Noon Saturday deadline to vote absentee for seven county run-offs

Noon Saturday is the deadline to cast an absentee vote in person for the Democratic and Republican run-offs next Tuesday, Aug. 25. For anyone sending a mailed-in absentee ballot, it must be received in Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford’s office no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, the day before the general voting. As usual, […]

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Chromebook laptop computers going to all county schools

  Fifth-grade students at Ingomar Attendance Center work with Chromebook laptop computers in the school library. This year, the school district is obtaining 600 of the web-based computers for instructional use. Each third-grade class and teacher at the four schools will receive a storage and charging cart holding 25 of the laptops. Each entire second, […]

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Rubber ducks to make comeback in RiverFest regatta

Sports enthusiasts may want to mark Sept. 26 on their calendar because that is the day a paddling of bright yellow rubber ducks will cruise (or, more likely, meander) down the Tallahatchie River trying to win cash for their sponsors. The event is the second annual Rubber Duck Regatta, a fund-raiser sponsored by the New […]

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Local woman circulating petitions in support of creating animal shelter

You may have seen the petitions at one of the more than 20 businesses around town. A new effort is being made to have an animal shelter for New Albany. Behind this effort is Emilee Bennett, along with her friend Zachary Johnson, both local residents. “I’ve just always wanted a shelter here,” she said. “I […]

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‘Jacked and Juiced Nutrition and Smoothies” has formal opening

The New Albany Main Street Association sponsored a ribbon cutting for Jacked and Juiced Nutrition and Smoothies this past Friday. The business, at 112 W. Main St., specializes in sports and nutrition supplements, smoothies with no added sugars or preservatives, shakes, powders, power bars, vitamins, cookies, chips and some sports accessories. Jake Broussard, who owns […]

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Law enforcement to crack down on DUIs during holiday period

While drinking and driving is arguably a bad idea anytime, it may be a particularly bad decision over the next couple of weeks. The New Albany Police Department is joining the national DUI crackdown with its “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The 20-day-long effort in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

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Supervisors refinancing Toyota bonds to save $200,000

The Union County Board of Supervisors passed three resolutions Monday that were needed to renegotiate the bonds used to pay for the $10 million commitment to bringing Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi to Blue Springs, along with the other two PUL (Pontotoc, Union and Lee) counties. By getting a better rate on the $10 million Toyota […]

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Literary luncheon

The Tallahatchie RiverFest Community Literary Luncheon will mark its fifth anniversary on Sept. 25 this year and tickets will go on sale for the annual event on Monday, Aug. 17. The kickoff luncheon was begun four years ago to help boost the literary aspects of RiverFest to the forefront by putting more emphasis on the […]

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Voters still confused about election process although run-off should be simpler

This past Tuesday’s primary elections have reduced the number of local candidates from nearly 75 to only a dozen Democrats and two Republicans. Their fate will be settled – for the time being – Aug. 25 in the party run-offs. But despite the publicity and discussion, many people apparently do not understand the process statewide […]

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West Union students get technological step up with iMac lab, laptops for classes

West Union Attendance Center students will be starting the year with a new advantage. The school has obtained more than 600 new computers – the latest move by the Union County School District to take advantage of the technology that is becoming available. A new computer lab is being opened with 25 iMacs for older […]

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