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Jordan and Rakestraw 50 years of service to Union County

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Danny Jordan and Benny Rakestraw will have served, between them, a half century on the Union County Board of Supervisors when they retire in January. Mississippi county supervisors are elected from districts, formerly called “beats,” and the county boards elect their own presidents. Jordan will have [Continue Reading]

New Albany Faulkner month to study southern death customs

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany – Get your best black dress ready because we are going into mourning in New Albany, Mississippi. Don’t cry yet, because it’s not a death but a study of death customs in the south, as well as that all time famous William Faulkner novel, As I Lay Dying. September has been officially named Faulkner [Continue Reading]

Union County Courthouse dome cupola being repaired “in place”

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany – Workmen repairing the dome of the Union County Courthouse are repairing the cupola atop the dome in place. It was originally believed that the cupola, approximately 25 feet high with its gold eagle, would have to be removed completely and repaired at ground level. This would have involved [Continue Reading]

MDOT puts up new Tanglefoot signs

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

New signs showing motorists access routes to the Tanglefoot Trail are being erected this week by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). An MDOT sign crew from Jackson and their equipment are working along Highway s 15 and 78 in Union, Pontotoc and Chickasaw counties installing reflective signs with white [Continue Reading]

Union County primary election run-off slates

August 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Union County voters will go to the polls next week to resolve party primary election contests in which no candidate received a majority of votes. In such instances in Mississippi primaries, the top two vote-getters settle the question in a run-off election. The run-off will be Tuesday, August 25th. Party nominations [Continue Reading]

Jagger Zinzer memorial oak tree planted in New Albany park

August 14, 2015 // 2 Comments

About thirty family members and friends planted a tree at New Albany’s Sportsplex Thursday afternoon, August 13, to commemorate a life that was much too short. Jagger Zinzer, age 3-1/2 months, died Monday, December 1, 2014, a victim of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  He was born August 7, 2014, and would [Continue Reading]

New Albany Shockers, learning to take the heat in life

August 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany – A group of determined young men were practicing tackle football in the heat of an August afternoon. In Mississippi. School having begun for the 2015-2016 year, this is not a particularly unusual sight. Middle school and high school football teams routinely begin their training in [Continue Reading]

New Albany senior participates in Leadership Institute

August 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany senior Katie Davis got a terrific opportunity this summer. Out of over 300 applicants, she was chosen to participate in the University of Mississippi’s Summer Leadership Institute for High School students.  The 23 students came from seven states and Mexico.  They lived on campus for four weeks, taking [Continue Reading]
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