Local law enforcement participating in ‘Click It or Ticket’ safety campaign

The New Albany Police Department is again participating in the national Click It or Ticket safety program that runs May 18-31 and includes the Memorial Day Weekend. The department has received a grant that will pay for overtime to allow officers to set up checkpoints and add patrols to check for seatbelt and child seat […]

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City school board honors clerk

New Albany Superintendent of Schools Jackie Ford, right, presents a certificate of appreciation to Melanie Anderson. The board of trustees wanted to thank Anderson for her outstanding work as clerk of the board and had the certificate created. She also is the executive assistant to Ford, as well as keeping other school district operations running […]

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City arrests four for variety of drug-related charges

What at first looked like a nuisance call turned into four felony drug arrests and the seizure of a variety of illegal drugs and paraphernalia for New Albany police this past Friday. Chief Chris Robertson said the case began about 9 a.m. on Hwy. 348 when someone reported hearing popping sounds. An officer got behind […]

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Community observes National Day of Prayer

About 100 people came to the courthouse lawn Thursday to observe the National Day of Prayer. The theme this year was “Lord, hear our cry.” Those attending were welcomed and viewed the presentation of colors by the New Albany High School Junior Air Force R.O.T.C. and the playing of the national anthem. Area pastors then […]

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Nationwide Groupon campaign raises over $335,000 for law enforcement K9 protective vests

The Union County Sheriffs Department’s K9, Dutch, has received a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide Groupon event that has raised over $335,000. The “Occasions” campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9’s with bullet and stab protective vests ran February 15 through March 5. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. was the nationwide non-profit organization […]

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Alcohol in the park

The New Albany Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to allow its tourism department to serve alcohol at a dinner May 22 in the Park Along the River. The board voted 3 to 1 to allow alcohol to be served at a $50-a-plate event in the public park. Voting in favor were Aldermen Jeff Olson, Scott […]

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City applying for $150,000 park and market grant

New Albany aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday to apply for a $150,000 Land and Water Conservation Grant that would, along with other funding sources, provide a new farmers’ market pavilion, new restrooms at the Park Along the River, two river access points, a connecting path and a riverbank amphitheatre. With Mayor Tim Kent on vacation, Vice-Mayor […]

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Saturday last day for absentee voting in special House election

Noon Saturday is the deadline to cast an absentee ballot in the May 12 special election to fill the House of Representatives seat left vacant following the death of Alan Nunnelee Feb. 6. Mailed-in absentee ballots may be received by Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford up until 5 p.m. Monday, however. Stanford’s office will […]

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A wise man retires

It’s hard to think of the Union County Fair without Stanley Wise, but we are going to have to get used to it. Wise retired last Thursday as Mississippi State’s Union County Extension Director, ending nearly 30 years of work with extension service, the last 15 here in Union County. During Wise’s tenure the fair, […]

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New Albany school trustees approved salary schedules for the coming year Monday, but only after close to 90 minutes’ discussion in closed session. The board also approved a list of specific resignations and hires much more quickly and heard updates on several continuing projects. Those projects included planned improvements to the New Albany Boys and […]

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