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E-911 upgrade to cost county $100,000-plus

Union County is going to have to spend at least $100,000 to bring its E-911 system up to date and meet federal standards. The current 911 hardware is obsolete by several years, part of it relies on Windows XP software that is no longer supported and the system is not in compliance with the federal […]

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Imperial Trading Co., former grocery wholesaler, to expand

    The Imperial Trading Company on Carter Avenue held a ribbon-cutting Friday for construction of a 12,000-quare-foot addition to their warehouse. The addition will include a 4,000-square-foot cooler-freezer and add about 25 percent to their present 45,000 square feet of warehouse space. The business was originally Union Grocery, dating back to 1953. Imperial Trading […]

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Former city clerk dies at 100

A former city clerk for the City of New Albany died Sunday at the age of 100. Frances Dodds, formerly Frances Dorman, passed away at Aldersgate Personal Care in Meridian. Dodds served as city clerk for New Albany for 35 years.  She was also a member of First United Methodist Church. John David Pennebaker, who […]

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New bladder pacemaker offers help with incontinence

If there’s one thing that’s constant in life, it’s daily trips to the bathroom. However, frequent trips to the bathroom is another concern. William W. Johnson, M.D., gynecologist with The Center for Women’s Health in New Albany, is helping patients find a solution to bladder issues, specifically with urge incontinence and stress incontinence. When medicine, […]

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Hancock enters supervisor, District 1 race

Myrtle resident William “Bill” Hancock has announced his candidacy for Supervisor, District 1. Hancock has been employed by Sears and Piper Impact, where he served in quality, calibration, sales, and management for 33 years. He also did project/consultant work overseas for two years. He is a high school graduate, and completed college work and professional […]

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Study shows retail sales gaps

New Albany may be blessed with a vibrant downtown and bustling retail trade area in many respects, but some experts say the city could be doing much better. According to an analysis presented by Retail Strategies, each year nearly $10.3 million is leaving Union County to be spent in other towns for groceries alone. Full-service […]

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New Albany Bulldogs are the 2015 Union County Junior High Tournament Champions. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany claims titles at county junior high tournament

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – New Albany Middle School’s teams made a clean sweep in the Union County Junior High Tournament on Thursday with the Lady Bulldogs topping East Union 28-19 and the Bulldogs completing the sweep with a 56-31 win over West Union. East Union took the early lead in the girls game, 7-5 […]

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Meghan Van battles for control of the ball in the midfield during the Corinth match earlier this month. File photo.

New Albany sweeps Ripley for division soccer title

BY DENNIS CLAYTON New Albany boys clinched first place in the tough Division 1-4A win a 2-0 win as the Bulldogs completed division play with a 5-1 record. New Albany girls won easily, 10-0 and finished with a perfect 6-0 record in division. “The boys game was a lot slower this time and I thought […]

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Robert and Sarah Garrett with their son Everett at the Ironman Triathlon. Photo submitted.

Garretts compete in Ironman triathlon

BY DENNIS CLAYTON Most couples enjoy doing a variety of activities together, but Robert and Sarah Garrett pushed the envelope with theirs as they competed in an Ironman Triathlon recently. “The Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run,” Sarah said. “I’ve been doing triathlons since 2011 and my […]

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Hotbed Classic offers quality basketball action on Saturday

BY DENNIS CLAYTON The Kiwanis Hotbed Classic will roll out their 24th edition of premier basketball play on Saturday with a slate of nine games featuring some marquee match-ups and showcasing some of Mississippi’s top basketball talent. This year’s action will tip at 9:30 as nine games are on the schedule for the day at […]

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