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This is National Garden Club Week

Mayor Tim Kent signs a proclamation Tuesday designating this as National Garden Club Week. The event, June 17-13, is to recognize the efforts of organized clubs in adding beauty and nutrition, helping preserve the native spirit of work and promoting a healthy lifestyle generally. With the mayor are, from left, New Albany Garden Club President […]

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Jonathan Stacy with his parents, James and Donna Stacy, and Legion scholarship committee chairman Mike Bennett.

Jonathan Stacy awarded 2015 Miller/Boyte Scholarship

The American Legion Potter-Henry-Lowrey, Post 72 Scholarship Committee Chairman, Mike Bennett, awarded the annual Miller/Boyte Scholarship to Jonathan Stacy during the May 11 New Albany High School Awards Program. The award in the amount of $1,500 is in recognition of Jonathan’s exemplary character and citizenship. Jonathan is the son of James and Donna Stacy. While […]

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Museum board approves bid, groundbreaking for expansion set for July 2

The board of directors of the Union County Historical Society voted Monday to move ahead with expansion plans, accepting the low bid of $1,086,000 by Ganger Property Management of New Albany. A ground-breaking ceremony has tentatively been set for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2 at the museum. The former residence behind the museum will have […]

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Tanglefoot designated national recreational trail

On June 4, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis designated the Tanglefoot Trail and nine other local and state trails as national recreation trails, adding more than 150 miles to the National Trails System. “By designating these exceptional trails as part of the National Trails System, […]

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Supervisors approve bridge replacement in northern part of county

Union County supervisors voted Monday to replace an old timber bridge on County Road 147 in the Tallahatchie River feeder bottom Monday. In a somewhat rare instance, the low bid came in about $25,000 under the estimate provided by the State Aid Road Department. Accepted as low bidder was N. L. Carson Construction Co. of […]

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The start of the Survivors

17th annual Cancer Relay for Life held this past Friday

               

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New Albany-Union County among 35 FAA grant recipients to aid local aviation improvement

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) Friday reported that 35 Mississippi airport facilities will benefit from more than $10 million in federal Airport Improvement Program grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. AIP grants awarded to Mississippi in recent weeks will be used to support infrastructure development projects that will improve operational safety and efficiency […]

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Summer reading program at library off to breezy start

  The Summer Reading Program at the Union County Library began this past Thursday with a visit from Bob Tarter, biologist and director of the Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth. Tarter, a regular visitor to the summer program here, presented a program on “Animal Aviators.” NHECM is based in Columbia, Tenn. and presents […]

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State approves Faulkner Scenic Byway

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently announced the establishment of the Gulf Coast Scenic Byway and the William Faulkner Scenic Byway, and the addition of a new segment to the Delta Bluffs Scenic Byway. During the 2015 Regular Session, the Mississippi Legislature passed legislation naming the two new scenic byways. Legislation was also passed adding […]

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Trail makes national list

The Tanglefoot Trail, which will have its two-year anniversary in September, has been designated as part of the National Trails System. The trail was added to the national system last week by Sally Jewell, U. S. secretary of the interior, and Jonathan B. Jarvis, national park service director. It means the trail will be added […]

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