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Wayne Mitchell

Football, food and a magazine

Even I, an avid football fan, have a little trouble sitting through the National Football League’s preseason exhibition games. After the first few minutes, the games turn into an exhibition of rookies, hoping to make the team, and backup players who often just seem to be going through the motions waiting for time to run […]

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Barretos to be brought back later this week

Union County’s most famous fugitives, Janet and Ramon Barreto, are expected to be returned to New Albany this Friday or Saturday, Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said. Since going to get the couple in Portland and returning them either by way of air or in a sheriff’s car would be both impractical and expensive, the county has […]

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Incumbent Mahon qualifies in county school board race

Wayne Mahon submitted his qualifying papers this past week to seek re-election as the Fifth County School District member on the board of trustees. Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said the paperwork was in order with the required number of verified signatures and she expected certification by the election commission Monday to be only a formality. […]

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Supervisors starting work on county budget

Union County supervisors gave preliminary approval to the Union County Fire Department budget Monday, although they have just begun discussing other parts of the county department budgets. The reason for the action is that a large part of fire department funding comes from insurance rebate money from the state insurance commissioner’s office and there is […]

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NA aldermen get update on parking, possible cable TV changes, other items

While discussions on the city’s efforts to rid the town of unfit structures and whether it is proper to keep chickens drew most interest, New Albany aldermen had the rest of a two-page agenda to deal with at their monthly meeting Tuesday. Concerning continuing improvements to the downtown area both for visitors and residents, the […]

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Police report rare prostitution arrests in city

New Albany law enforcement reported an usual arrest – certainly the first of its type in a long time according to Chief Chris Robertson – when two individuals were charged with solicitation of prostitution. The arrests came shortly after about 10 p.m. Saturday, he said, after Pilot Truck Stop personnel called to report suspicious activity […]

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Two charged with theft of items from West Side discount store

New Albany police have charged two area men with grand larceny, accusing them of taking tools from HMC Sales at 910 Hwy. 30 West. Arrested were Matthew Jordan of Blue Springs and Julian Washington of Pontotoc County. Investigator Jeff Chism said the crime happened Aug. 9. The suspects waited in the back of the large […]

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Mobile Tiger Lab from NE@NA to offer more effective job applicant screening

The Union County Development Association has been holding a series of informational and discussion breakfasts for area industry CEOs and human resource managers. A topic that keeps coming up is the problem of finding properly trained employees to hire, and employees that understand what the job entails and the work ethic needed to succeed in […]

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McDaniel files suit against Cochran over Republican senate run-off results

Chris McDaniel, Tea Party candidate for the U. S. Senate, made good on his promise to take his runoff loss to Thad Cochran to the courts this past Thursday. If he is successful, it could have an impact on the election process in Union County as well as statewide. McDaniel filed suit against Cochran in […]

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Annual Connie Davis Fishing Rodeo is Saturday

The 32nd annual Connie Davis Fishing Rodeo will be held this Saturday, Aug. 23, at Camp Armstrong. The event is for children ages 6 though 12 (each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Registration is from 6 to 7:15 a.m. Fishing goes from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and young anglers will weigh […]

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