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Walls campaigns in New Albany for MS Senate seat

August 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Kevin Walls was seen in recent days out and about in New Albany following the August 6th primaries.  He will be in the Republican run-off election for the District 3 Mississippi Senate seat. New Albany has been a key battleground area for all of the candidates following the qualifying deadline for the District 3 [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]

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]

2019-2020 Back-to-School Health Fair: alas, no snow

August 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County hosted the 2019-2020 Back-to-School Health Fair on Saturday morning August 10, 2019. The ever-popular event gets kids off to a good start, healthwise, with a variety of health screenings (eyes, ears, height, weight, blood pressure, etc). Additionally, lots of pertinent health [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]

CJ Bright is candidate for Third District Supervisor

August 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

CJ Bright is announcing his candidacy as a Republican for the Third District Supervisor of Union County. Mr. Bright makes his home with his wife Abby and three children Ray (15), Annie Bine (8), and Heidi (18 months), on a cattle farm in the North Haven Community. CJ is self-employed as a residential and commercial [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]
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