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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes is topic at historical society‘s meeting

The annual meeting of the Union County Historical Society will be Friday, May 8, at noon, at the First United Methodist Church.  Guest speaker for the event will be author of four books and columnist Rick Cleveland, who will talk about his most recent book, Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes. Cleveland has been executive director of the […]

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UNITE grant awards to be presented Thursday

UNITE (Union County/New Albany Initiative to Excel), New Albany and Union County’s community foundation, will award more than $20,000 to 16 organizations at the annual grant presentation and fundraising dinner on Thursday, April 23. UNITE was begun as a Union County affiliate of the CREATE Foundation to help fund community improvement projects. Hudson Hickman is […]

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Three face heroin possession charges

A traffic stop Sunday has led to heroin charges for three people. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said deputies stopped a vehicle about 3 p.m. Sunday on County Road 515 for careless driving. In the vehicle were three people who apparently had come from Memphis and were found to have about a gram and a half of […]

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New Albany High School beauty review winners

New Albany High School held its annual beauty review on March 28. Morris Kelly Clayton was crowned Most Beautiful and Seth Male was named Most Handsome. Beauties included Sarah Gaines, Payton Robbins, Tashiunna Judon and Lauren Paige Hamilton. Beaus included Parker Nail, Jack Cooper, Austin Heard and Jarel Lipsey. Spirit of the Pageant winners were […]

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Baptist Union County to host baby fair

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a baby fair, free of charge and open to the community, on Monday, May 4 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s front lobby. The goal of the event is to give expectant mothers access to local resources and experts that can help them make the best possible […]

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Cleaning up the mess

The board members of the state Institutions of Higher Learning, known as the College Board, are in a mess. A mess that they created and hopefully the citizens of Mississippi eventually will fix. The board members embarrassed themselves and the state by refusing to renew the contract of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones in […]

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New Tanglefoot Trail Main Street bridge is here

Paul Smithey uses a crane to place one of the new Tanglefoot Trail bridge sections on the parking lot by the library Wednesday afternoon as Mayor Tim Kent and officers watch. The longer section weighs 17,000 pounds while the shorter one is 10,000 pounds. The old railroad bridge will have to be removed and possibly […]

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