Etta man faces seven counts of sexual battery

Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Etta man Monday, charging him with seven counts of sexual battery. Brad Martin, 36, of 2046 State Hwy. 30 West, remained in custody with bond set at $350,000 during Monday’s initial appearance. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the bond was so high because of the potential severity of a sentence upon conviction. […]

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Man attempts to take car at knifepoint

A Memphis man was in Union County Jail Wednesday, accused of trying to take a car at knifepoint. Jerry Martize Mason, 40, is charged with attempted armed robbery and his bond was set at $50,000. Police investigator Jeff Chism said the incident happened about 4 a.m. Wednesday at the Kangaroo on Hwy. 15 South. According […]

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Arrest ends string of dollar store burglaries

Three Northeast Mississippi men were jailed here this week, possibly ending a spree of burglaries that occurred in three Mississippi counties and one on Tennessee. “There may be even more that we don’t know about,” Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said. “That’s why we hope people will read this because the news can be a good tool.” […]

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Personal care residents donate school supplies

Residents at New Albany Health and Rehab collected and packed school supplies to donate to New Albany Elementary School for the benefit of needy first-grade students starting next week. Accepting, left, is New Albany Elementary Principal Jamey Wright. Seated, from left, are residents Christine Bates, Lornene Catt and Doris Brogdon. Standing is Haley Brown, associate […]

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How parents can help their children with math homework

Fall classes begin today and Monday at Union County and New Albany schools, and with school comes homework. Parents may want to help, but teaching methods have changed several times over the years so the older generation cannot count on a child’s having the same learning experience they did. One New Albany math teacher and […]

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McDaniel formally challenges senate run-off result; Union County not mentioned

The 2014 Republican Senate primary still isn’t over. Tea Party candidate for the U. S. Senate Chris McDaniel formally announced Monday that he is going to appeal the results of the June 24 Republican runoff. Rather than asking for a new election, the two-term Ellisville state senator is asking the state Republican Executive Committee to […]

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Blue Springs woman dies in Myrtle train-vehicle collision

By JB Clark Daily Journal MYRTLE – A Blue Springs woman was killed early Wednesday morning when a train collided with her vehicle at a Myrtle railroad crossing. Nina Lyles, 51, of Blue Springs, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Union County Coroner Pam Bowman. Bowman said the vehicle was not identifiable due […]

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Turnout high for ‘Arts, Beats and Eats’

Brian Crockett was named Best in Show Artist and Lee Ann Thompson was chosen Most Creative Artist at this year’s “Arts, Beats & Eats” event sponsored by the New Albany Main Street Association. Manning LLC was selected Best in Show Restaurant for its barbecue. “We had a great turnout,” Main Street Manager Vickie Duke said. […]

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Middle School students to get laptop computers in October

By Angie Barmer Students at New Albany Middle School will have new laptops for their classroom this Fall. At the school board meeting Thursday night, school board member Bernice Bailey made the motion to approve the recommendation to approve a three-year lease of 240 laptops for NAMS from Howard Technology Solutions/CalFirst in the amount of […]

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Beautification committee working on plans to landscape Bankhead St.

By Angie Barmer The New Albany City Beautification Committee met last week to discuss upcoming projects. A discussion was had on the future landscaping-based city beautification projects, including, but not limited to, planting trees along Bankhead Street and doing landscaping and all of the entrances and exits to New Albany. Jean Ashcraft made the motion […]

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Tickets on sale for RiverFest literary kickoff luncheon

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual Tallahatchie RiverFest Kickoff Community Luncheon, which will be held Friday, Sept. 26, in the event hall of First United Methodist Church. John H. Hailman, author of a new book and a federal prosecutor in Mississippi for more than 30 years, will be the speaker. He will […]

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County school board qualifying period starts today

Wednesday, Aug. 6, begins the 30-day period during which candidates may qualify to run for the Fifth County School District seat on the board of trustees. Qualifying ends at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. The race will be on the Nov. 5 general election ballot, along with candidates for the U. S. Senate, House of […]

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Supervisors continue efforts to fund extension office renovation

Union County supervisors took the next step Monday in trying to get funds to renovate the County Extension Office at the fairgrounds. They formally approved the grant application discussed previously seeking $150,000 from the Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Program under the Mississippi Development Authority to help pay for the project. The Extension office […]

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Safety on the roads

School starts Friday in Union County schools and next Monday in the New Albany schools, which means it’s time for all of us to slow down and start paying closer attention to our driving. Many drivers speed in residential areas, often driving 35 to 45 miles per hour in areas where the maximum safe speed […]

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