DHS says county in dire need of foster parents

Most people know that the Department of Human Services intervenes to take custody of children in cases of abuse or neglect, so it might seem counterintuitive to know that their primary goal is the opposite: to keep children in their home or return them as soon as they can. “We want to keep children in […]

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Legion members learn importance of palliative care, stroke awareness

Most people are likely now familiar with hospice care and what it entails, partly due to the work of Sanctuary Hospice House. The term “palliative care,” may be new, however. This past week representatives from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County explained the difference in a program presented before the American Legion Post 72, and provided information […]

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Two die in Monday morning wreck near Myrtle

An early morning crash on Hwy. 78 near Myrtle killed two people Monday. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, troopers responded to a one-vehicle wreck on Highway 78 about a mile west of the Myrtle exit in the eastbound lane at 7:30 a.m. Ronnie Davis, 64, of Ecru, was traveling east in a 1995 Ford […]

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Honoring the flag

Sunday is Flag Day and the community already is all decked out with flags. Lots of businesses have flags out and many of those were put there from a project of the Kiwanis Club of New Albany. Displaying the flags is one of the largest sources of income for the club and Paul Anderson, the […]

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Political speaking, music by Sam Mosley and fireworks celebration to be in revamped Freedom Fest at Union County Courthouse

Organizers are putting the final touches on the annual Freedom Fest that will take place in downtown New Albany on Saturday, June 27. The event, which co-bills itself as New Albany’s “First Hand” speaking event, will have political speaking from local and regional candidates throughout the afternoon as well as patriotic events like a flag […]

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Group studying possibility of Hernando DeSoto historic trail

Now that the Tanglefoot Trail is fully, and successfully, in use and has been designated a part of the National Recreational Trails system, area history and tourism officials are moving to their next project: more recognition for Hernando DeSoto. Many local residents may be aware that the Spanish explorer passed through the New Albany area […]

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Folk Art on the River 2nd Saturdays at Biscuits & Jam Farmers’ Market will be this weekend

Biscuits & Jam Farmers’ Market and The Art of Dixie will host “2nd Saturdays: Folk Art on the River” for the third year in downtown New Albany along the Tallahatchie River. This year’s second Saturday markets will be on June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8. Hours for 2nd Saturdays will be 7:30 a.m. to […]

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Police investigating possible nation-wide ID theft ring

New Albany police are working on a case that may involve a national identity theft ring. Chief Chris Robertson said local involvement began about 1 p.m. this past Thursday when police received a call from Lowe’s Home Improvement saying someone was attempting to use a stolen credit card. “At the same time, a uniformed MHP […]

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American Legion selects officers for coming year

Members of American Legion Potter-Henry-Lowry Post 72 chose new officers for the coming year at their June meeting Tuesday. “The choosing of officers for Post 72 is one of the most important functions of the executive committee,” Adjutant Mike Bennett said. “It means the choosing of leaders upon whose faithful service the success of our […]

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Live @ Noon will be June 20

The New Albany Main Street Association will sponsor Live @ Noon on the Tanglefoot Trail Plaza Saturday, June 20. The event, from noon to 2 p.m., will feature music by Bonfire Orchestra, appetizers from local restaurants and special discounts with local retailers. Visitors may also register for door prizes. For more information call Vickie Duke […]

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This is National Garden Club Week

Mayor Tim Kent signs a proclamation Tuesday designating this as National Garden Club Week. The event, June 17-13, is to recognize the efforts of organized clubs in adding beauty and nutrition, helping preserve the native spirit of work and promoting a healthy lifestyle generally. With the mayor are, from left, New Albany Garden Club President […]

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Jonathan Stacy awarded 2015 Miller/Boyte Scholarship

The American Legion Potter-Henry-Lowrey, Post 72 Scholarship Committee Chairman, Mike Bennett, awarded the annual Miller/Boyte Scholarship to Jonathan Stacy during the May 11 New Albany High School Awards Program. The award in the amount of $1,500 is in recognition of Jonathan’s exemplary character and citizenship. Jonathan is the son of James and Donna Stacy. While […]

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Museum board approves bid, groundbreaking for expansion set for July 2

The board of directors of the Union County Historical Society voted Monday to move ahead with expansion plans, accepting the low bid of $1,086,000 by Ganger Property Management of New Albany. A ground-breaking ceremony has tentatively been set for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2 at the museum. The former residence behind the museum will have […]

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Tanglefoot designated national recreational trail

On June 4, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis designated the Tanglefoot Trail and nine other local and state trails as national recreation trails, adding more than 150 miles to the National Trails System. “By designating these exceptional trails as part of the National Trails System, […]

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