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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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