assembled bridge photo

Tanglefoot Trail bridge progress

As anyone who has driven by the library parking lot probably knows, the two sections of the new Tanglefoot Trail bridge that will go over Main Street were assembled this week, giving it its 120-foot length. Next comes pouring of concrete supports for the bridge along with removal of the decades-old railroad bridge, both of […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Ford named president of Northeast Mississippi Community College

Executive vice-president Ricky G. Ford of Booneville has been named the tenth president of Northeast Mississippi Community College effective July 1, 2015. The announcement was made following a called meeting of the Northeast Board of Trustees Tuesday. Ford takes over for Dr. Johnny L. Allen who recently announced plans to retire. “I think that’s a […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

More grand jury indictments released

Some more indictments from the spring Union County grand jury convening March 30 and 31 have been released. Court officials said 153 cases were presented, some involving more than one defendant and other cases where one defendant had more than a single indictment. Grand jury proceedings are secret and indictments are not released until defendants […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Absentee balloting continues in congressional race

Absentee voters continue to cast their ballots in the special election for the First Congressional District House of Representatives, Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said Wednesday. Thirteen candidates have qualified for the race, seeking the office left vacant by the death of Alan Nunnelee Feb. 6 from cancer. Qualified voters can cast ballots in […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Theater seat expansion

New Albany got more good manufacturing news last week with the announcement of the expansion of VIP Cinema Seating in our community. The company, the world’s largest manufacturer of premium cinema seating, introduced luxury reclining seating to the theater industry in 2008 and has been on a roll ever since. The current expansion is into […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Wayne Mitchell

A magazine and two goodbyes

Today is Administrative Professionals Day, part of a week dedicated to the people in many organizations who provide the support that helps keep them running. It wasn’t always called that. The day and the week began as National Secretaries Week in 1952.Both the title of the week and the day were changed in 2000 to […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Reed to speak at UCDA annual meeting

Businessman and former Tupelo Mayor Jack Reed Jr. will be guest speaker at the Union County Development Association annual membership banquet Monday, April 27. Reed is president of the Reed’s Department Store company. While Tupelo mayor from 2009 to 2013, he was credited with creating the position of a municipal communications director, establishing a recurring […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Blue Springs railroad crossings to see upgrade

Union County supervisors approved an agreement Monday that will see a couple of railroad crossings in the southeastern part of the county upgraded. The crossing on County Road 265 in Blue Springs will have crossing gates in addition to lights and the crossing will be widened and the approach improved. Fourth District Supervisor Randy Owen […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
New Haven 4

‘Night Out for New Haven’ raises nearly $7,000

Saturday’s sixth annual “Night Our for New Haven” raised close to $7,000 according to board member Phil Nanney. Nanney, who served as emcee, told the nearly 300 attendees the main purpose this year is to raise money for a new addition that is not only needed to serve present clients but will allow New Haven […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Josh Alexander

Deputies round up some of those indicted by grand jury

Today, most people indicted by the county grand jury are well aware they will be charged because most have already been arrested. Still, some indictments come as a surprise and that’s what happened Monday night for some area residents as deputies served warrants for charges ranging from drug sales to sexual battery. “The county had […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }