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Farr appeals zoning decision

The issue of a Munsford Drive property’s zoning status will once again be before the Union County Circuit Court. Booker Farr, owner of 1305 Munsford Drive, recently appealed a New Albany board of aldermen decision to deny his request to rezone the property from agricultural to industrial. In the petition filed by his attorney, Rhett […]

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Harrison, Boland face off for Blue Springs’ mayor

Blue Springs Mayor Judy D. Harrison will be running for re-election this spring and will face David Boland in the race for the post. Boland currently serves as alderman on the Blue Springs Board of Alderman. Running for aldermen in Blue Springs will be Shirley Allen, Sandra Boland, Rita Gentry, Leanna Lindsey Hollis and Jerry […]

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NA school board examines new potentials in technology

The main focus at the New Albany School Board meeting Monday night was on technology. The meeting began with an instructional technology demonstration using mimio boards in Tammy Kirkland’s room and Jennifer Ellett’s room at New Albany Elementary School (NAES). According to mimio.com, “mimio boards use the classroom’s existing dry erase board, a LCD projector, […]

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Community honors departing troops, families

A special ceremony was held Sunday at Hillcrest Baptist Church in honor of local members of the National Guard 155th Brigade Combat Team, as well as other branches of the military who will soon be departing for the Middle East. Among those soldiers who were present Sunday, along with their families, were Nicholas Verner, James […]

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Anderson to run for Ward 2 Alderman

Johnny Anderson of 412 Bristol Avenue in New Albany has qualified and is announcing his candidacy for Ward Two Alderman. A lifelong resident of New Albany and Union County, Anderson served three terms as Ward Two alderman from 1993-2005.  He has been employed as Director of Human Resources for 23 years and is currently employed […]

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Stout resigns from New Albany Police Dept.

The New Albany Police Department is now going through departmental changes, beginning with finding a new assistant chief. Danny “Junior” Stout, who was promoted to Assistant Chief in the summer of 2007, resigned earlier this month, according to New Albany Police Chief David Grisham. “He resigned on April 1,” Grisham said. Grisham said that he […]

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A new love in bloom

After six decades or more, two soulmates finally met at the most unlikely of places. Rob Rutledge and Shirley Knighton, residents of Union County Health and Rehabilitation (UCH&R) Center in New Albany, had been looking for their true love their whole life and found each other in January 2008. The pair met when Rutledge came […]

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Local veteran remembers wartime through scrapbook

World War II veteran and New Albany man Charlie D. Coker reflects on his wartime days and life during the Asiatic Pacific Campaign from 1941-1945. Throughout these years, he took notes and kept them in his Scofield Bible, which he carried around everywhere he went, no matter what country or what situation he might end […]

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Planning ahead is the key to gaining healthy eating habits

Cooking healthy meals and eating healthy on a budget were the main topics of discussion at last week’s seminar at the Magnolia Civic Center. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County held the seminar for the citizens of New Albany and Union County about nutrition. It was called, “How to Eat Healthy: A Recipe for Success.” Holly Ferguson, […]

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Investigation continues in lethal fire

The New Albany Fire Department and the Mississippi State Fire Marshall’s office are continuing efforts to investigate a fire that occurred Monday evening at Albany Acres Apartment, at 916 Fairground Spur and resulted in the death of a 22-month old child. According to New Albany Fire Chief Jeff Hale, the fire broke out in the […]

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