Arts and Crafts Fair planned for May 11

The Benton County Forestry Association, in cooperation with the Benton County Extension Agency, will host an arts and crafts fair on Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. until at the Benton County Agri-Center. Entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. Individuals are invited to set up booths to sell quilting, artwork, paintings, woodwork, pottery, ceramics, wreaths, […]

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Farmers’ market vendor meeting scheduled

There will be a meeting of vendors for the 2013 Biscuits and Jam Farmers’ Market on Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m., at the Union County Extension Office. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor should attend this very important meeting. The market encourages locally grown produce, homemade jellies, jams, etc., and handcrafted items. There is […]

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Law still looks for Barretos, four years after escape

By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Janet and Ramon Barreto still evade authorities four years after they ran away from state charges surrounding the death of a 2-year-old adopted daughter. But recently, they could have been spotted in Bakersfield, Calif. “It sounded just like them,” said Jimmy Edwards, sheriff in Union County. […]

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Introduction to Home Canning Basics Workshop May 14

Janet Jolley, Mississippi State University Extension Agent, will be conducting an Introduction to Home Canning Basics workshop on Tuesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. in the Union County Extension Office. The program will cover the basics of home canning including equipment, hot water bath processing, pressure canning processing, and other aspects of home canning. There […]

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Book about the adventures of Oxford twins to be library program topic

Book about the adventures of Oxford twins to be library program topic Lunching with Books May 21, at the Union County Library in New Albany will feature a review of the book “Ya’ll Twins?” by the authors Katherine and Margaret King of Oxford. In the book the twins share their stories, experiences, and antics growing […]

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Weather a factor in community activities

The possibility of bad weather has caused the cancellation of one community activity and may force the relocation or postponement of two more. The Great American Clean-up, scheduled for this past Saturday morning, was cancelled because of the possibility of rain. Organizers are considering the possibility of having a community clean-up day late one weekday […]

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Toyota Enhancement Endowment Fund, MSU to pair up

Toyota Enhancement Endowment Fund Advisory Committee and MSU President Dr. Mark Keenum announce first dual enrollment class The Toyota Enhancement Endowment Fund Advisory Committee and Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum were to announce the first course in the recently-established dual enrollment program on Tuesday, May 7, in the CREATE Boardroom in Tupelo at […]

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Vince Jordan resigns as Myrtle principal

After 13 years of service as principal at Myrtle Attendance Center, Vince Jordan has stepped down from the post, effective immediately. In his resignation, Jordan cited his intention to retire from the education field altogether, said Union County Superintendent Ken Basil. “We certainly appreciate the time and dedication he has given to the students and […]

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Aldermen set rules for wine, spirits sales

The sale of liquors and wine of more than five percent of alcohol by weight will become legal in the city of New Albany on June 6. On Tuesday, the New Albany Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a proposed ordinance that will govern its sale, distribution and possession within the city limits. City attorney Reagan […]

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Olson wins; Dykes, White in runoff; Medlin, Tucker face off in Ward 4

Jeff Olson was re-elected Ward One Alderman Tuesday, but New Albany residents in Wards 3 and 4 will go to the polls one more to choose their  representatives on the city’s Board of Aldermen. In Ward 3, Larry Dykes and Kevin Dale White will meet in a Democratic Primary runoff, set for May 21. Meanwhile, […]

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