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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Museum Madness concludes summer schedule

After four weeks of fun, Museum Madness concluded its summer program with a pioneer basket weaving class. J.D. Jones of the Tombigbee pioneers showed the children how to weave a basket by hand. “We have had a lot more response this year. We even had to turn some people away because the class had filled […]

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Animal Control can be solved the non-profit way

Union County residents, both those residing within the city limits of New Albany and those who live throughout the rest of the county, who are interested and/or concerned about animal control, can look at recent developments in Oxford and Lafayette County at what could be were we to have supervisors who cared. The Lafayette County […]

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NA aldermen discuss prospect of spray park

The New Albany Board of Aldermen once again raised the issue of constructing a spray park at the New Albany/Union County Sportsplex during its meeting Tuesday evening. The board voted to once again advertise for bids on constructing a spray park. This time, however, the cost of pouring concrete for the park will not be […]

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Secrecy grows Mississippi in the name of jobs, growth

A newspaper editorial written to coincide with the secrecy series currently being presented by the Mississippi Press Association through member newspapers all over the state, attempted to sum up the state’s secrecy situation by asking, What needs to be secret about a meeting of any duly constituted governmental body? Secrecy in the conduct of public […]

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PUL Alliance board approves supplier site development

The Pontotoc-Union-Lee Alliance board approved the additional purchase of 20-plus acres of property for a potential Tier One Toyota supplier during its meeting Wednesday morning. According to Three Rivers Planning and Development District Director Randy Kelley, this acreage will be property that the not-as-yet-named supplier will option for future development. Right now, you own 40 […]

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Myrtle aldermen send out property clean-up notices to town landowners, trailer parks

Patrol car bids, construction debris and water tank maintenance were all on the agenda of the February Myrtle Aldermans meeting. Fleurette Ausburn, Jeanette Thomas and Carolyn McCuistion were the only three of the cities five alderman present. Mayor Joe Rials, Police Chief Jim White, Water Manager David Peeler, City Clerk Marie Tate and City Attorney […]

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Farr files motion against injunction

Attorney A. Rhett Wise, representing Riverside Traffic Systems, Inc., of 1283 HWY 178 West in New Albany, filed a motion to intervene into the injunction against the construction of an asphalt plant on Munsford Dr. The owner of Riverside Traffic Systems, Inc. is Booker Farr, who also owns the 29-acre piece of property located at […]

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FBC moving forward

A maze of steel beams standing beside First Baptist Church of New Albany (FBCNA) is the framework for 20,000 square feet of education space the church hopes to be using by Nov. 2008. The structure will be three stories with an elevator servicing all floors. The bottom floor has been designated as an area for […]

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