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  • Venus and Jupiter conjunction, June 2015
    With local skies in the New Albany area forecast to be “mostly clear” tomorrow evening, local skywatchers have a good chance of seeing a significant cosmic event. Just before sunset, Venus and Jupiter will be visible low in the western horizon. They will not be this close again until November of 2065, 49 years in the future. Many of us should not expect to see [Continue Reading]
  • Artists world-wide have interpreted Light in August in many styles and languages.
    “. . .in August in Mississippi there’s a few days somewhere about the middle of the month when suddenly there’s a foretaste of fall, it’s cool, there’s a lambence, a soft, a luminous quality to the light, as though it came not from just today but from back in the old classic times. …It lasts just for a day or two, then it’s gone.” ― William [Continue Reading]
  • The Union County Louisiana relief truck
    New Albany, MS- Editor’s note: received this information from one of the sponsors of the Union County effort to fill a truck with needed supplies for the flood victims of Southeast Louisiana. The people of Union County gave generously of their time, effort and money to assist those in need. The flood victims in Louisiana continue to need our support. [Continue Reading]
  • This Google Earth image shows Oxford Road, which provides primary access to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County and most of the other available medical services in Union County.
    New Albany, MS- It’s a street 20 feet wide (or less) and six-tenths of a mile long and designed to meet traffic conditions of 75 years ago. Relative to its importance to the health and well-being of every person in New Albany and Union County and thousands  in adjacent counties, it is simply the worst section of road we have. You decide for yourself. Here are the [Continue Reading]
  • Members of Scout Troop  17 working on an Eagle Scout Service Project
    New Albany, MS- Lewis Creekmore, of New Albany, has completed a unique Eagle Scout Service Project as part of his requirements to receive his Eagle Award.  The Eagle Scout Service Project must benefit any religious institution, any school, or the scout’s community.  As required to fulfill the project, the scout must demonstrate and develop leadership skills. Lewis [Continue Reading]
  • United States Congressman Trent Kelly
    “Patrick Henry did not say, ‘Give me liberty or give me security.’ He said, ‘Give me liberty or give me death’.” So said U.S. Congressmen Trent Kelly Monday night at the Union County Courthouse. Kelly, a Republican lawyer and a long-serving U.S. Army officer, represents Mississippi’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House [Continue Reading]


In 1989 Baptist Memorial Healthcare of Memphis took over management of Union County General Hospital, which was built in 1966. The gray concrete-slab structure circled in this photo was all there was of the hospital when Baptist took it on. Since 1989 the Baptist organization has spent more than $65-million expanding facilities and services, creating the present day Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany.


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