Students learn skills while working on drainage project at New Albany school

Students at the School of Career and Technical Education at New Albany High School are learning marketable skills and practical applications to solve a drainage problem at the school. Earl Richards, director of School of Career and Technical Education, said, “Every time it rains here, the water will build up to three inches of rain […]

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New Albany School District begins construction projects at three sites

Construction at New Albany Schools can be seen by students daily as they walk to class throughout the week. Projects are being completed at the elementary school, middle school and high school. At New Albany Elementary School (NAES), a 10,500 square foot physical education building is being built at the cost of approximately $850,000, according […]

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Circuit Court hearing set for asphalt case appeal

Following the filing of a motion of appeal by plaintiffs in the case against the city of New Albany concerning the zoning status of 1305 Munsford Drive, a circuit court hearing was set for Monday, Oct. 13 earlier this week. The plaintiffs are seeking to appeal a recent board of aldermen decision to uphold the […]

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2008 Tallahatchie Riverfest draws

Union Countians who had the opportunity to make it downtown Friday and Saturday during the 2008 Tallahatchie Riverfest were met with more people than they could shake a stick at. According to Union County Development Association Tourism Specialist Bethany Dalton, this year’s crowd was perhaps the largest ever to attend the annual event. “We don’t […]

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Citizen seeks supervisors’ ok on mobile home permit

Union County resident James Beard came before the board Monday, September 29, 2008 to discuss his parcel of land. Mildred Churchill from the 9-1-1 office told Beard that a special exception permit needed to be authorized from the Board to be able to put another mobile home on his acre of land. According to the […]

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Instant message software at Ingomar keeps parents in the loop

The Union County School District recently implemented the student database management software, called Student Administrative Manager (SAM), which had previously been used for recording grades, similar to a digital grade book. The Union County schools also added the Active Parent feature and now Ingomar Attendance Center added the Active Instant Messenger System (AIMS) feature, which […]

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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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