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Union Co. responder training goal: work traffic incidents safely

September 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Union County Emergency Responders are introduced to the National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program issued by Congress, which authorized the SHRP 2 (second Strategic Highway Research Program) in 2005. SHRP 2  is designed to investigate the underlying causes of highway crashes and congestion in a [Continue Reading]

Union County Theater Program students prepare “Cinderella”

September 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Union County Theater Program students are rehearsing “Cinderella,” a modern musical comedy version of a 2,000 year-old love story. They will perform it next month on the stage of the Cine Theater in New Albany’s Magnolia Civic Center. The earliest known version of the Cinderella story was recorded a [Continue Reading]

Annual Faulkner & Folk Art Exhibit opens September 22

September 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

The opening of the fourth annual Faulkner and Folk Art Exhibit will be Friday, September 22, 5 – 7 PM, at the Union County Heritage Museum, 114 Cleveland Street in New Albany. This year’s featured book – art challenge is William Faulkner’s The Big Woods.  Artists from across the south have created pieces [Continue Reading]

Reserve seating now for UCDA’s B2B Luncheon, September 21st

September 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

The next installment of our B2B Luncheon Series, sponsored by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2017, in the Magnolia Room of the Magnolia Civic Center. The program, provided by Mr. Alan Greer and Bancorpsouth, will feature Mr. Jerome Gentry, business development officer [Continue Reading]

Jon Michael Gooch, 45

September 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Michael Gooch April 21, 1972 – September 15, 2017 New Albany-Jon Michael Gooch, age 45, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County. He was born April 21, 1972 in Cleveland, MS to Jerry Gooch and Mary Ann Spencer Gooch. He grew up in Greenville, MS and moved to Union [Continue Reading]

Park improvements to be made for Tallahatchie Riverfest

September 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Thousands of people from across the region are expected to visit New Albany for this year’s annual Tallahatchie Riverfest, on October 6 and 7th. While the influx of visitors is good news for New Albany’s economy, the growth in the crowds has presented its own set of challenges. The festival, now in its [Continue Reading]

Sheriff’s investigation of Myrtle shooting death continues

September 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

An autopsy was performed last week in Jackson on the body of Fred Nugent, age 56, who died after a gun battle near Myrtle, Friday, Sept. 1. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards told on Wednesday, September 13th, that the autopsy report had not yet been received from the State of Mississippi Crime [Continue Reading]

New Albany police search for missing Collierville man/ UPDATED

September 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

UPDATE: 9:40 PM, September 13, 2017:  Early Wednesday evening, New Albany Chief of Police Chris Robertson furnished the following information to Using a special canine search animal, a body, which may have been that of Eric Bonner, was found Wednesday afternoon in the small wooded area immediately east [Continue Reading]

2017 Patriot Day Service honors fallen, those who serve

September 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Since 2001, Sept. 11 has been known as Patriot Day, designated first by Congress and President George W. Bush, then by President Barack Obama, and now by President Donald Trump. It was initially celebrated to honor and remember the people who were lost on September 11, 2001. In 2012, the name was changed to Patriot [Continue Reading]

Blind man’s “buff” at the New Albany Best Western?

September 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

The last of three local women involved in a Thursday afternoon strong-arm robbery was taken into custody and charged today (September 9th). According to law enforcement sources, the three local women met up with and robbed the victim at the Best Western hotel in New Albany, then escaped from the premises.  Christina [Continue Reading]
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