MDOT’s Districts One, Two offer updates on current projects

As the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues to try to provide a safe, efficient and sustainable intermodal transportation network for the traveling public, below is a partial list of project updates in North Mississippi’s District One and Two. “In an effort to provide the public with timely information regarding current transportation improvement projects, MDOT […]

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Judge rules against Howell on all points of new trial

By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – A special judge denied all issues offered by attorneys for a death-row inmate convicted in the 2001 shooting death in New Albany. Monday, Senior Judge Samac Richardson of Rankin County issued a ruling from a three-day evidentiary hearing in New Albany. The hearing aimed at fleshing […]

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Dutch sniffs out big bucks

The phrase “a dog is man’s best friend” should have special meaning for Sheriff Jimmy Edwards. Thanks to the department’s drug and tracking dog, Dutch, they have received a check for $100,000 as part of funds seized in a drug case. The sheriff said the case began with the Department of Transportation pulled over a […]

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Where Did the Year Go?

It seems like only a few weeks ago that I was given the green light to cover sports for the school year for this paper. Actually, it was mid-August right before the first football game, but my how the time has flown. We flew through the fall sports with football, slow-pitch softball, cross country, and […]

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Urchins win north half championship

Monday night was one of redemption for East Union, and in the end, destiny was fulfilled, and the Urchins are set to play for the 2A state championship in Pearl. For Alex Boland, redemption came on offense Monday night. Miscommunication hurt the senior catcher and pitcher Cody Bo Dillard during Sunday’s game two of the […]

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Urchins fall in game one of 2A state championship

There’s no panic in the dugout for the Urchins. Despite a 12-1 setback to Taylorsville in the first game of the 2A state championship on Wednesday, East Union has confidence heading into Friday’s game two with both of its top pitchers rested and ready to go. Young arms saw action for the Urchins on Wednesday, […]

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New museum mascot looking for a name

There is a new dinosaur in town, and it’s out in front of the Union County Heritage Museum on Cleveland Street. The almost-seven-foot-tall critter is part of a new look at the museum and is a gift of the Museum Guild. And this dinosaur needs a name. There is a contest underway to name the […]

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How to show respect for our flag

With Memorial Day coming up and Flag Day not far behind, here is a reminder on how to treat the Stars and Stripes: Flag Day was set aside to honor the adoption of the American flag by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. It wasn’t until 1916 that it was officially established as […]

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White wins Ward 3 alderman run-off

Kevin Dale White will be the new Ward 3 alderman, replacing long-time alderman Tommie Beasley, who is retiring. White defeated Larry Dykes 188 votes to 149 in Tuesday’s run-off – the only race that required one. All other New Albany races were settled in the party primaries May 7 except for that for Ward 4 […]

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Fooshee wins Homemaker Volunteers scholarship

Amber Fooshee is the recipient of the 2013 Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers scholarship. Amber is the daughter of Lee and Kim Fooshee and is a senior at Ingomar Attendance Center. She plans to attend Northeast Community College in the fall and major in Early Childhood Education. Amber is pictured with Eunice Rutherford, MHV Council Vice-President.

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