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Kevin Walls seeking District 3 MS Senate seat

June 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

Kevin Walls is a Pontotoc County native running for the District 3 State Senate seat. Kevin spent his younger years working on his family’s farm. There he gained a valuable work ethic for his future endeavors. Upon graduating South Pontotoc High School in 1983, he felt led to serve his country in the Mississippi [More]

Steve Patterson: “Baloney is not cheap!”

June 13, 2019 // 3 Comments

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed. –Adolf Hitler   Alabama’s Governor George C. Wallace once appeared on a Sunday talk show during his heyday as a demagogic segregationist. There, he proclaimed a profound truth — one that has stood the test of time, and [More]

UCDA speaker’s words are right on the money

June 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Meridian writer Bill Crawford was recruited by UCDA Executive Director Phil Nanney to be the speaker for this year’s UCDA Banquet. We’ve known Crawford slightly for 23 years and thought him an excellent choice. He did not disappoint. His remarks about what is good — and what is disturbing — [More]

Senator Thad Cochran dies at age 81

May 31, 2019 // 0 Comments Editor’s Note:  Much has been published since the death early yesterday of Mississippi’s Senator Thad Cochran. By far the best story we have seen is by, which includes many details of his long and distinguished service to the State of Mississippi and to the U. S. [More]

State Route 6 closed for repairs in Lee County

May 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS: State Route 6 closed in Lee County. WHO: The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). WHAT: Temporary highway closure. Stay updated with live travel information at or download the MDOT Traffic mobile app. WHEN: Monday, May 20, 2019. WHERE: State Route 6 between County Road 452 [More]

USA Dance enjoyed “Dancing into Spring” at the Home & Garden Show

April 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

On Saturday, April 5th, five members of the USA Dance Northeast Mississippi Chapter experienced the New Albany Home and Garden Club Show in Downtown New Albany. What a fantastic event! There was live music, good food and of course lots of information on horticulture. USA Dance members  Zachary and Alexandra Hopper, [More]

Great American Cleanup Day in New Albany

March 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Keep America Beautiful® Great American Cleanup® is the nation’s largest community improvement program, which takes place annually in an estimated 20,000 communities nationwide. The event, now in its 21st year, is designed to help end littering, improve recycling and beautify our national communities. Thanks to [More]

Letter to the Editor: Republican primary “a very significant election”

March 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Received March 19, 2019   Dear Editor, I hope this letter finds you well. After reading your March 14, 2019 titled “2019 Union County election: fewer candidates, fewer GOP hopefuls,” and the social media comments that followed, I felt there were a few points that needed to be clarified. You are correct in [More]

Man arrested in New Albany stabbing incident is identified

February 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany Police Chief Christ Robertson told Sunday that Lane D. Mitchell, age 18, of New Albany, is the person arrested for the stabbing incident Saturday night in downtown New Albany. Roberston said Mitchell, who is white, is charged with aggravated assault. The victim is a 36-year-old white man from [More]

Stabbing reported in downtown New Albany

February 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

A man was reportedly stabbed between 9:30pm and 10:00pm Saturday evening, February 9th, at or near the Tallahatchie Gourmet restaurant in New Albany. The stabbing victim was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo for treatment. At least one man was arrested by New Albany police.   For follow-up [More]
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