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Something as basic as thinking for oneself is key to the continued success of our community according to columnist Bill Crawford of Meridian, who was guest speaker at the Union County Development Association annual membership meeting this past wee. 

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Sharon McConnell-Dickerson’s “Cast of Blues” life cast exhibit has taken her all over the world: Cognac, France; Chicago, Illinois; Kansas City, Missouri; Albuquerque, New Mexico, and now the Mississippi artist is adding New Albany, Mississippi to her list.

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The Union County American Cancer Society Relay for Life event will be held this Friday, June 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Union County Fairgrounds.  This year’s theme is “Decades Blast from the Past – Making Cancer History.”

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New Albany Main Street is bringing two fun, competitive events to Freedom Fest weekend. On Saturday, June 29, during the first annual Blackberry Jubilee, there will be Smoke on the Water grill competition and an ACL (American Cornhole League) regional tournament.

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MYRTLE • Though she’s never worked with fondant and her only real baking experience comes from watching others do it and enjoying sweets made by her mother and sister, Emily Cook found herself saying, “I can do that,” while streaming a baking competition show in 2018.

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Ebenezer A.R.P. Church was filled with friends of the late John David Pennebaker Friday to mark the official naming of a section of Highway 15 in his honor.

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Two life-long Union County residents were honored for their community service Monday night at the annual meeting of the Union County Development Association (UCDA).

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The Magnolia Recreation and Resource Center will hold a Health Fair for those 55 years old and older Wednesday, June 19, 9 a.m. to noon at the Community Center, 307 Wilson St.

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The Union County Board of Supervisors this past week accepted a bid to construct an access road through the Martintown North Industrial Park on Hwy. 30 West. The road will go from Hwy. 30 near the Wal-Mart Distribution Center entrance across the property to County Road 54.

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Maie Smith, the group tour director at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, will be the guest for Luncheon with Books at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library Tuesday, June 18.

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A ceremony will be held this Friday, June 7, dedicating a section of Hwy. 15 to the memory of John David Pennebaker, who is credited with passage of the state’s 1987 landmark four-lane highway program.

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This year’s Golden Hammer award from the Union County Historical Society went to BNA Bank. The award was presented at this annual meeting this past week.

The New Albany Main Street Association is jumping into June with community events for all ages and a variety of interests. Director of Main Street, Billye Jean Stroud, said, “I want to personally invite everybody out to enjoy our beautiful town this month. We are joined by many hard-working …

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Union County has voted to partner with Three Rivers Planning & Development District in a program offering free assistance with Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan counseling during the open enrollment period from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Free assistance will be available from the count…

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The case of Marlon Howell, convicted in 2001 of the 2000 capital murder of retired postal worker David Pernell, will be examined on the cable news program “Death Row Stories” Sunday, June 9.

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The Union County Heritage Museum’s annual Fossil Road Show set this Saturday June 8, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., has a new twist this year with the addition of Family Science Day.  The event will offer hands-on STEM activities and learning stations for parents and children as well as the focus on …

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The Mississippi Department of Public Safety’s Driver Service Bureau is launching a new initiative called the Jump Start program (STudents Access to Road Test) that will include computer testing and processing for first-time permits. This program will better accommodate students and parents i…

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New Albany firefighters who recently rescued a handicapped woman unharmed from a fire inside her house said the case demonstrates the advantages of having working smoke detectors in a house.

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U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), who represented Mississippi in Congress for more than 45 years, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning in Oxford.  Services are pending.

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Third graders in the New Albany and Union County school districts are among the best readers in the state, according to the 3rd Grade Reading Language Arts Assessment results released by the Mississippi Department of Education.

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The Union County Board of Supervisors received bids this past week to construct an access road through the Martintown North Industrial Park. The road will go from Hwy. 30 near the Wal-Mart Distribution Center entrance across the property to County Road 54.

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The Union County Relay for Life event will be held June 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Union County Fairgrounds.  This year’s theme is “Decades” Blast from the Past – Making Cancer History.

Baileytown Farm in New Albany became the first farm in Union County to become Certified Naturally Grown. Farmer Kelly Coltharp, a fifth generation farmer on her family’s land, was certified in January for her natural growing practices which promote ecological balance and replenish the soil.

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The Mississippi Library Commission recently named 12 public library systems as Mississippi Library Stars for FY 2017.   The concept of Library Stars comes from the national professional magazine, Library Journal.  The publication separates library systems into categories by expenditures that…

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Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County has been awarded an ‘A’ patient safety rating in the spring 2019 Hospital Safety Score by Leapfrog, a national patient safety watchdog group.

The New Albany Next Plan Advisory Group has scheduled three area meetings to gather input from the public into plans for the city’s future.  The advisory group was organized to help guide the plan process and has named the plan “New Albany Next.” The meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. on May…

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The Biscuits & Jam Farmers’ Market will start its new season on Thursday, June 6, from 4 until 7 p.m., at the corner of Bankhead and Main Street, adjacent to Fred’s. The market will run Thursday nights (with the exception of July 4), and will end on Aug. 1. Locally grown fresh produce wi…

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Marquel Conner, Unit Director for the Boys & Girls Club of New Albany, was recently named the Full Time Professional of the Year for the Boys & Girls Club in Mississippi.