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County Relay for Life event raises $120,000

Several thousand from the community, as well as those from out-of-town, flocked to the New Albany Sportsplex on Friday to join in the Relay for Life festivities. The event raised approximately $120,000 and offered food, games, and the chance for the audience to listen to various entertainers, including the Fredonia children’s choir, directed by Brandi […]

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County School District to purchase special ed bus

The Union County School District will soon be ordering a new special education bus, and will also be developing a five-year plan next Spring for replenishing its entire fleet. Harold Hill, the school district’s Transportation Director, came to the board Monday night to specifically request the purchase of a new special education bus. “Right now […]

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New ministry offers a second chance

In New Albany there is now a place for people to go and make a positive change in their lives. Dr. Robert Lee Hamilton, Sr., pastor of Golden Gate Cathedral Church of God In Christ (C.O.G.I.C.), is founder of the Changing Lives Ministry program for prison re-entry and mentor program. The six-step mentor program is […]

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UC Relay for Life set for Friday

With Union County’s 11th Annual Relay for Life happening Friday, organizers were excited by the turnout and money raised on Bank Night Tuesday. Team Recruiter Chair Jean Spence said that, with approximatley 20-30 people in attendance Tuesday, the total amount of money raised was $86,651.  Money is still being raised and last year’s goal of […]

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Hampton Inn under construction

Hampton construction moving quickly

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NA city board to review animal control bids

After accepting six bids for the role of independent contractor of animal control in the city of New Albany, the board of Alderman voted to table the issue to review each bid. The six bids for the four-year contract accepted during Tuesday night’s meeting were as follows:  Jed Mitchell bid $98,000, Matt Gregory bid $35,000 […]

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Kent re-elected, Blue Springs gets new mayor

New Albany Mayor Incumbent Tim Kent’s re-election was solidified in Tuesday’s general election – one in which 375 New Albany citizens turned out to vote. Kent, who was expected to face former mayoral candidate Jerry Kennamore, gained his victory with 357 votes, or 95 percent of the total vote. Kennamore, whose name remained on the […]

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Custom NonWoven looks to add jobs

Despite current economic conditions around the nation, Union County continues to see some positives sign, including the announcement of expansion from local industry. Custom Nonwoven, Inc., New Albany manufacturer that makes fibers used for stuffing in furniture, has been increasing employment since their inception in 2005 and will possibly hire approximately 20 new people in […]

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Circuit Judge gives Kennamore 5 years probation

Circuit Court Judge Richard Howorth sentenced  former Mayoral candidate Jerry Kennamore to five years unsupervised probation, following Kennamore’s plea of guilt to one county of forgery in regard to city of New Albany’s recent Democratic Primary. During the five year’s of probation, Howorth said, Kennamore’s guilty plea will be held in abeyance.  Should he violate […]

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Union County reports first H1N1 case

 “The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has confirmed a positive case of the H1N1 virus in Union County,” according to Nancy Kidd, marketing director for New Albany’s Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County. The patient was released from the hospital last week. According to the State Department of Health, there are has been a […]

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CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES

On Thursday, May 21, 2009, East Union Attendance Center and Ingomar Attendance Center held their 2009 high school graduation ceremonies. On Friday, May 22, 2009, Myrtle Attendance Center, Hickory Flat Attendance Center, West Union Attendance Center, and New Albany High School held their 2009 high school graduation ceremonies.

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City board sets hearing for Munsford property

During a special meeting held Friday morning, May 22, 2009 at 11 a.m., the New Albany Board of Aldermen voted 3-1 to accept a recommendation from the city’s Zoning and Planning Commission to change the zoning status of 1305 Munsford Drive from Agricultural to Industrial.  The board is set to hold a public hearing on […]

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Video evidence leads to Kennamore guilty plea

New Albany City Attorney Bobby Carter said Wednesday that a tip from a New Albany citizen, as well as video evidence, began the investigation that is expected to end in Mayoral candidate Jerry Kennamore’s guilty plea to one count of forgery on Friday. Kennamore, under the advice of his attorney, Michael McHenry of Tupelo, agreed […]

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