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October 2017

Buddy Wayne Merritt, 41

October 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Buddy Wayne Merritt October 12, 1976 – October 30, 2017 Pontotoc-Buddy Wayne Merritt, age 41, died Monday, October 30, 2017 in Southaven, MS. He was born October 12, 1976 in Tupelo, MS to M.C. Merritt and Analese Willard Merritt. He was a self-employed truck driver. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He [More]

Union Co. Heritage Museum invites public to opening of its new addition

October 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

The public is invited to the much-anticipated grand opening of the Union County Heritage Museum addition this Sunday, November 5, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. “We are grateful that the project is competed and that the public can come in the front door and tour the facility on which we have worked so long and hard ,” said [More]

Dr. Joseph D. Callicutt, 66

October 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Dr. Joseph D. Callicutt February 19, 1951 – October 28, 2017   Dr. Joseph Daniel Callicutt, Sr. “Dan”, age 66, formerly of New Albany, Mississippi, passed away on October 28, 2017 in Brandon, Mississippi. Dr. Callicutt owned the New Albany Small Animal Clinic, where he practiced veterinary medicine for [More]

Van crashes into Glendale Road home, law enforcement is investigating

October 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

A 2.5 ton truck crashed through an occupied house on Glendale Road Monday afternoon, sending  emergency vehicles speeding to the scene. First responders compare notes, just in front of the breached exterior wall of the home. At about 4:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, a Chevrolet 1500 van left the pavement and crashed [More]

NAHS student athlete speaks to Girl Scouts

October 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Albany High School student athlete Avery Grace Shaw spoke to Girl Scout Troop 23016 on Friday, October 20. Shaw, a senior and two sport athlete, told girls about the sports she had participated in over the years, as well as the time commitment and dedication it takes to play high school sports.  She told the [More]

Ingomar Mounds event conjures thoughts of what might have been

October 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Union County Heritage Museum’s annual Ingomar Mounds event is an experience that helps puts things in perspective. It’s the site of a “platform” mound, now about 28 feet high, that was built by the “Indians” about 300 BC, during the prehistoric time archaeologists call the [More]

Joe Lewis Hale, 84

October 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Joe Lewis Hale October 19, 1933 – October 29, 2017 Myrtle-Joe Lewis Hale, age 84, died at his home. He was born October 19, 1933 to Ruby Lewis Hale and Cassie Herdon Hale. He was a member of Old Oak Grove Baptist Church. He retired from Dover Elevation in Horn Lake after 31 years of service. Services will be [More]

Clarence Vardaman Thomas, 94

October 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Clarence Vardaman Thomas February 26, 1923 – October 28, 2017   Reverend C. V. Thomas, 94, died Saturday, October 28, 2017, at his residence near New Albany. He was born in Union County on February 26, 1923, the son of Joseph Daniel and Lillie Saylors Thomas. Reverend Thomas was a retired minister of the [More]

Walmart Truck Drivers Raise $1,000 for New Albany High School

October 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

The New Albany transportation office has chosen New Albany High School to receive a $1,000 Walmart donation as part of Walmart’s commitment to education. Private Fleet truck drivers for Walmart – already among the safest drivers in the country – drove extra carefully during the week from July 22 [More]

Bobbie Jean Thompson, 81

October 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bobbie Jean Thompson November 29, 1935 – October 25, 2017 Bobbie Jean Thompson, 81, was born November 29, 1935, in New Albany, the daughter of Robert and Lottie Hill Jones. She was a retired nurses aide and was a member of Grace Pointe Church of God. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017, at [More]
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