City schools filling staff slots, adopts long-range plan

New Albany school trustees approved hiring several more teachers and staff members at their monthly meeting Monday, leaving only a few vacancies to fill for the fall. Superintendent Jackie Ford told them that some of the only positions still not settled include high school science and special education teachers, a math teacher for the alternative […]

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Supervisors to use short-term loan to facilitate new plant coming here

Union County supervisors voted to borrow about $2 million Monday, but it’s a loan they expect to pay back within the month. The loan is part of the housekeeping needed in bringing the Emerald Home Furnishings plant to New Albany and, with it, 150 jobs. The loan was referred to as a bridge loan by […]

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Number of unemployed Union Countians continues to drop

Union County’s unemployment rate for April continued its downward trend, dropping from 4.9 percent in March to the current 4.5 percent. As was the case for the past three months, the county is maintaining the eighth-lowest jobless rate in the state. Union County also has remained among the three lowest in the north half of […]

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Three face multiple drug charges after traffic stop

Speeding through New Albany Saturday cost two Memphis men and a Georgia woman more than $8,000, a pound and a half of marijuana and more than 100 tranquilizer and narcotic pills. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said one of his deputies was driving from Hwy. 15 up to the westbound lane of Hwy. 78 shortly after noon […]

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Bre Anna Heard, a West Union graduate and former player and coach for the Eagles, has battled back from Crohn’s Disease.

Keeping the Faith

Heard turns medical setback into ministry of encouragement Dennis Clayton Sportswriter A busy life with sports kept Bre Anna Heard going for most of her life. Besides teaching responsibilities at West Union Attendance Center, Heard was an assistant coach for the Lady Eagles slow-pitch and fast-pitch as well as a volunteer for the girls’ basketball […]

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Furniture resurgence

Working together pays off. That was the take away from Thursday’s announcement that Emerald Home Furnishings of Tacoma, Wash., will be locating a manufacturing plant in New Albany. The project, which has been being put together for a long time, is the culmination of efforts by the city, the county, the Union County Development Association, […]

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Emerald Home Furnishings moving here, bringing 150 jobs

Gov. Phil Bryant was in New Albany Wednesday to announce that Washington State-based furniture manufacturer Emerald Home Furnishings has chosen this community as its new plant location. The company will renovate and then move into the former Hickory Springs plant (Denton Mills prior to that) in the Denmill Industrial Park southeast of town. The park […]

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Teens face charges in mass mailbox vandalism

Perhaps as many as 100 mailboxes in the Alpine and Jericho areas of eastern Union County were vandalized Monday night and Sheriff Jimmy Edwards is urging anyone who suffered damage to call his office. Three juveniles are in custody charged with the damage. “We started getting reports even before daylight of damage to mailboxes,” Edwards […]

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Folk music festival, bluegrass competition again called success

Organizers were once again pleased with the Down From the Hills music festival and state bluegrass competition this past weekend. This year the event was moved from the fairgrounds and more vendors and bands were added to the lineup, as well as a farm-to-table dinner. “Great spring weather and a good crowd made for a […]

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