Coker wins 2009 Union County Spelling Bee

After going five rounds against 24 other competitors in the Union County Spelling Bee Monday evening, East Union 7th Grader Carol Coker spelled the winning word “pistachio,” beating out 2nd place winner, West Union 7th grader Ben Neal. Coker will now go on to compete in the Mid-South Spelling Bee in Memphis, Tenn. in March […]

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“Is this the Dream?”

Union County residents who attended Saturday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. service in the Union County Courthouse came away with a determination to decide for themselves if his “Dream” has become a reality. “Is this the dream?” Sister Juanita Floyd, a graduate of East Union Attendance Center and local community leader.  “You be the judge.” Floyd […]

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NA Mayoral candidates speak out on city needs

While qualifying for municipal elections only began three short weeks ago, the race for mayor of New Albany already has two candidates vying for the office – both of whom already have spoken out on their visions for the future of New Albany. New Albany’s Mayor Tim Kent has announced he plans to run for […]

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Obituaries for January 23, 2009

Clara Mae Warren, 86 Clara Mae Heatherly Warren, 86, of New Albany, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at her daughter’s home. She was born May 10, 1922, in Lafayette County to Jerry Heatherly and Nannie Belle Dollar Heatherly. She was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church. Services were at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, […]

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Local entities to move water, sewer and gas lines near Park Along the River

Visitors to New Albany’s Park Along the River will notice construction underway at the park’s north entrance.  The construction is related to a Rural Impact grant project entitled “Sugaree’s Bakery.” “This project is due to the fact that Mary Jennifer Russell bought the land adjacent to the park last year for an expansion,” said New […]

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Liberty School December meeting

Liberty school former students, family members, and supporters met December 16, 2008 for the annual Christmas covered-dish dinner and fellowship. Lil Grisham welcomed the 22 attendees. Prior to the dinner, E. M. Herring led the invocation/blessing. Following the dinner, a brief business session included November meeting minutes read by Joanne Gaines and the financial report […]

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Calendar Items for Jan. 23, 2009

Girl Scout Cookie Sale It’s cookie time once again!  The local Girl Scout troops started taking orders for cookies Friday, Jan. 9 and will continue to take them through Feb. 3.  The cookies will arrive on Feb. 16.  Cookies will also be on sale throughout Union County through March 6.  For more information, call Jan […]

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Union County Jail Docket for Jan. 14, 2009

Allyson Elaine “Hoffman” Ard, 1299 CR 73, Myrtle, 25, was charged with grand larceny warrants and telephone harassment on Jan. 8, 2009, at 7:55 p.m. Martell V. Clemmer, 406 Jackson Ave., New Albany, 24, was charged with disorderly conduct, disobeying an officer and public drunkenness on Jan. 9, 2009, at 2:05 a.m. Crystal Eageston, 140-1A […]

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Union County Jail Docket for Jan. 16, 2009

Chris Berry, 715 Standish, New Albany, 25, was charged with probation violation on Jan. 13, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. Michael Robertson, 623 Martin, New Albany, 31, was charged with probation violation on Jan. 13, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. Billy L. Towery, 401 CR 272, Walnut, 53, was charged with public drunkenness and possession of beer […]

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Union County Jail Docket for Jan. 23, 2009

Martell Vidal Clemmer, 406 Jackson Ave., New Albany, 24, was charged with public drunkenness, possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct on Jan. 16, 2009, at 6:40 p.m. Joel Sanchez, 611 New Street, New Albany, 22, was charged with DUI, no insurance, no license and improper equipment on Jan. 16, 2009, at 10:54 p.m. Guadercio Reyes, […]

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New Albany Pilot Club celebrates 55 years of community service

This year the Pilot Club of New Albany celebrates 55 years of being a community and service-minded club in New Albany. In honor of this celebration, Pilot International President Deborah Archer will come and speak to the club on February 2, 2009. According to the Pilot International Web site, “Pilot International was founded and chartered […]

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Supervisors approve agreement on NA/UC airport projects

During Tuesday’s Union County board of supervisors meeting, postponed because of a mid-winter conference in Jackson as well as being closed Monday, Cook Coggins Engineering, Inc. requested reimbursement  for construction completed for a new runway and T-hangar at the New Albany/Union County Airport. Cook Coggins, the engineering company for this project and the upcoming airport […]

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Birthday of Madison Grace Brooke Bennett

Madison Grace Brooke Bennett celebrated her first birthday at McAlister’s Deli on December 27, 2008. Madison is the daughter of Cassandra and Larry Bennett of New Albany. Friends and family were invited.

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New Rode’o Salon brings a “sense of glamour” to New Albany

The Rode’o Salon is now open at 132 West Bankhead Street in the old Hamilton Hardware building. Rode’o Salon will be open Monday through Saturdays from 9 a.m. with no designated closing time. The salon will offer men and women’s haircuts, shampoo and style, perm, straightening, coloring, highlights, manicures and pedicures, acrylic, eyebrow, lip and […]

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