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Uncle Sam Band performance to benefit city, county band programs

June 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Sam Band will perform in a benefit concert on July 1st at the Magnolia Civic Center here in New Albany. This is a benefit concert to help support local school band programs in the county and city schools. About Uncle Sam* Uncle Sam Band, then. Uncle Sam played their first paying gig in 1970. The band was started [Continue Reading]

Car chase followed by foot chase sends man to hospital

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Following a foot chase, Nigel Wooten, age 22, of Memphis, ended up at Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County Monday after fleeing New Albany Police Department (NAPD) officers. The incident began at around 12:30 p.m. when an NAPD officer attempted to stop the man on Interstate 22 for a traffic violation. The [Continue Reading]

Wrong pedal pushed at the wrong time and it’s “lights out”

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

In New Albany, a foot on the wrong pedal and three seconds can add unwanted drama to a mild summer afternoon. Shortly after 2 pm, Monday, June 26th, a motorist leaving a parking area on the north side of Bankhead Street took a swift ride backwards across Bankhead.  The quick trip ended with the rear end of her car [Continue Reading]

Former New Albany coach enters National Coaches Hall of Fame

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ben Jones, who coached at New Albany (then W.P. Daniel) High School, was inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) 2017 Hall of Fame on June 20th. His successful New Albany stint was Coach Jones’ last stop in a successful, multi-layered career of coaching, molding athletes, and [Continue Reading]

Robocaller could receive largest ever FCC fine, $120 million

June 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

According to a story on NPR, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is about to propose its largest ever fine, $120 million, against an illegal robocaller. He is said to have placed 97 million robocalls during the last quarter of 2016. Additionally, has learned from a reliable source that the [Continue Reading]

New opioid use policy implemented in ER at Baptist Union County

June 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

    To help combat the rising risk of an opioid epidemic in Mississippi, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County is changing the way it dispenses narcotic pain medicine to patients in the hospital’s emergency room.  Starting June 19, 2017, ER providers will be strictly limiting the use of narcotics to treat [Continue Reading]

Two dead after apparent robbery attempt in Mantachie

June 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

According to published sources, two women are dead in the aftermath of what is being termed an attempted robbery at the Farmers & Merchants bank in Mantachie. Bank teller Judy Guin died from wounds after being shot by a lone female who, according to Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, entered the bank with [Continue Reading]

Holly Webb appointed deputy circuit clerk for Union County

June 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford has appointed a new deputy circuit clerk in her office. Holly Webb has been appointed to replace Lauren Hatton, who resigned to take private sector employment. Webb is a graduate of North Pontotoc High School and attended Itawamba Community College. She was previously [Continue Reading]
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