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City officials had been considering closing the alley beside Cooper Park but compromised by keeping it open and one way only, and not permitting drivers going through the alley to make left turns onto Bankhead Street. New signs were placed recently to warn drivers not to turn left, and to watch for pedestrians stepping out […]

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County schools purchase nine new buses

Some Union County school students are starting the year off with a better ride. In May, Superintendent Ken Basil recommended to the school board the purchase of nine school buses through an equipment lease purchase program. The board agreed, the district advertised and accepted sealed bids for the financing of the purchase and the lowest […]

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Everett discusses book profiling Revolutionary War spies

Attendees at Luncheon With Books at the Union County Library Tuesday learned how ordinary citizens can change the course of history. Retired teacher Linda Everett discussed “George Washington’ Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution,” by Brian Kilmeade. Apparently George Washington had only six spies and it was perhaps still unusual to […]

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MDOT provides matching funds for airport project

The New Albany-Union County Airport is one of several that will receive matching funds after the Mississippi Transportation Commission recently authorized the Mississippi Department of Transportation to provide money for upcoming federal airport improvement projects. These funds will provide 50 percent of the local matching share to projects funded by the Federal Aviation Administration. The […]

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Browning education superintendent candidacy in dispute

The county superintendent of education’s run-off took on new meaning this week when it was determined that Republican candidate Roger Browning may not live in the county school district as he supposed, but rather inside the city separate district. A meeting between Browning and the Union County Election Commission was scheduled for Tuesday morning to […]

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Noon Saturday deadline to vote absentee for seven county run-offs

Noon Saturday is the deadline to cast an absentee vote in person for the Democratic and Republican run-offs next Tuesday, Aug. 25. For anyone sending a mailed-in absentee ballot, it must be received in Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford’s office no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, the day before the general voting. As usual, […]

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Chromebook laptop computers going to all county schools

  Fifth-grade students at Ingomar Attendance Center work with Chromebook laptop computers in the school library. This year, the school district is obtaining 600 of the web-based computers for instructional use. Each third-grade class and teacher at the four schools will receive a storage and charging cart holding 25 of the laptops. Each entire second, […]

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Rubber ducks to make comeback in RiverFest regatta

Sports enthusiasts may want to mark Sept. 26 on their calendar because that is the day a paddling of bright yellow rubber ducks will cruise (or, more likely, meander) down the Tallahatchie River trying to win cash for their sponsors. The event is the second annual Rubber Duck Regatta, a fund-raiser sponsored by the New […]

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Local woman circulating petitions in support of creating animal shelter

You may have seen the petitions at one of the more than 20 businesses around town. A new effort is being made to have an animal shelter for New Albany. Behind this effort is Emilee Bennett, along with her friend Zachary Johnson, both local residents. “I’ve just always wanted a shelter here,” she said. “I […]

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‘Jacked and Juiced Nutrition and Smoothies” has formal opening

The New Albany Main Street Association sponsored a ribbon cutting for Jacked and Juiced Nutrition and Smoothies this past Friday. The business, at 112 W. Main St., specializes in sports and nutrition supplements, smoothies with no added sugars or preservatives, shakes, powders, power bars, vitamins, cookies, chips and some sports accessories. Jake Broussard, who owns […]

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