New Hwy. 15 lanes north of city open Thursday

The Mississippi Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it planned to open two southbound lanes of State Route 15 in Union County from the New Albany city limits to the Tippah County line. The road was expected to be open about 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14. Crews will still have minor work to complete in […]

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Multi-agency task force arrests alleged meth dealers

A joint arrest by the Union County Sheriff’s Department, Drug Enforcement Agency, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and U.S. Marshals’ Service Friday brought in a couple believed by officers to be long-time high-grade methamphetamine dealers. Arrested were Bobby J. Graham, 42, of 1074 CR 43, Etta, and Kimberly Underwood, 37, of the same address. Sheriff Jimmy […]

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The vintage photo is one of the two last New Albany Grays, left is Charles R. Martin and right is Alph Jarvis.  They were the recipents of the flag when it was returned to New Albany and they carried it to the reunions.

New Albany Grays Civil War flag comes home for display

  When in 1861 women of New Albany were busy sewing together pieces of red, white and blue silk, and in careful, elegant script embroidering New Albany Grays on a two-sided, 11-star company flag, did they imagine that it would survive the Civil War and Hurricane Katrina and other events through time and be back […]

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Annual New Haven fish fry is next Wednesday

New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults will have its annual fish fry Wednesday, May 20, starting about 11:30 a.m. at the center on Garfield Street. A ground-breaking ceremony will be held at noon for the planned addition, which will include a new kitchen, handicapped-accessible restrooms and a large multi-purpose activities room. “It’s just a […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Mothers’ Club plans ahead

Last spring Joy Fisher called and asked if I would come speak to a meeting of the New Albany Mothers’ Club. I said I would if I didn’t have a conflict. “When would you like me to come?” I asked, as I opened my appointment calendar. “At 3 p.m. on April 8, 2015,” she said. […]

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Not “pie in the sky”

It was about five years ago that Mayor Tim Kent first mentioned to us that he wanted to raise or replace the old railroad bridge over Main Street in downtown New Albany. The mayor thought the bridge, with the misspelled word painted on its side, was not attractive and was a safety hazard for trucks […]

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County takes next step in $3 million industrial project

The Union County Board of Supervisors was able to move ahead with efforts to obtain a capital improvement loan of up to $1.5 million Monday, after no one objected to the plan at a public hearing. The money, along with a $1.5-million Community Development Block Grant being sought, will be used for what officials are […]

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Traffic stop leads to encounter with West Coast ‘hippie’ group

The Union County Sheriff’s Department experienced a flashback to the Age of Aquarius this past week when it encountered a group of what might be described as counter-culture musicians passing through the area. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said canine officer Adam Fitts was on patrol about 1:30 a.m. Thursday on Hwy. 78 when he got behind […]

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Senior Citizens Day set for May 21

The annual Senior Citizens Day presented through a grant with the Union County Sheriff’s Department will be next Thursday, May 21, at the Union County Fairgrounds. The program will again be in the arena and begin about 10:34 a.m. As usual, a fish lunch will be served at noon. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said Doug Hill […]

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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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