Deputy circuit clerk faces voter fraud charge

Union County Deputy Circuit Clerk Rhonda Dowdy was arrested on a warrant by investigators from the state attorney general’s office Monday and charged with voter fraud. Limited information was released due to the on-going nature of the investigation but according to Rachel Ring, communications specialist with the attorney general’s office, Dowdy is being charged with […]

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Veterinary clinic appeals ruling, wanting to place new sign in front of business

One of the public hearings at the July meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen was a case appealed from planning and zoning concerning a request for a variance from the city’s sign ordinance. The owners of New Albany Animal Clinic, from Holly Springs, had purchased a $22,000 lighted sign with message board to replace […]

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Proposed Baker Street name change draws opposition

Public hearings took up the bulk of the New Albany aldermen’s unusually-long two-and-one-half-hour meeting Tuesday, with no resolution in either case. First was discussion of a proposed street name change, drawing objections from residents on the street. Ward Three Alderman Kevin Dale White had expressed interest in renaming Baker Street to become Beasley Street to […]

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County supervisors pleased after first meeting with new NEMCC president

The Union County Board of Supervisors had their first official visit from new Northeast Mississippi Community College President Ricky Ford Monday and expressed confidence that Ford will be good for the Northeast at New Albany campus. “I don’t want anything,” Ford said to the board members. “I’m the new president – although I’ve been there […]

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Participating in the ground-breaking were, from left, Dave Jones with Mills and Mills Architects, contractor Jeff Ganger, Museum Director Jill Smith, building committee member Lynn Madden, building committee member Betsey Hamilton, Rep. Margaret Ellis Rogers, Sen. Nickey Browning, Union County Board of Supervisors President Danny Jordan, Mayor Tim Kent, building committee member Anne Stephens, Faulkner Library contributor Murray Coffey, building committee member Jim Henson, BNA Bank President Bo Collins and Union County Historical Society President Vance Witt.

Work begins on $1.6 million museum expansion

The board of directors of the Union County Historical Society broke ground Thursday for the $1.6 million expansion of the Union County Heritage Museum, planned for nearly six years. Making the project a reality was achieved after the board accepted the low second-round bid of $1,086,000 by Ganger Property Management of New Albany for the […]

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County recovering from torrential rain, flooding

Patches of debris served to denote what had been high-water marks and city equipment was scraping mud from downtown streets that had flooded but evidence of Friday’s torrential rainfall was mostly gone by Monday. The National Weather Service reported that New Albany received 9.95 inches of rain between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. but meteorologists […]

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Dr. Bautista, left, and Dr. Frohn

New OB/GYN doctor joins local clinic

One might argue that Dr. Leo Bautista is genetically disposed to be in the medical profession; at least three of his close family members are doctors. Even if that were true, in talking with the doctor it becomes clear he is in medicine because he genuinely enjoys helping people rather than due to some predestiny. […]

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yogurt ribbon cutting

Frozen yogurt shop has ribbon cutting

sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt held its ribbon-cutting Monday. The business is situated at 104 S. Railroad Ave., next to AC’s Coffee and just off the Tanglefoot Trailhead Plaza. This is the first sweetFrog yogurt business in the area, although it is a franchise company. Local owners are Chris and Niki Chiles of New Albany. Chiles […]

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Quick arrest in unusual daylight armed robbery

It only took New Albany police about 10 minutes to make an arrest in an armed robbery Monday morning, but some are still scratching their heads over the unusual nature of the crime. Investigation was still going on later Monday and some details had not been released but a general account of the crime was […]

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A proud moment

It was a proud moment for New Albany and Union County last Thursday as 14 local folks turned ceremonial spades full of dirt to kick off expansion of the Union County Heritage Museum. When architectural students at Mississippi State University first put together expansion drawings in 2009, many in the community dismissed it as something […]

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