UNITE grant awards to be presented Thursday

UNITE (Union County/New Albany Initiative to Excel), New Albany and Union County’s community foundation, will award more than $20,000 to 16 organizations at the annual grant presentation and fundraising dinner on Thursday, April 23. UNITE was begun as a Union County affiliate of the CREATE Foundation to help fund community improvement projects. Hudson Hickman is […]

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Three face heroin possession charges

A traffic stop Sunday has led to heroin charges for three people. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said deputies stopped a vehicle about 3 p.m. Sunday on County Road 515 for careless driving. In the vehicle were three people who apparently had come from Memphis and were found to have about a gram and a half of […]

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New Albany High School beauty review winners

New Albany High School held its annual beauty review on March 28. Morris Kelly Clayton was crowned Most Beautiful and Seth Male was named Most Handsome. Beauties included Sarah Gaines, Payton Robbins, Tashiunna Judon and Lauren Paige Hamilton. Beaus included Parker Nail, Jack Cooper, Austin Heard and Jarel Lipsey. Spirit of the Pageant winners were […]

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Baptist Union County to host baby fair

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a baby fair, free of charge and open to the community, on Monday, May 4 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s front lobby. The goal of the event is to give expectant mothers access to local resources and experts that can help them make the best possible […]

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Cleaning up the mess

The board members of the state Institutions of Higher Learning, known as the College Board, are in a mess. A mess that they created and hopefully the citizens of Mississippi eventually will fix. The board members embarrassed themselves and the state by refusing to renew the contract of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones in […]

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New Tanglefoot Trail Main Street bridge is here

Paul Smithey uses a crane to place one of the new Tanglefoot Trail bridge sections on the parking lot by the library Wednesday afternoon as Mayor Tim Kent and officers watch. The longer section weighs 17,000 pounds while the shorter one is 10,000 pounds. The old railroad bridge will have to be removed and possibly […]

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UNITE grant awards to be presented April 23

UNITE (Union County/New Albany Initiative to Excel), New Albany and Union County’s community foundation, will award more than $20,000 to 16 organizations at the annual grant presentation and fundraising dinner on Thursday, April 23. UNITE was begun as a Union County affiliate of the CREATE Foundation to help fund community improvement projects. Hudson Hickman is […]

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First spring grand jury indictments released

The 2015 Union County Grand Jury was empanelled March 30 and heard 153 cases presented over two days. Grand jury proceedings and indictment remain secret until defendants are served with the appropriate paperwork notifying them of the indictments. This past week a few of the indictments have been served and information about them released. In […]

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New physician joins Women’s Clinic of New Albany

New Albany is welcoming a new physician, Dr. Robert E. Barnett. Dr. Barnett specializes in OB/GYN and is joining The Women’s Clinic of New Albany with Dr. David Williams. He was recruited by Baptist Memorial Hospital because the facility handles enough live births annually to justify two more doctors in that field. Dr. Bill Johnson […]

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Houston man charged with local equipment thefts; chief warns about ID theft, home repair scams

A Houston man is in custody in Chickasaw County, accused of taking a variety of equipment from New Albany. Police Investigator James “Bing” Wildman said police received a report March 26 that someone had cut a lock and stolen a five by 10 foot trailer with drop deck from Tractor Supply Co. at 112 Virginia […]

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Wellspring Fund provides camp scholarships

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Students in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties again will have the chance to attend one of several academic summer camps free of charge. The CREATE Foundation’s Toyota Wellspring Education Fund will sponsor scholarships for rising seventh- to 12th-grade students in public schools in those three counties to attend […]

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Allen stepping down as NEMCC president

At the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting this month, Northeast Mississippi Community College president Dr. Johnny L. Allen asked for and received support from the Board to retire from service to the college effective June 30, 2015. Allen, 60, was named the ninth president of Northeast in 2004.  Previously he served as vice-president of […]

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Downtown on Saturday

The New Albany Main Street Association has again come up with a new event to encourage more people to stroll and shop downtown. This Saturday, April 18, the association will sponsor something called Live @ Noon, a musical performance on the Trailhead Plaza across from City Hall. Singer-songwriter Tatum Shappley, a native of Ripley, who […]

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Wayne Mitchell

A good excuse for sneaking out

Jenny and I were a little embarrassed, sneaking out before the end of the Rotary Club’s charity auction Friday night, but we had a pretty good excuse. I already had told Billy Wiseman when he invited us to attend that we probably wouldn’t be bidding on much because we already had too much stuff for […]

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