Blues Trail to preserve NE Miss., Union County musical past

Blues history is part of the foundation of what makes Mississippi unique. Preserving that history and educating others of its substance is a task to embrace in order for the history to thrive. The setting of the Mississippi Blues Commission between October 2003 and July 2004 has brought about the existence of the Mississippi Blues […]

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Supervisors approve garbage truck purchase

During the Union County Board of Supervisors meeting held Monday, July 28, the board received a visit from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County Chief Executive Officer James Huffman. He came before the board to talk about the hospital’s annual income. He stated that for each year, the hospital’s income was reinvested back into the hospital. Huffman […]

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City issues permit, asphalt plant underway

Despite continuing questions regarding the official zoning status of a Munsford Drive property, the Memphis-based asphalt Company, Lehman-Roberts Asphalt Paving Co. has begun construction on its prospective New Albany plant. According to New Albany Building/Zoning Inspector Mike Armstrong, a building permit was issued to the company on June 5, following consultation with New Albany City […]

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County takes asphalt bids for state aid project

Two weeks after receiving word from the Mississippi State Auditors office regarding the legal standing of its asphalt contract with W.G. Construction, the Union County board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to advertise for asphalt bids for its state aid road project. The contract with W.G. Construction was advertised in December and were going to expect […]

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Serious conditions for local food producers

The lack of rain and the rising costs of farming and growing have been topics of conversation among Union County farmers. According to Stanley Wise, Union County Extension Director for the Mississippi State University Extension Service, “The top agricultural commodity in Union County is forestry, followed by soybeans, cattle and calves, corn, then cotton. We […]

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New Albany soccer going for the goal

When passing by the New Albany Sportsplex, it’s easy to be confused as to why the soccer fields are occupied during the middle of July. Practicing and conditioning in full swing this summer, New Albany High School’s boys and girls soccer teams are preparing for their upcoming season. Both under the direction of new head […]

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Local softball team prepares for World Series

The pleasures of summer ball are paying off for one local softball team. The Mississippi Girls, a 16 and under softball team based out of Pontotoc have reached the World Series state championships after winning the north half championship last weekend in Hernando. Mississippi Girls consists of 10 girls from three counties, Lee, Pontotoc and […]

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West Union prepares for upcoming season

As the school year draws closer, many area teams are heading back to the field and preparing for the upcoming season. As his team is indoors working on weight training and conditioning, West Union slow pitch softball coach Andy Kirk is taking on a necessary, but not-so glamorous job. “This is the part no one […]

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Local woman loves others through service

Valireteen Carter has occupied Room 403 of Union County’s Health and Rehabilitation Center for almost four years today and, in all that time, has tried her best to put other residents and staff members above herself. “I love to be with the people here,” Carter, 93, said. “I love these people. We just have a […]

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Toyota switching gears

In reaction to growing concerns over high fuel costs and a subsequent decline in SUV and truck sales, Toyota has announced its newest North American plant – being built near Blue Springs – will be the first production site in the United States of its Prius hybrid sedan. The Prius, which will be the company’s […]

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The “Magic Map” returns to zoning spotlight

As we wait patiently for the August 5 scheduled re-zoning public hearing to reconsider the Munsford property out on the loop, it occurs to me that, from the discussions I’ve heard and reports that I’ve read, most everyone has forgotten how we got here and that we need to do nothing to correct what was […]

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Obituaries 07/9/08 and 07/11/08

Cecil Gandy Sr., 81 Cecil Ray Gandy Sr., 81, of Potts Camp, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born July 9, 1926, in Marshall County to James Marion Gandy and Bennie Lee McCallum Gandy. He was an employee of the Wurlitzer factory and a member of the First […]

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Re-zoning hearing set for Munsford property

The New Albany Board of Aldermen will once again deliberate on the matter of a zoning change for a controversial piece of property on Munsford Dr. during the Aug. 5 meeting. The aldermen approved the setting of a public hearing regarding the piece of property where Memphis asphalt co. Lehman-Roberts has intentions to relocate its […]

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Luncheon with books to tell pilot’s story

“Fly Boys,” the second book by James Bradley, will be the subject of Bill Rutledge’s presentation at the July meeting of Luncheon with Books on July 15. The book documents Japan’s motive for invading Korea and China. In the second part, the book tells the story of the Navy Pilots who knocked Japanese communications on […]

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