City upgrading utility truck fleet, fire stations

Light, gas and water manager Bill Mattox has been telling aldermen about the need for new boom bucket trucks for some time and now that need is being met. He reported that to the city board during their regular meeting Tuesday. First, he told them about a bid opening for a new bucket truck with […]

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Mosley and Johnson band

Community celebrates Sam Mosley

Approximately 650 people showed up at the premiere of the Sam Mosley documentary, “Beyond The Tracks” and the following concert Thursday night at the New Albany High School Auditorium. New Albany High School student Rachel Lenoir welcomed the audience and said, “I hope you enjoy this documentary as much as we enjoyed making it.” New […]

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County approves new access road

On Monday, the Union County Board of Supervisors approved a Development Infrastructure Grant agreement for a new access road to Newport Furniture in the former Stratford Futorian plant. The road will connect Industrial Drive, off North Glenfield Road, to the Newport lot, running approximately parallel to the railroad. Its purpose is also to bypass Rolling […]

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Administrative changes at schools moved to next week

New changes will take place right after Spring Break at New Albany Elementary School, West Union Attendance Center, and the Union County School Administration office. Last month, Windy Faulkner, current principal at NAES, accepted the position as assistant school superintendent with the Union County School District. Her start date was slated to begin July 1. […]

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U.S. Senate race becomes more crowded

Although local judicial races remain unchanged with mostly incumbents who are unopposed, the U.S. senate race became more complicated Friday. Long-time Republican incumbent Thad Cochran had said he would seek re-election and long before that, tea party candidate Chris McDaniel, Republican state senator and attorney, had begun his own campaign for the office. Shortly before […]

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Support our thespians

In our community, we have what many communities only dream about – an active community theater group with a nice theater available to present its work. The Tallahatchie River Players, our community theater group, is approaching its 10h anniversary, a reason for much community pride. The last play in its current season, the comedy “Arsenic […]

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Knots on the family tree

We all have our knots on the family tree, I suppose. But some family trees have more knots than others, and I always have thought mine was downright gnarly. In fact, my sister Donna and I sometimes swap stories about who we would consider “normal” among the many cousins from our childhood, growing up on […]

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Honoring a legend

The documentary, “Beyond the Tracks,” put together by New Albany High School students, is a fitting tribute to a New Albany legend, Sam Mosley. More than 650 people turned out in the school auditorium last Thursday to see the video documentary and hear a concert by the Mosley and Johnson Band, along with New Albany […]

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Green Metals ribbon cutting

Toyota recycler opens near plant

Nationwide and globally recognized scrap metal recycling and waste handling company Green Metals, Inc. opened up a new facility located at 1034 Corolla Lane in Blue Springs. Green Metals, Inc. is a subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho and handles recycling for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, Inc. and TMMMS Tier One and Tier Two suppliers. President and […]

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Pulling the strings

The Mississippi House of Representatives has again failed to increase funding for public education to bring the funding level into compliance with state law. The House voted 66-53, mostly along political party lines, to approve a $2.1 billion budget for kindergarten through 12th grade, which is $265 million short of the funding required under the […]

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