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Myrtle to hold special election for alderman

The Town of Myrtle will hold a special election Tuesday, March 15, to fill a vacant alderman’s post. According to Town Clerk Marie White, Alderman David Brown has submitted his resignation because he no longer lives in the town limits and is disqualified from serving as a result. Candidates must, of course, be qualified voters […]

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Nanney says county one of very few ‘recovered’ from Recession of 2008

Union County residents have been aware that our community seems to be doing well – making more progress than other area cities in several respects. It turns out, however, that we are doing much better in some ways than anyone realized. Union County Development Association Executive Director Phil Nanney reported to his board of directors […]

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Baptist Union County selects Service First Champion

   Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County recently announced Ethan Thomas, certified admissions representative, has been named Service First Champion for the quarter. Service First Champions are individuals who consistently exceed all expectations for the purpose of serving others and are nominated by colleagues, physicians, patients and their family/support persons for outstanding service. Thomas was nominated by […]

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New Albany Health and Rehab community blood drive

New Albany Health and Rehab will be holding a community blood drive with Mississippi Blood Services on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be in the parking lot. All donors will receive a T-shirt. Donors can now check their total cholesterol on their MBSConnect Account! February is […]

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Eastern Lights

By Loretta Easlely This is the twenty-fifth of January 2016. My, it seems just a short time ago that it was January 2015. Well, a lot has happened this week. There has been plenty of cold weather and two snows. Only a little on Tuesday and about two inches on Thursday. We have lost several […]

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New Albany Garden Club

The New Albany Garden Club met on Thursday, Jan. 14 at, the Concord Inn, home of Tanya Coombs. Hostesses were Paulette Cossitt, Lydia Kimbrough, and Lynn Madden. Members were welcomed with a dessert table featuring apple turnovers and ice cream made by Mrs. Madden. The table was centered with a beautiful arrangement, “Winter Wonderland,” made […]

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Hwy. 9 railroad crossing at Blue Springs to close Thursday for repairs

On Thursday, January 28, B&S Railroad crews will be closing the railroad crossing on Highway 9 in Blue Springs to make needed repairs to the crossing. The closure will take place from 5:30 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m. A detour route will be in place along Interstate 22, Highway 15 and Highway 348.

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County road manager James Byers to retire; board names Wiginton to take over job

Union County will have a new road manager next month after long-time manager James Byers retires. The board of supervisors Monday voted to name Scotty Wiginton new road manager effective next month. “We did everything we could to get James to stay but I think he just thinks it’s time and wants to spend more […]

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Newspaper-funded CREATE Foundation has history of helping develop communities

Most people have heard of the CREATE Foundation, based in Tupelo, but they may have only a vague idea what it is. Remedying that was part of the goal of this past week’s Business to Business luncheon. The quarterly networking and informational event is sponsored by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi and coordinated by the Union […]

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Dean selected Youth of the Year by regional Boys and Girls Clubs

  Takeya Dean of the New Albany Boys & Girls Club has been selected Youth of the Year. This past week, outstanding candidates from each club participated in the organization Youth of the Year competition. Dean scored the highest points in all four categories of public speaking, candidate essays, interview and overall application.  She will […]

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