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One killed in Sunday motorcycle accident

August 11, 2019 // 1 Comment

A Union County man was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday evening on Highway 15 near Ingomar. Kelley Akin, born in 1958, was killed at approximately 8:45 p.m. Sunday, August 11, when his motorcycle collided with a motor vehicle. The accident occurred a short distance south of the intersection of Highway 15 and [More]

Union County 2019 Primary Election results

August 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

The 2019 Primary Election results for Union County MS are as follows. In the Union County Sheriff’s race, incumbent Democrat Jimmy Edwards had 1954 votes (76.24%) against Danny Dillard’s 592 votes (23.15%) in the Democrat primary. Edwards will face Ashley Kidd (R) , 2601 votes (55.67%), who defeated (R)  [More]

New ownership at Union Lumber Company

August 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

After 117 years of continuous operation by the family that originally founded it, Union Lumber Company of New Albany is under new ownership. Hugh Stephens, Jr., grandson of Edgar J. Stephens, Sr., who founded Union Lumber in 1902, handled the sale of the company to Terry R. Young of New Albany. The sale was closed on [More]

Clerk’s office getting ready for tomorrow’s vote

August 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford and Election Commissioner Wes Creighton are shown Monday morning, August 5, as they prepare for Tuesday’s primary elections. Steel ballot boxes for some of Union County’s 20 precincts are seen on the floor with them. Candidates will be chosen in both Democratic and [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]

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]

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]

New Albany NEXT report lists possible focus points

July 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

About 70 New Albany citizens heard New Albany NEXT focus points that could guide much of the city’s future development. A report presented last week proposed a number of areas for improvement and development. Last year the New Albany Board of Aldermen authorized the Orion Planning + Design group of DeSoto County [More]

2019 Tallahatchie Riverfest seeks artists and vendors

July 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

Calling all artists, makers, and vendors of all sorts! The Tallahatchie Riverfest Committee is now accepting applications for the 2019 Arts Market & Marketplace. Applications can be found online at or by emailing a request for one at [More]

County Board 15Jul 2019: Census Bureau resolution request

July 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

An appearance by U.S. Census Bureau “partnership specialist” brought a cool response from the Union County Board of Supervisors Monday morning, July 15th. Brenda McGaha, who identified herself as an employee of the Census Bureau, presented each supervisor and others in the meeting room with a folder [More]
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