Ronnie Jordan

Police investigate one burglary, solve second one

New Albany police are asking for the public’s help in investigating a business burglary recently, and report they solved a second break-in. About 1 a.m. Monday, two black males broke into Central Station on South Central, taking a pair of shoes, cigarettes, some coins and other items they could fit into a backpack. Chief Chris […]

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Texting and driving

Texting while driving became illegal in Mississippi July 1, but so far there Is not a lot of evidence that the law is having an effect. When we drive around New Albany and Union County we see driver after driver staring at the screen on a cell phone. Distracted drivers are an important safety issue […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Keeping an eye out for dogs

There are fewer dogs in our neighborhood these days. There aren’t, of course, but that is how Jenny sees it. “How my wife sees it” has been a discussion topic for the past couple of years, as we make our daily walk around the neighborhood with our own dogs. We watch for any unrestrained dogs […]

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Museum Madness summer youth program off to wild (animal) start

  The first day of Museum Madness, the summer program for youths, began with a program by award-winning taxidermist Abra Floyd, who explained the art of taxidermy and then allowed participants to do their own art projects as if they were working on taxidermy. She was aided by the Chico Foote wildlife collection given to […]

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2015 Union County Fair Back Porch Game winners

   

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Supervisors still in dark concerning fate of trusty prison work program

The Union County Board of Supervisors are just as much in the dark concerning the fate of the trusty state-county work program as they were a week ago. During the July 6 meeting, Sheriff Jimmy Edwards called Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Marshall L. Fisher, concerning possible ways to keep the program or at least […]

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City subdivision codes need update

The city’s sign ordinance came under some criticism at the monthly meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen Tuesday last week, but officials also learned they have a problem with another part of city code. The sign issue came when the New Albany Animal Clinic appealed a ruling forbidding them from replace their old […]

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No power outages due to excessive AC use expected so far

Near-100-degree temperatures are forecast for at least the next week with only low probability of scattered thunderstorms. Still, the probable heavy usage of air conditioners is not expected to put an unsustainable strain on the area’s electric power system. New Albany Light, Gas and Water Manager Bill Mattox said that, so far, TVA has not […]

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County fair may dodge rain this year for full slate of events through Saturday

It looks like the Union County Fair and Livestock Show will dodge the rain, if not the high heat indexes for the rest of its 2015 run. Almost every year, the fair has fallen victim to heavy rain at least once but it hasn’t happened this year and forecasts for through Saturday show little chance […]

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It’s fair time again

It’s coming up to mid-July and that means its time for the Union County Fair and Livestock Show, which bills itself as “the best little county fair in Mississippi.” The traditional fair events will be in full swing beginning Monday with a variety of activities as well as a full carnival. Wednesday is Seniors Day […]

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