Bluegrass competition

The sounds of fiddling, guitars and banjos will fill the air this Saturday as the community hosts the annual Down From the Hills Mississippi Bluegrass Championships. The annual festival, which started here more than a decade ago, brings competitors in fiddle, guitar, banjo, dobro and mandolin together from around Mississippi and neighboring states. It also […]

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BNA Bank contributes to tornado relief fund

  BNA Bank officials donated a check for $10,000 to the CREATE Foundation’s tornado recovery fund this past week. The presentation was made at groundbreaking Thursday for the bank’s newest Tupelo branch near the Mall at Barnes Crossing. From left are BNA Vice-President Mike Staten, BNA Chairman of the Board Vance Witt, CREATE Vice-President Lewis […]

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Local CEOs, UCDA work on improving employee training and responsibility

Concerning other issues brought up at previous breakfast meetings, Nanney said he had presented most of them to the city board of aldermen. Mayor Tim Kent had already addressed the issue of traffic light timing in the hospital area but said he had not heard back in the past six months. “He said each of […]

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Senior Citizens Day coming May 22

The Union County Sheriff’s Department will hold its annual Senior Citizens’ Day in the fairgrounds arena next Thursday, May 22. The annual free event gets some grant support for funding and county officials volunteer to help cook and serve the fish dinners. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said seniors should arrive about 10 a.m., and food will […]

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County releases first indictments from April grand jury

The first group of indictments returned by the Union County grand jury April 15 and 16 have been released by the circuit clerk’s office. Indictments remain secret until defendants are served with the papers, then become public. Arraignments in circuit court are scheduled for Monday, May 19. Some of the individuals listed in indictments are […]

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Benefit planned for man erroneously charged with sending poison letters to president, others

Funds also being raised to fund documentary about his experience James Everett Dutschke was scheduled to be sentenced in Aberdeen Tuesday relating to charges of making ricin and mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker and Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland last April and then framing another individual – Ken […]

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Local judicial race picks up last-minute candidates

The qualifying deadline for circuit court positions passed Friday, May 9, with two more candidates joining the race. All but one of the Union County chancery and circuit court judges are running unopposed. The exception is for Circuit Court Judge, District 3 Place 2. Incumbent Robert W. Elliott decided to not seek re-election and local […]

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UCDA seeking support, endorsement for Glenfield railroad overpass project

The Union County Development Association is continuing its push to deal with what a group of area industry CEOs see as their biggest problems, and is focusing on traffic in the Glenfield industrial area in particular. UCDA Executive Director Phil Nanney reviewed the issues cited by those at the organization’s monthly breakfast meetings this past […]

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If you don’t click it, expect a ticket during national safety campaign

Local drivers may want to be extra-conscientious about using their seat belts and infant seats the next few weeks. The New Albany Police Department is participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” driver safety campaign. Tiffany Gates, who obtains and administers the grants, said the department again has received occupant protection safety funds to […]

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New Albany wins grant to help improve economy by making locally-grown foods more accessible

  New Albany has become the beneficiary of a multi-department federal effort to mix locally-grown foods with economic development. Representatives from the Appalachian Regional Commission, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and U. S. Department of Agriculture were on hand Tuesday to award a Livable Communities grant to be used to improve the local farmers’ market. […]

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