Ricky Ford at NEMCC

We applaud the selection by the college’s Board of Trustees of Ricky G. Ford of Booneville to take over as president of Northeast Mississippi Community College in July. Ford, currently executive vice-president of the school, has spent most of his career to this point at Northeast, serving as a coach, admissions counselor, athletic director and […]

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Former UM chancellor Khayat talks about life, learning and image

Robert Khayat has gone from being a bare-foot boy in Moss Point to Yale University and then back to Ole Miss with a successful football career along the way. Most people, however, think of him as being a retired popular and successful chancellor at the University of Mississippi. Khayat was the guest speaker at the […]

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Business roundtable focuses on development plans for city

“It’s the people who make New Albany strong,” Union County Development Association Executive Director Phil Nanney said Thursday. And Nanney believes that the community can be even stronger through the sharing of ideas and concerns. That is one of the main purposes of the Business 2 Business roundtable held this past week by the UCDA. […]

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Tanglefoot Trail bridge progress

As anyone who has driven by the library parking lot probably knows, the two sections of the new Tanglefoot Trail bridge that will go over Main Street were assembled this week, giving it its 120-foot length. Next comes pouring of concrete supports for the bridge along with removal of the decades-old railroad bridge, both of […]

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Ford named president of Northeast Mississippi Community College

Executive vice-president Ricky G. Ford of Booneville has been named the tenth president of Northeast Mississippi Community College effective July 1, 2015. The announcement was made following a called meeting of the Northeast Board of Trustees Tuesday. Ford takes over for Dr. Johnny L. Allen who recently announced plans to retire. “I think that’s a […]

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More grand jury indictments released

Some more indictments from the spring Union County grand jury convening March 30 and 31 have been released. Court officials said 153 cases were presented, some involving more than one defendant and other cases where one defendant had more than a single indictment. Grand jury proceedings are secret and indictments are not released until defendants […]

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Absentee balloting continues in congressional race

Absentee voters continue to cast their ballots in the special election for the First Congressional District House of Representatives, Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said Wednesday. Thirteen candidates have qualified for the race, seeking the office left vacant by the death of Alan Nunnelee Feb. 6 from cancer. Qualified voters can cast ballots in […]

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Theater seat expansion

New Albany got more good manufacturing news last week with the announcement of the expansion of VIP Cinema Seating in our community. The company, the world’s largest manufacturer of premium cinema seating, introduced luxury reclining seating to the theater industry in 2008 and has been on a roll ever since. The current expansion is into […]

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A magazine and two goodbyes

Today is Administrative Professionals Day, part of a week dedicated to the people in many organizations who provide the support that helps keep them running. It wasn’t always called that. The day and the week began as National Secretaries Week in 1952.Both the title of the week and the day were changed in 2000 to […]

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Reed to speak at UCDA annual meeting

Businessman and former Tupelo Mayor Jack Reed Jr. will be guest speaker at the Union County Development Association annual membership banquet Monday, April 27. Reed is president of the Reed’s Department Store company. While Tupelo mayor from 2009 to 2013, he was credited with creating the position of a municipal communications director, establishing a recurring […]

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