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October 2017

Local barber arrested, charged with child molestation

October 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Albany Police Chief, Chris Robertson, has confirmed to NAnewsweb.com the circumstances surrounding the child molestation arrest of a local barber. Larry Hamblin, 71, was arrested yesterday, October 5th, and charged with two crimes, including three counts of sexual molestation and three counts of sexual battery.  [More]

Library News for September; October calendar

October 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Library News September 2017: The library has been busy since schools are in session again. There were 3900 visits to the library this month. There were new library cards issued for New Albany and Union County citizens. The library has new books arriving for children and teens, as a result of grants that have been [More]

City Board, October 2017: Kratom, Junior Alderman, water discussed

October 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

A locally available “herbal” drug and the Junior Alderman program were among items drawing new interest at the October Board of Aldermen meeting, Tuesday October 3rd. New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson spoke to the board about the local availability of an “herbal” drug called Kratom. [More]

Ducks’ splashdown set Saturday at noon during RiverFest

October 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ducks are getting ready for their big race on the Tallahatchie River this Saturday. The fourth annual Rubber Duck Regatta gets underway at noon off the river bridge in New Albany. The ducks’ lucky owners will win over $1000 in cash prizes. Approximately 2000 yellow ducks will race to the finish line under the [More]

New Albany High School 2017 Homecoming court, schedule

October 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Albany High School Homecoming Court 2017 2017 NAHS Homecoming Court (click to enlarge/download) Front Row L to R: Crown Bearer: Kayden Carruthers, Queen Victoria Brown, Flower Girl: Annsley Coleman 2nd Row L to R: Esteban Contreras and Jordan Lipsey 3rd Row L to R: Maid Rachel Rainey, Jarred Ligon, Maid Sanders [More]

Supervisors, October 2: Sheriff asks board to declare herbal drug illegal

October 3, 2017 // 4 Comments

At the Board of Supervisors’ October 2 meeting, Sheriff Jimmy Edwards has asked the Union County Board to make a locally available “herbal” drug illegal. “Kratom” is a naturally occurring substance made from the leaves of an evergreen tree in the coffee family, which is native to [More]

Kratom: balm for opioid addicts or bane of law enforcement?

October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

The kratom tree, specifically its glossy green leaves, has been used for centuries by Asians to boost energy, treat coughing, diarrhea, chronic pain and opium addiction. Kratom leaves Kratom, known in the scientific world as Mitragyna speciosa, is a member of the Rubiaceae family, which also includes coffee plants. [More]
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