Cancer Relay for Life is Friday evening

The Union County American Cancer Society Relay for Life has been one of the top such fundraisers in Mississippi for nearly two decades, outperforming similar events in some of the largest towns in the state. The 17th edition of the popular celebration will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. today, June 5, again at BNA […]

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Part of Tanglefoot to close for repairs

A section of Tanglefoot Trail in Union County will be closed June 8-10 for replacement of a culvert. The closed area will be between mile marker 40 and mile marker 41, between CR 89 and Owen Road. Signs will be installed to alert trail users to turn around in order to avoid the closed area. […]

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Baptist makes significant impact on Mid-South economy

Baptist Union County’s economic impact totals more than $58 million   Baptist Memorial Health Care recently conducted an economic impact study with the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research/ Center for Manpower Studies at the University of Memphis’ Fogelman at the College of Business and Economics. Baptist has 14 hospitals across three states: Mississippi, […]

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Inmate help needed here

Sometimes an effort to save money ends up costing a lot more money than it saves. We think that would be the case with the current state effort to end the Joint State County Work Program. That’s the official name for the program that provides state inmates to counties to work on a variety of […]

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Summer plan out of whack

Tomorrow we start summer schedule around our house. It’s the time of year when we get up a little later, relax on the patio a while after work, spend time watering the flowers and the grass, and eat dinner an hour later than the rest of the year. Summer schedule is built around my wife, […]

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Cancer Relay for Life set for Friday

The 17th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. this Friday, June 5, again at BNA Bank Park. The theme this year is “Back to the Future” and the opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. As always, the event is open to the community with everyone encouraged […]

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City schools filling staff slots, adopts long-range plan

New Albany school trustees approved hiring several more teachers and staff members at their monthly meeting Monday, leaving only a few vacancies to fill for the fall. Superintendent Jackie Ford told them that some of the only positions still not settled include high school science and special education teachers, a math teacher for the alternative […]

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Supervisors to use short-term loan to facilitate new plant coming here

Union County supervisors voted to borrow about $2 million Monday, but it’s a loan they expect to pay back within the month. The loan is part of the housekeeping needed in bringing the Emerald Home Furnishings plant to New Albany and, with it, 150 jobs. The loan was referred to as a bridge loan by […]

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Number of unemployed Union Countians continues to drop

Union County’s unemployment rate for April continued its downward trend, dropping from 4.9 percent in March to the current 4.5 percent. As was the case for the past three months, the county is maintaining the eighth-lowest jobless rate in the state. Union County also has remained among the three lowest in the north half of […]

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Three face multiple drug charges after traffic stop

Speeding through New Albany Saturday cost two Memphis men and a Georgia woman more than $8,000, a pound and a half of marijuana and more than 100 tranquilizer and narcotic pills. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said one of his deputies was driving from Hwy. 15 up to the westbound lane of Hwy. 78 shortly after noon […]

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