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NAHS students get to pick up iPads next week

New Albany High School is announcing their first iPad roll-out. The NAHS 1 to 1 Digital Learning Initiative provides an iPad to every student in the school to keep in their possession throughout their high school career at New Albany High School. The student receiving the iPad and his/her parent or guardian must be present […]

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Circuit clerk’s office to be open Saturday morning for absentee voters

Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said her office will be open this Saturday, July 25, for the convenience of qualified absentee voters who want to cast ballots in one of the two Aug. 4 party primaries. Stanford added that anyone who has changed his or her address since voting, or made other pertinent changes, needs to […]

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Union County Fair pageant winners


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City to enforce two-hour parking limit downtown

Among items on a packed agenda this past Tuesday, New Albany aldermen decided to grapple with one particular old problem, a new growing one and a potential future one. Limited parking availability has been recognized as a good problem to have in a thriving downtown area, but a problem nonetheless. Tuesday, aldermen addressed that, approving […]

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Duley named director of wellness and industrial relations at Healthplex

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County named Heather Duley as director of wellness and industrial relations. She will serve as director of the Baptist Healthplex and oversee industrial relations for the hospital. “Heather brings years of experience and knowledge of fitness programs and athletic training ranging from pediatrics to senior adults,” said Walter Grace, administrator and CEO […]

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Police capture barricaded suspect in grand larceny case

New Albany police briefly had to deal with a barricaded suspect here Tuesday morning, although the incident ended quickly. Chief Chris Robertson said that Burger King had reported money missing from their safe and employee Montrell Pegues, 21, of New Albany was the suspect. Officers had been looking for Pegues for several days and enlisted […]

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Police investigate one burglary, solve second one

New Albany police are asking for the public’s help in investigating a business burglary recently, and report they solved a second break-in. About 1 a.m. Monday, two black males broke into Central Station on South Central, taking a pair of shoes, cigarettes, some coins and other items they could fit into a backpack. Chief Chris […]

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Museum Madness summer youth program off to wild (animal) start

  The first day of Museum Madness, the summer program for youths, began with a program by award-winning taxidermist Abra Floyd, who explained the art of taxidermy and then allowed participants to do their own art projects as if they were working on taxidermy. She was aided by the Chico Foote wildlife collection given to […]

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2015 Union County Fair Back Porch Game winners


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Supervisors still in dark concerning fate of trusty prison work program

The Union County Board of Supervisors are just as much in the dark concerning the fate of the trusty state-county work program as they were a week ago. During the July 6 meeting, Sheriff Jimmy Edwards called Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Marshall L. Fisher, concerning possible ways to keep the program or at least […]

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