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County Board 5 Nov. 2018: Bridge repair, fire trucks & more

November 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

At the first November meeting of the Union County Board of Supervisors, the first item on the agenda was an executive session. The stated purpose of the closed meeting was the discussion of possible litigation The board met with Joe Davis, a New Albany attorney, for about 10 minutes before coming back into open [Continue Reading]

One hundred years ago today: end of the “War to End All Wars”

November 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

One hundred years ago today — at 11 am on Monday, November 11, 1918 — the “Great War,” World War I, ended in Europe. At “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” the big artillery stopped firing in France. The big guns fired continually until 10:59:59. During his entire first [Continue Reading]

Final 2018 Museum Moments focuses on Civil War art & photography

November 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Art and Photography during the Civil War is the topic of the final Museum Moments of 2018 at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at 12 noon. Historian Rebekah Rinehart, a graduate of Blue Mountain College, will present the program. A light lunch will be available courtesy of the [Continue Reading]

City Board 6 Nov. 2018: Phones, zoning, land donation, NALGW

November 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

A proposed new telephone system to serve all city operations was among the items considered by the New Albany city board during its Nov. 6 meeting. Proposed new telephone system Patrick Blansett of TEC Communications asked the Board of Aldermen to consider purchasing from his company a new internet-based telephone [Continue Reading]

103-year-old voter, Macie Ferrell, cast her ballot on election day

November 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Macie Ferrell of the Beacon Hill community was one of the 8,388 Union County voters who cast ballots Tuesday, Nov. 6th. Ms Ferrell is 103 years old. She voted at the precinct located at the Beacon Hill Volunteer Fire Department. Ms Ferrell is believed to be the oldest Union County voter go out to vote yesterday. [Continue Reading]

Union County MS 2018 midterm election results

November 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Fifty-four percent of Union County’s 15,542 registered voters turned out for yesterday’s general election, an unusually high number for a “mid-term” election. A hotly contested race for an open U.S. Senate seat, and a challenge to an incumbent District Three circuit judge appeared to be the [Continue Reading]

Robert Vanstory wins competition scholarship

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Robert Vanstory, an Automotive Technology student at the NAHS School of Career & Technical Education, placed first in the Auto Body/Collision Repair Competition during the Higher Education Achieves Demonstrable Skills (HEADS) Festival at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Vanstory won $200 scholarship and [Continue Reading]

Mississippi Senate race analysis: polls predict 2 party run-off

November 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

The “jungle primary” tomorrow, Nov.6, is perhaps the most interesting, most important Mississippi U.S. Senate contest in at least 100 years. It’s called a jungle primary because it’s more or less a free-for-all, in which candidates run without party identification on the ballot. However, two of [Continue Reading]

Square Books’ Christmas recommendations at Luncheon with Books

November 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Ready to start your Christmas shopping? Square Books is coming to New Albany. Tuesday, NOVEMBER 13 a representative from Square Books will be at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library for Luncheon with Books. She will have recommendations for Christmas gifts and new releases for fiction, nonfiction, Mississippi authors, [Continue Reading]
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