Aldermen consider next list of potential houses for condemnation, demolition

New Albany aldermen continue to move toward ridding the city of unsafe and nuisance structures in an effort that seems to have picked up steam in the past six months. Several such structures have been condemned and demolished as a result. Code enforcement officer Baron Baker gave aldermen an update Tuesday on properties already in […]

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Cochran, McDaniel headed for run-off

Long-time incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran did better here, the home county of his wife, the former Rose Clayton, than statewide but it was apparently not enough for a victory. Only a couple of thousand votes separated Cochran from Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel and, while absentee and affidavit ballots were still being counted Wednesday, it […]

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Sherman news

By Martha Swindle The Sherman Library is hosting its Summer Reading program every Friday in June at 10 a.m. for ages 12 and under. These programs are designed to encourage children to continue reading during their summer break so that valuable reading skills won’t be lost. This summer’s theme will explore all kinds of science […]

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Hurricane news

By Susan Hooker The latter part of May is magnolia time in Mississippi as the sweet smell of the blossoms brings on a wave of nostalgia as seven generations of my family have enjoyed this annual event in the surrounding neighborhoods of Hurricane.  June has begun with rain as the countryside is a verdant landscape. […]

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Farmers’ Market opens for summer

Union County Master Gardeners President Patrick James said he was pleased with the turn-out for Saturday’s low-key opening of the Biscuits and Jam Farmers’ Market. The opening was not promoted as heavily because it is still too early in the growing season for much produce to be ready. One vendor estimated a much larger variety […]

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Victory Christian Academy honor roll

Victory Christian Academy announced their honor roll students for the fourth nine weeks. Students range from 1st grade to seniors in high school. A Honor Roll: Cooper Shane Beecham, Rebecca Laney Crawford, Allison Hale, Samantha Hale, Marlee Hamlin, Zoe Holder, Braxton Knight, Alexandria Lipsey, Zeria Prather, Noah Speck, Laura Treadaway, Gia Vainisi, and  Matthew Windham […]

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Supervisors approve ad valorem tax exemptions

June is usually the time when county and city officials begin work on the next year’s budget, and this week was also the deadline to submit requests for ad valorem tax exemptions by industries. An ad valorem tax is one that is usually based on a percentage of the value of property, whether it be […]

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New Albany tourism receives MDA grants for three events

Staff reports The Mississippi Development Authority has awarded New Albany Marketing & Tourism State Tourism grants, totaling over $7,000, for three events with two of the events being first-time events. The events that will receive the grants are the Summer Solstice/Freedom Celebration that will take place this year on June 21; the Tallahatchie RiverFest that […]

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Suzy Bowman was introduced on Wednesday as the new head coach for the New Albany High School tennis program in a press conference at NAHS.

Bowman hired as New Albany tennis coach

NEW ALBANY – With big shoes to fill, new New Albany head coach Suzy Bowman is ready. “A great foundation has already been laid for me with the work put in by Coach Creekmore and before her Coach Judy Brown. And there are a great group of kids with lots of talent, and also there […]

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West Union Softball Coach Lisa Bogue

Bogue hangs up coaching hat with Lady Eagles

WEST UNION – After ten years on the field with the Lady Eagles softball team, Head Coach Lisa Bogue is hanging up her cleats. “It’s one of  the toughest decision I’ve ever made,” Bogue said after the Union County School Board accepted her resignation during their June 3 meeting, “But it felt like the right […]

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