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New Albany Policeman suspended

August 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

An officer with the rank of “patrolman corporal” has been suspended with pay from the New Albany Police Department (NAPD). The New Albany Board of Aldermen, meeting as the city’s personnel board, met Thursday night to consider a recommendation that the officer be fired. The alderman took the recommendation [More]

Letter to Editor: Should citizens carry weapons to combat mass shootings?

August 13, 2019 // 1 Comment

Editor’s note: received this opinion piece from one of our readers. As always, we solicit thoughts and opinions from our community. In the wake of the mass shootings that have recently taken place in both Texas and California, many people are once again taking to social media in an effort to [More]

MS Health Dept. warns it’s West Nile virus season

August 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS- Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2019, bringing the state total to five this year. The new cases were reported in Forrest and Lamar counties. Three previous cases were reported in Smith, Hinds and Copiah counties in July. In [More]

Boman seeks reelection as Union County Coroner

August 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

Pam Boman, a Democrat, is seeking reelection to the job of Union County Coroner. She has performed that job for six years. Prior to being elected coroner, she served our community for many years as an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) worker. “As an EMS worker, I shed tears, shared memories, and built good [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]

Union County Teen vaccine clinics scheduled/ UPDATED

July 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

UPDATED By Health Department 7-24-2019:  Many Mississippi State Department of Health county health departments will hold special school registration immunization clinics for adolescents ages 10-17 next week. No appointment will be necessary. All clinic times are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Union County Health [More]

JFK Jr. – Not with a bang but a whimper

July 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. “The Hollow Men”     T. S. Eliot John F. Kennedy, Jr. (JFK Jr.) died twenty years ago today, aged 38, when he flew his airplane into the ocean off the Massachusetts coast. His [More]

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 // 5 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]
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