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June 2017

Roy Edward Caldwell, 80

June 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Roy Edward Caldwell (August 8, 1936 – June 28, 2017) Roy Edward Caldwell, 80, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born August 8, 1936 in the New Harmony community to the late Luther Wesley and Lydia Pearl Lee Caldwell. He served in the U.S. Air Force Tops In Blue [More]

Mississippi Power to Suspend Gasification at Kemper County Power Plant

June 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

MS Public Service Commission news release JACKSON, Mississippi – On June 28th, Mississippi Power Company notified the Mississippi Public Service Commission that it will immediately suspend lignite coal gasification operations at its Kemper County facility; the plant will continue operating as a natural gas plant. [More]

East Union teams win at state TRAC Bridge Building Challenge

June 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Jackson, Miss.—Middle and high school students from around the state recently competed in the annual Transportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC™) Bridge Building Challenge at the Clyde Muse Center on the Rankin campus of Hinds Community College in Pearl. TRAC™ is an education outreach program of the Mississippi [More]

Loyd Hugh “Baby” Coleman, 82

June 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Loyd Hugh “Baby” Coleman (January 10, 1935 – June 27, 2017)   NEW ALBANY – Funeral services for Lloyd Hugh “Baby” Coleman, 82, are set for 11 AM on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at the Theo Church of Christ with visitation one hour prior at 10 AM. Interment and graveside services will be at Oaks [More]

Anne B. Brown, 82

June 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Anne B. Brown (July 10, 1934 – June 27, 2017) She was born July 10, 1934 in Memphis. She graduated from Humes High School in Memphis. She retired from McDonald-Lock Company. She is survived by her daughters, Emily Ruth Morgan, Pamela Ann Haynes, Peggy Lynn McPheerson and Karen Lee Sanders; her sons, Robert [More]

Uncle Sam Band performance to benefit city, county band programs

June 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Sam Band will perform in a benefit concert on July 1st at the Magnolia Civic Center here in New Albany. This is a benefit concert to help support local school band programs in the county and city schools. About Uncle Sam* Uncle Sam Band, then. Uncle Sam played their first paying gig in 1970. The band was started [More]

Car chase followed by foot chase sends man to hospital

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Following a foot chase, Nigel Wooten, age 22, of Memphis, ended up at Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County Monday after fleeing New Albany Police Department (NAPD) officers. The incident began at around 12:30 p.m. when an NAPD officer attempted to stop the man on Interstate 22 for a traffic violation. The [More]

Wrong pedal pushed at the wrong time and it’s “lights out”

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

In New Albany, a foot on the wrong pedal and three seconds can add unwanted drama to a mild summer afternoon. Shortly after 2 pm, Monday, June 26th, a motorist leaving a parking area on the north side of Bankhead Street took a swift ride backwards across Bankhead.  The quick trip ended with the rear end of her car [More]

Former New Albany coach enters National Coaches Hall of Fame

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ben Jones, who coached at New Albany (then W.P. Daniel) High School, was inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) 2017 Hall of Fame on June 20th. His successful New Albany stint was Coach Jones’ last stop in a successful, multi-layered career of coaching, molding athletes, and [More]

Amy Nicole Reed, 30

June 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Amy Reed (May 5, 1987 – June 23, 2017) New Albany-Amy Nicole Reed, 30, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was born May 5, 1987 in Jackson, MS to Donnie McCullough and Joy Callicutt McCullough of New Albany. She was a high school math teacher. She loved teaching and helping [More]
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