Thomas told aldermen […]

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NA police to begin random bicycle patrols downtown, in park areas

City police are going to institute a bicycle patrol on a limited basis, following consultation with the mayor and board. Approval was given at the monthly board meeting Tuesday. Chief Chris Robertson said the idea has been talked about for some time but now seems ideal as a way of dealing with downtown illegal parking. […]

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Keep New Albany/Union County Beautiful sponsoring Great American Cleanup May 7

With spring rapidly approaching, Keep New Albany/Union County Beautiful is asking for your help to keep America beautiful in our community. You, or a group to which you belong, can take part in the nation’s largest organized annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program – Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup. The city- and county-wide […]

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Aldermen told progress seen toward Munsford-Barkley overpass

Some progress appears to have been made toward solving traffic problems on the northwest side of town, partly related to the railroad. Union County Development Association Executive Director Phil Nanney told aldermen Tuesday that the project to build an overpass over West Bankhead Street and the railroad has progressed to the point that engineering studies […]

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Baptist Union County selects Service First Champion

 Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County recently announced Amanda White, RN, has been named Service First Champion for the quarter. White joined the nursing team at Baptist Union County over ten years ago and serves at head nurse for the medical-surgical unit. Service First Champions are individuals who consistently exceed all expectations for the purpose of serving […]

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Eastern Lights

By Loretta Easley Best wishes to Larry and Michell Swords down Ecru way. Michelle has been sick several days but she has a business decorating shirts for different organizations and stays very busy. She is the granddaughter of Ann Pannell. The revival at Keownville got off to a good start Sunday night. Bro. Daina Williams […]

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Ellistown Breezes

By Margaret McCraw   Good rainy Monday morning to everyone. Did you forget about Blackberry Winter?” Remember the little cool spell we always have in May? Somehow it never forgets us. A lot has happened since last week’s news. Carolyn Roberts of our community, and her sister Mable Ruth Rakestraw of adjoining Parks community, lost […]

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City schools hope to weather governor’s, legislature’s budget cuts

New Albany school officials hope to be able to weather education cuts by the governor and legislature this past year. Superintendent Jackie Ford told trustees at the monthly meeting Monday that this district’s cut, made shortly after the end of the session, will be $46,000. The cut to the already-underfunded Mississippi Adequate Education Program, will […]

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Supervisors name new youth court referee, E-911 director

Union County supervisors approved two administrative appointments at their regular weekly meeting Monday. The board named Curt Clayton as new E-911 director, replacing Mildred Churchill who announced retirement plans several weeks ago. Clayton has been serving as county emergency management director and in assuming Churchill’s duties will be responsible for the county addressing system, 911 […]

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