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July 2019

Barbara Ann Williams Rowe, 80

July 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

Barbara Ann Williams Rowe November 13, 1938 – July 30, 2019 Barbara Ann Williams Rowe, 80, passed away on July 30, 2019, after battling an extended illness. She lived a rich life blessed with family and friends and will be greatly missed and always loved. Barbara was born on November 13, 1938 to Harvey and Hazel [More]

Family dog saves lives of its human family members

July 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

A family dog may have saved his human family from death or serious injury in a house fire Tuesday evening. The fire was at 1024 Barksdale Drive in New Albany. The dog itself was injured during the blaze. The man of the house was in the shower when the family pet pushed open the bathroom door. The man saw smoke rolling [More]

Baptist Union County nurse honored with DAISY award

July 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

NEW ALBANY, Miss., July 29, 2019 – Cheyenne McCollum, BSN, RN, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, recently received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, an award given in appreciation of the work nurses do. McCollum, who works on the medical-surgical unit, was nominated by multiple patients. Nurses like [More]

State fire marshall says accelerant found in Thomas Furniture Fire

July 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

Special instruments photographed by the same day as the fire have helped prove an “accelerant” was involved in the blaze that destroyed a million square foot building. Local, state and possibly federal law enforcement officials are involved in investigating the June 26 fire. The building, [More]

Jimmie Dell Mardis, 67

July 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

Jimmie Dell Mardis May 02, 1952 – July 28, 2019   Jimmie Dell (J. D.) Mardis, 67, died Sunday, July 28, 2019, at his sister’s residence near New Albany. He was born on May 2, 1952, in Tippah County, the son of James Floyd Mardis and Macie Ophelia Cobb Mardis. Jimmie was a member of Locust Grove [More]

Rant: Why the “Anybody but Tate” movement has a path to victory in MS

July 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany MS- Rant: An “Anybody but Tate” general election? Only a week from now, Mississippians will choose candidates for the Republican and Democratic nominations for the state’s governor. Who is Reeves’ Democratic opponent? Four term Attorney Jim Hood will be the Democrats’ candidate [More]

Letter to Editor praises efforts for Tanglefoot

July 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

Letter to the Editor: To the great citizens of New Albany and Union County, thank you!  Thank you to the thousands who voted for our beautiful trail to be chosen for the Rail-to-Trail Hall of Fame.  The Tanglefoot Trail has delivered an invaluable boost to our community and this new designation will only add to the [More]

Tanglefoot Trail Voted 2019 Rails to Trails Hall of Fame Inductee

July 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

Rails to Trails Hall of Fame Honors Cultural and Economic Benefits of Mississippi’s Longest Rail-Trail Washington, DC July 23,2019 Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation’s largest trails organization, announced the induction of Mississippi’s Tanglefoot Trail into the Rails to Trails Hall of Fame. The [More]

Doris Young, 93

July 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Doris Young November 16, 1925 – July 25, 2019   Doris Elizabeth Roe Young, 93, died Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Baptist Hospital Columbus in Columbus, MS. She was born November 16, 1925, in Kansas City, MO., to Barney and Marie Alma Lee Roe. She was a member of New Albany Presbyterian Church. She was a [More]

Olivia Beatrice Bowen, 58

July 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Olivia Beatrice Bowen March 29, 1961 – July 26, 2019   Olivia Beatrice Bowen, 58, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019 at New Albany Health and Rehab. She was born March 29, 1961 in Leachville, AR to William Lonnie Benefield and Evie Beatrice Womack Benefield. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She enjoyed [More]
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