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County makes near-record meth bust

    The Union County Sheriff’s Department Friday seized what was called one of the largest amounts of pure “ice” or crystal methamphetamine in anyone’s memory. Four individuals were taken into custody and more than $1,000 in cash was seized as well. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the drug seized weighted 44 grams and, when cut, […]

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This is National Patient Safety Week and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County staff members are taking the opportunity to inform the public about some of the latest steps they have taken in support of that. “Our hospital is all about patient safety,” BMH Quality Coordinator Mary Foley said. “We have ongoing processes to make sure we […]

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Supervisors accept bid to renovate county Extension Office

Union County supervisors voted unanimously Monday to accept the low bid for the renovation and expansion of the MSU-Union County Extension Service office at the fairgrounds. The bids had been taken under advisement for two weeks because they had come in higher than expected, supervisors said. No money had been allocated for the project in […]

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Myrtle man sentenced on child porn charge

A Union County man has pleaded guilty to possession of child porn, Attorney General Jim Hood announced. Marvin Lloyd Lemar, 25, of Myrtle, entered his plea before Judge John Gregory on Tuesday. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison with five to serve, and he was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Children’s Trust […]

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Ingomar ends season in slug fest with Coffeeville

JACKSON – In a game that  racked up 59 fouls for both teams, Ingomar came up short. The Falcons lost in the semi-finals of the Class 1A boys playoffs to Coffeeville in a 92-69 final. “We [Ingomar] are going up to 2A next year, and we’ll be the only 2A school without football. We just […]

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Falcons fall in overtime

JACKSON – At 30 wins, the Lady Falcons’ season came to an end on Monday as Ingomar’s young team stumbled in the final minutes of the Class 1A girls semi-final against the Pelahatchie Chiefs. “It felt like we would gain control of the game and then make a mistake,” Falcons coach Trent Adair said of […]

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Lady Bulldogs lose in double OT to Bay High Tigers

JACKSON – New Albany took it to the final seconds and the final play against Bay High, coming up short in a 68-65 loss during a Friday quarterfinal game against the 2014 Class 4A runner-up. “Bay is a veteran team who know what they are doing and made plays when they had too,” Lady Bulldogs […]

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McComb defeats Bulldogs in quarterfinal game

JACKSON – The Bulldogs never got over the hump. All through New Albany’s 66-52 loss to the McComb Tigers, the Bulldogs kept the game close. Three points, two points, one point – all of them separated the team from the lead or a tie, but the Bulldogs never overtook the defending 4A champions. “They played […]

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Lady Eagles knocked off by division foe Ashland

JACKSON – The fourth meeting this season between West Union and Ashland came with high stakes; a trip to the Class 1A girls finals. In the final round, the Blue Devils walked away with the 54-46 win over the Lady Eagles. “We just didn’t make the plays and they did, it’s as simple as that,” […]

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East Union students help save lives of two wreck victims

Two juniors from East Union Attendance Center jumped into action when they witnessed two separate wrecks while traveling on Hwy. 348 to New Albany. Approximately a month ago, Katlin Prewett and Tyler Bennett were on a school bus, along with other students, traveling from East Union to New Albany School of Career and Technical Education […]

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Blue Springs seeks grant for more police presence

The town of Blue Springs may have more police presence this fall if the town receives a new grant. Joel Spellins, police chief for Sherman and law enforcement liaison for Troop F, came before the board Tuesday night to discuss a grant in which the board members can apply for. The grant is the Office […]

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City considering plan for bike path to connect west side to park, downtown

New Albany aldermen are looking at the possibility of having a dedicated bicycle trail that would connect the hotel and business area on the west side of town to BNA Bank Park, Tallahatchie Trails, Tanglefoot Trail and the downtown area. Developer and businessman John Young is offering to donate about three miles of right-of-way for […]

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City schools look at long-range planning, make staff appointments

The New Albany School Board of Trustees is under new leadership following the election of Brad Clayton as president. Clayton was also sworn in for a new term as school board member at the monthly meeting. Trustees have traditionally rotated offices so that each member eventually serves. Another honor at the monthly school board meeting […]

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