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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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City Zoning Board recommends zoning change for Farr property

The New Albany Board of Aldermen will hold a special hearing Friday morning, May 22, 2009 at 11 a.m. to consider a recommendation from the city’s Zoning and Planning Commission to change the zoning status of 1305 Munsford Drive from Agricultural to Industrial. After hearing from parties both for and against Booker Farr’s request to […]

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Kent wins primary run-offs, Ward 3 too close to be determined

The decision regarding the election of two public officials in the city of New Albany came down to the absentee ballots Tuesday evening, as Mayor Tim Kent defeated Betsey Hamilton for another four years in office, by a vote of 940 to 877 and Ward Three Alderman Tommie Beasley beat his opponent Chris Buford by […]

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2009 New Albany Kiwanis Scholars

The Kiwanis Club of New Albany presented 11 graduating seniors from New Albany and Union County with scholarship money. Kiwanis Club President Junior Sanders presented the scholarship awards to all of the recipients at Tuesday’s meeting at Taylor’s restaurant. Four students from New Albany High School (NAHS), two students from East Union Attendance Center, one […]

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Dumas fire leaves family homeless

One Dumas family was left with nothing after a fire destroyed their mobile home early Thursday morning. Northeast Volunteer Fire Department Chief Butch Cobb said they received the call on the fire at 1353 CR 158 in Dumas at 3:07 a.m. “We were on the scene at 3:17 a.m. and the fire was fully involved […]

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Buford to face Beasley in Ward 3 run-offs

While Incumbent Tommie Beasley remains in the race, Tuesday’s revote of the Democratic Primary for New Albany’s Ward Three Alderman seat resulted in a new challenger for him in the run-offs next week. Chris Buford was officially named Beasley’s opponent in the May 19 run-off election Wednesday, garnering 75 votes out of 274 total ballots […]

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Annual Relay for Life set for June 5

Finding a cure for cancer and fighting against cancer are the main goals for the 11th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Union County chapter event. Hundreds, maybe even thousands, will arrive at the New Albany Sportsplex June 5, 2009 at 6 p.m. for a night of walking, friendship, camaraderie, and support. Union County […]

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City Attorney: quorum was present at hearing

With new members appointed last week by the New Albany Board of Alderman, the city of New Albany’s Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a special session on Thursday, May 21 to hear Booker Farr’s request for rezoning of 1305 Munsford Drive. During its May meeting, the board of aldermen voted to appoint Vernell Kimmons, […]

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Mitchell named Gazette Interim Publisher

T. Wayne Mitchell has been named interim publisher of the New Albany Gazette by Landmark Community Newspapers. Mitchell, 63, of Florence, Ala., is a seasoned newspaper leader with a wealth of editorial and management experience, said Johnny Teglas, of Kingston, Tenn., regional manager of Landmark. “It’s a pleasure to come to New Albany and work […]

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