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Major blaze fought at American Furniture in Ecru

February 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

For the second time in a little more than a year, Union County firemen fought a major fire at an Ecru furniture manufacturer. About 5PM Thursday, February 14th, seven Union County fire departments responded to the fire call at American Furniture Company in Ecru. In the early morning of January 5, 2018, firemen were [Continue Reading]

Kathy Chism seeks MS Senate District 3 seat

February 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

I am happy to announce that I, Kathy Chism, am running for the 2019 Republican Primary Election MS District 3 Senator. With 29 years business ownership, 11 years as a Realtor, and 61 years as part of the District 3 community, I feel I am well qualified to do the best job possible with your best interest at heart. I [Continue Reading]

Local School Districts to celebrate School Board Member Week

February 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

The New Albany and Union County School Districts will join districts across the state to thank school board members during School Board Member Recognition Week, February 10-16, for their leadership and service to local school districts and communities. “This week is a special opportunity to express our gratitude for [Continue Reading]

Man arrested in New Albany stabbing incident is identified

February 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany Police Chief Christ Robertson told NAnewsweb.com Sunday that Lane D. Mitchell, age 18, of New Albany, is the person arrested for the stabbing incident Saturday night in downtown New Albany. Roberston said Mitchell, who is white, is charged with aggravated assault. The victim is a 36-year-old white man from [Continue Reading]

Creekmore running for District 14 seat in state legislature

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany businessman Sam Creekmore IV has qualified to run as state representative for District 14, which covers most of Union County. Running as a Republican, Creekmore seeks to replace Margaret Rogers, who is retiring after having served four terms. Creekmore is a graduate of Mississippi State University, with a [Continue Reading]

New Albany schools ranked in top ten lowest dropout rate districts

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

This month the Mississippi Department of Education released the high school graduation rates and dropout rates for the 2017-2018 school year. These reports indicated that the state’s graduation rate hit an all-time high of 84 percent, reaching the most recent national graduation rate. New Albany School District’s [Continue Reading]

County Board 22 Jan 2019: Orderly, sensible, fair

January 25, 2019 // 1 Comment

Mississippi counties do not have an official, elected by county-wide vote, who serves as the chief executive of the county. Instead, the Mississippi Code provides that each of the state’s 82 counties is governed by five county supervisors, each elected from a specific geographic district of the county. The state [Continue Reading]

Dean Provence Endowment Grant Winners Announced

January 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Dean Provence Endowment for Excellence in Education Board has announced the allocation of funds totaling nearly $7,900 to teachers in the New Albany School District (NASD). In an effort to maximize the effectiveness of the awards, this year grants were directed to New Albany Elementary School and the School of [Continue Reading]

AC’s Coffee opens again tomorrow on Tanglefoot Plaza

January 16, 2019 // 1 Comment

AC’s Coffee at the Tanglefoot Trailhead in downtown New Albany is expected to open for business again tomorrow morning, Thursday, January 17, 2019. A notice appeared on AC’s front door earlier in January indicating the business would close, apparently for good, at the end of the day on Tuesday, January 15. [Continue Reading]
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