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County officials continue efforts to find plan for mental patients

The Union County Supervisors are continuing to try to find an acceptable way to deal with residents of the community suffering from mental illness. As was reported the past two weeks, the county had an agreement with Region IV Mental Health Services that afforded appropriate and expedient care for Union Countians who had been committed […]

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New Albany Main Street Association achieves national accreditation

Mississippi Main Street Association announced this past week that New Albany and 38 other cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®. “We congratulate this year’s nationally accredited Main Street programs for their outstanding accomplishment in meeting the […]

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McDaniel supporters examine local voting records

Representatives of Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel were in New Albany Monday to examine voting records from the June 24 Republican run-off to determine a party nominee for the U. S. Senate race. They reportedly found little of note. The visit was part of a plan to check records in all 82 counties and contest […]

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Metal crafters show how to make money along with art

      Metal artists Don and Louise Coulson of Aberdeen presented a program for the Tallahatchie Arts Council Tuesday but instead of showing how to make jewelry, they showed how to make money. While TAC programs usually focus on the artistic aspect of guest speakers, the Coulson provided information on marketing and business management […]

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Toyota technology lays foundation for future Corollas

Toyota Mississippi donates seven trial vehicles to local organizations BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (July 8, 2014) – Four local organizations benefitted from the donation of vehicles from Toyota Mississippi today. The cars, valued at nearly $103,000 are one way Toyota Mississippi supports organizations in the community. Three Career and Technology Centers that serve Lee, Pontotoc and […]

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City moving closer to construction of Tanglefoot trailhead plaza

The City of New Albany may be closer to the construction of a trailhead arch and plaza for Tanglefoot Trail between the Van-Atkins and Trails and Treads businesses. Mayor Tim Kent brought up the issue at the regular monthly board meeting July 1. Funding is one of the main problems and Kent said that Ward […]

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County fair is next week with early event Saturday

The 2014 Union County Fair officially starts next Monday, July 14, and runs though Saturday, July 19, but a couple of events will be held as early as Saturday. A few additions are being made to the schedule and more details about new events are coming out. It was announced this week that the popular […]

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Healthy kids camp

      Performing Arts owner Regina Cook helps one of the 41 participants at Baptist Memorial Hospital’s Healthy Kids Camp go though a water exercise. Children ages six to 12 spend each morning all this week at the Baptist Healthplex or neighboring Performing Arts Center learning about topics including fire safety, nutritional snacks, exercise […]

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MDEQ awards waste tire grant to Three Rivers

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority a $59,000 waste tire grant to continue the local waste tire collection program for small quantity generators of waste tires in Calhoun, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc and Union Counties. Funding for waste tire grants is provided by a waste […]

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Museum Moments to feature history of building Ripley Railroad

Building the Ripley Railroad through Tippah, Union, Pontotoc and Chickasaw Counties in the late 1880s and early 1890s brought excitement, prosperity and was filled with close calls, funding shortages, the race to New Albany, death of workers and triumph for Col. William C. Falkner who masterminded this large project. Museum Moments on July 17 at the […]

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