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City should take critical look at organizational structure

Final work is nearing on city and county budgets, and that makes this a good time to re-evaluate the various departments and organizations the city helps fund. The tendency seems to have been just to “do what we did last year” in allocating money for the most part, which is natural. But aldermen need to […]

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Learning about WorkKeys

Career and technical students got bonus field trips to the Cine Theater this past week to learn about the new WorkKeys test going into effect. The test has been likened to the ACT, but from a technical career viewpoint. Students will have the opportunity to practice with the new test before taking it for credit […]

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Easy riding ahead

Crews from APAC Paving had milled Bankhead Street and were applying a leveling layer to fill in holes Wednesday before coming back with the final layer of asphalt. The project, from Hwy. 15 to the western edge of the city, was expected to be completed this week. Next, the city will install a box culvert […]

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Cathy White

Wife accused of shooting husband six times

A Myrtle woman is free on $150,000 bond, charged with aggravated domestic assault for shooting her estranged husband, Doug. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said Cathy White, 30, was arrested and charged about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after the investigation into the reported shooting. Edwards said his department got a call about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday that a shooting […]

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Dorian King

Police charge two teens with armed robbery of merchant

New Albany police made a quick arrest following an alleged armed robbery at Trio Sales on East Bankhead Street Tuesday afternoon. Police Chief Chris Robertson said two black males entered the store in the Sunflower Shopping Center about 1:30 p.m. “One pulled a handgun on the owner and demanded his wallet and cell phone,” the […]

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Sales tax won’t have to be paid on guns, other weapons and accessories this weekend

Most people are familiar with the tax-free weekend created in part to help families save money on fall clothes for students. Likely somewhat less familiar is the so-called “Second Amendment” Sales Tax Holiday enacted by the legislature in 2014. This is also a tax-free weekend, but the exemption on retail sales tax applies only to […]

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City, county school board races finally get one candidate

With only two weeks left before the deadline, Union County finally got one candidate who officially qualified for one of the school board seats that will be on the November ballot. According to the Union County Circuit Clerk’s office, incumbent Mickey Basil was certified to run for his seat representing the Second Union County School […]

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Labor Day holiday to affect community services

Governmental offices, schools and some businesses will close Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The holiday will affect solid-waste collection in New Albany with no service on Monday. The Monday route will be collected Tuesday and the Tuesday route will be collected Wednesday. County officials had not determined their schedule as […]

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Local resident report being victim of jury duty scam

The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of a nationwide telephone scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or law enforcement officials seeking to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty. Local residents have reported that several in this community have been called with […]

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Tanglefoot Trail good, but needs more signs

The Tanglefoot Trail has proved to be of more value to our community than almost anyone imagined. Even now, people are just starting to realize we have barely dipped into its potential and are beginning, finally, to develop projects that enhance it. The county library, along with city and county officials are working – albeit […]

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