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Wellspring Fund provides camp scholarships

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Students in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties again will have the chance to attend one of several academic summer camps free of charge. The CREATE Foundation’s Toyota Wellspring Education Fund will sponsor scholarships for rising seventh- to 12th-grade students in public schools in those three counties to attend […]

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Allen stepping down as NEMCC president

At the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting this month, Northeast Mississippi Community College president Dr. Johnny L. Allen asked for and received support from the Board to retire from service to the college effective June 30, 2015. Allen, 60, was named the ninth president of Northeast in 2004.  Previously he served as vice-president of […]

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VIP Cinema Seating doubling capacity

Staff reports VIP Cinema Seating, which calls itself the world’s largest manufacturer of premium cinema seating, this past week announced a major production expansion that will double the company’s manufacturing capacity. According to the announcement, the move came in response to growing customer demand. “When VIP introduced the concept of luxury reclining seating to the […]

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Power surge shuts down county offices Monday

A power outage disabled all the county buildings on the courthouse square Monday just before the Board of Supervisors was to meet. It appeared that a neutral conductor broke or burned in two and possible contacted a transformer, sending a huge voltage surge through all the electrical systems in the buildings. Early fears were that […]

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Union County jobless rate improves in February

Union County’s unemployment rate for February dropped nearly a percentage point in February, from 6.4 percent in January to 5.5 percent. That’s slightly lower than the December jobless rate and move Union County up to having the eighth-lowest unemployment in the state. Again, only two counties in the north half of the state had lower […]

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‘Night Our for New Haven’ is Saturday

  Ticket sales for this year’s “Night Out for New Haven” are going very well according to center director Collett Cross. The annual fundraiser for New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults will be at 7 p.m., April 18, at the Cine Theatre. It is one of the main sources of financial support for the […]

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Business 2 Business economic roundtable is Thursday

Today is the last day to make a reservation for the Business 2 Business networking and information meeting Thursday. This month’s event will combine with the Union County Development Association’s CEO/GM breakfast and be in the Magnolia Room at the civic center starting at 8:30 a.m. The time was set for the benefit of those […]

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Tanglefoot bridge to arrive Thursday

The new arched bridge that will replace the current railroad bridge on Tanglefoot Trail over Main Street is expected to arrive in New Albany Thursday, according to Mayor Tim Kent. The bridge pieces will be temporarily stored on the library parking lot until the old bridge is disassembled and removed. Some dirt work also will […]

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Bratton Road-Martintown area to get street lights, traffic control

Residents along Bratton and Martintown Roads should see their neighborhood becoming a little safer in the next several months. The area, part of the most-recently-annexed sections of the city, will be better lighted and also have some improved traffic control. New Albany light, gas and water manager Bill Mattox said that residents on Bratton and […]

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City resumes action on house condemnations

Although the city has not designated a new code enforcement officer, New Albany aldermen took up a condemnation case at their monthly meeting Tuesday that has been going on for more than a year. In January 2014, aldermen moved ahead with efforts to begin demolition of unsafe, uninhabitable housing in the city. One of the […]

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