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East Union opens division play at Byers

The road warriors from East Union hit the trail again for the fifth time this season as they travel to HW Byers in Marshall County in their Division 1-2A opener on Friday. East Union enters the game at 5-1 while the Lions are 1-5. Byers defeated Houlka 32-6 in their lone win in game four. […]

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Headed to postseason

Lady Urchins corral Lady Mustangs to win division title ELLISTOWN – Mantachie scored the first two runs of the game at East Union on Tuesday and never scored again as the Lady Urchins pounded out 18 runs en route to their 18-2 win in four innings to clinch first place in Division 1-2A softball. The […]

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East Union Attendance Center 2016 Homecoming Court

The 2016 East Union Homecoming Court was presented on Friday, Sept. 23 in a halftime ceremony at East Union. The court includes Maid Hannah Duley and escort Grant White, Maid Sallie Pannell and escort Jacob Raines, Maid Kensie Roberts and escort Zach Penny, Homecoming Queen Kallie Roberts and escort Carson Hall, Maid Rebecca Sheffield and […]

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City sales revenue continues upswing

State revenues may have been disappointing over the past several months but New Albany and Union County appear to be thriving. An obvious example is the downtown area with virtually no vacant buildings, and another is the proliferation of restaurants. Then there are at least four new retail centers under construction or planned, and the […]

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First solar energy farm here gets PSC approval

New Albany and Union County will soon become a solar energy supplier. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley gave official approval to the construction of a solar farm in New Albany, following a public hearing on the matter Wednesday. The $3.7 million facility will be constructed by SR New Albany LLC and interconnect with Northeast Mississippi […]

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Ignoring burn ban can cost you money

The Union County Board of Supervisors enacted a burn ban for the county Monday, effective until Oct. 24. County Fire Coordinator Steve Coker, who is also the New Albany Fire Chief, said the ban can be lifted earlier if the area receives enough rain, and can also be extended if need be. The county ban […]

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BNA Bank converting former bus station into new mortgage center

No doubt passersby have noticed the work going on at the historic former bus station the past few months. Now, completion of the renovation is only weeks away for what will become the mortgage center for BNA Bank. “The construction deadline is Oct. 8 so it should be open by mid- to late October,” BNA […]

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New Albany Elementary launches Wednesday recycling program

In collaboration with Recycle New Albany, New Albany Elementary School will launch its Recycling Wednesdays program this week. Representatives from Recycle New Albany, Amy Livingston and Amy Whiteside, met with New Albany Elementary School’s Principal Jamey Wright, School Counselor April Hobson, and EXCEL teacher Ninabeth Capaning during the summer to discuss ways to expand the […]

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School menus for Oct. 3-7

New Albany school menu  Elementary School Monday, Oct. 3 Sausage Pizza, Chicken Spaghetti, Tossed Salad w/Dressing, Broccoli Salad, Chilled Diced Pears, Assorted Fruit Juices, Texas Toast, Chocolate Pudding, Fat Free Chocolate Milk, One Percent Milk, Skim Milk Tuesday, Oct. 4 Beef Taco/Soft Tortilla, Chicken Fajita/Flatbread, Baby Carrots w/Dressing, Oven Baked Fries, Banana, Assorted Fruit Juices, […]

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Five area Boy Scouts earn Eagle

Luke Bolen, Lewis Creekmore, John Davis, Eli Parks, and Tucker Shannon, members of First United Methodist Church Boy Scout Troop #17 have earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. These young men were honored in a formal Court of Honor ceremony at First United Methodist Church on August […]

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Weekend events to help benefit the Union County Humane Society

Two events are coming up to benefit the fledgling Union County Humane Society. The “Cruising for Critters” poker run will be held Saturday, Oct. 1. Registration will be from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at El Agave Restaurant with kick stands up at 10:30. Trophies will be awarded for best and worst hand, as well as […]

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Church honors first responders

The West Tallahatchie Baptist Church youth group honored first responders with a service and meal at the church Sunday, Sept. 18. Those invited included EMTs, firefighters and law enforcement. 

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New web site allows better public access to campaign finance reports

Candidates and political committees can now save time and increase transparency to the public by filing their campaign finance reports online. The Secretary of State’s Office unveiled a new campaign finance web site today.  The site allows filers to download user-friendly Excel spreadsheets, input contributions and disbursements over time, and then upload the information into […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding Ordinary is an interesting word. It doesn’t hold much hype in a typical vocabulary, but circumstances and location can have major influences on its meaning. Recently I was talking with a friend about his work and traveling experiences while he was employed in and around the country of Turkey. (His international business […]

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