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Baptist Union County’s HealthPlex transitions to new owner

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County announced Friday the Baptist HealthPlex will transition to a new owner effective Aug. 1. Flex Fitness, LLP will take over operations as of 12:01 a.m., August 1, 2016. Their long- term goal is to make enhancements to the facility, and make the transition a seamless one for members. “The Baptist HealthPlex […]

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Youth production to ‘dazzle’ audience this weekend with selections from Disney markings.

Union Countians will have the opportunity to be “dazzled” by some popular music from hit musicals and movies this weekend as the Tallahatchie River Players present their youth production of “Broadway Jr.: Dazzled by Disney.” The show will use singing and choreography to display familiar tunes from Disney movies old and new. Director Tori Baldwin […]

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Martintown bridge complete, road open again

Residents in the Martintown area got some good news this week: county supervisors announced the new bridge over the Tallahatchie River on CR 86 was officially opened Thursday. The new bridge replaced one estimated to be about 70 years and brought here, used, from another part of the state. Its condition had deteriorated and it […]

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There is much we didn’t know about millionaire Paul Rainey

Paul Rainey is a familiar figure to many Union County residents, but a program at the Union County Heritage Museum this past week helped reveal there is still much about the millionaire sportsman people here are unaware of. Renelda Owen, of the Delta State University English Department, presented an illustrated lecture on the life of […]

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Young Valley to bring ‘alt-country’ sound to weekend concert series

Jackson-based band Young Valley will bring its brand of the “alt-country” music genre to the Levitt-AMP Music Series in New Albany this Saturday. The band is a product of love of music for fraternal twins, Dylan and Zach Lovett.  The brothers, named after Bob Dylan and Neil Young, began playing guitar together around the age […]

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‘Paid in Full’ to give 25th anniversary concert

Bradley Littlejohn, Lance Moore, and Brock White will present Paid In Full’s 25th Anniversary Homecoming concert on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Hillcrest Baptist Church in New Albany at 6 p.m.  This year’s event will feature perennial favorite Brian Eads on piano to compliment the seamless vocals of New Albany’s own Gospel trio.  Bradley Littlejohn said, […]

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Baptist Union County recognizes nurse who performs above and beyond expectations

  Melissa Jackson, an outpatient surgery nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, recently received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, an award given in appreciation of the work nurses do. Jackson was nominated by several patients for her kindness and thoughtfulness. Nurses like Jackson are nominated by patients, families, and colleagues for the DAISY Award, […]

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New Pilot Club officers

The Pilot Club of New Albany Officers for 2016-2017 are, from left, Chaplain Shirley White, Director Collett Cross, Treasurer Ellen Staten, Vice-President Brittany Willard, President-Elect Bailey King, President Melissa Manning, Secretary Carol Riddell, Director Donna Graham, Director Jennifer Cobb, Director Betty King, and Parliamentarian Rheta Ann West.

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Baptist Union County selects Service First Champion

   Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County recently announced Michelle Nichols, social services, has been named Service First Champion for the quarter. Nichols joined the social services department at Baptist Union County four years ago. Service First Champions are individuals who consistently exceed all expectations for the purpose of serving others and are nominated by colleagues, physicians, […]

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Cora Sanders turns 98

Cora Sanders observed her 98th birthday Sunday, July 24. The Union County native was born in 1918. She was honored with a reception by family and friends Saturday at Union County Health and Rehab where she is a resident.

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