Archived, searchable stories about issues that affect the healthcare of the community. May include local providers, government actions or inactions, national initiatives, etc.  that affect our healthcare.

NEMiss.News Dr. Shane Scott at IMPC, COVID-19

Dr. Shane Scott: “COVID is not going away.” What you should know.

  NEW ALBANY, MS - “COVID is not going to go away,” a prominent northeast Mississippi physician told NEMISS.NEWS last week. “I suspect it is going to be one of the illnesses, such as the flu, ordinary head colds and strep, which…
Northeast MS Homeless at Tupelo library

Tupelo man says home overrun by homeless, asks its removal from demolition list

Tupelo, MS - The first Tupelo City Council meeting of the year, January 7, 2020, was not without drama. Mr. Frank Agnew, an area homeowner, went before the council in an attempt to save his property. The home is currently in a state of disrepair,…
New Albany MS. Christmas at the Museum 2018

2019 Christmas at the Museum, December 14

Mingle and Jingle with Santa, enjoys crafts and holiday refreshments on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 until 12 noon at the Union County Heritage Museum for the annual Christmas event. Part of the holiday season that has become a tradition is…
concrete pad

Some work complete on industrial park enhancements

Work is partly complete on projects to attract more industry to Union County. A concrete pad for a shell building and a nearby industrial access road have been done. Steel was expected to be going up soon for a 100,000-square-foot shell building…
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Body of missing man Scott McQuary found Tuesday morning

Members of the Union County Sheriff’s Department found the body of 49-year-old Scott McQuary Tuesday morning in a sand pit off County Road 14. The case was under investigation Tuesday but Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said no foul play was suspected…
New Albany MS Doggie dining in MS

Doggie Dining: Coming to a restaurant near you?

JACKSON, Miss. – Beginning Friday, November 1, 2019, a new Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) policy will allow "doggie dining." Restaurant patrons will be able to dine with their pet dogs under certain conditions. Patterned…
New Albany, MS Gobble gobble, Patterson home open at Thanksgiving

Gobble, Gobble — Wobble, Wobble— Happy Thanksgiving!

“Praise God from whom all blessings flow...” --The Doxology    There is something very special in the air. It’s an air of gratitude, an air filled with the fragrance of hope and Thanksgiving. This year’s bounty has been harvested.…
NEMiss.News Baptist Leap Frog Grade A

Career & Technology Day, May 13, to include job fair

The New Albany School of Career & Technical Education is planning Career & Technology Day for May 13. This year plans are being made to add a job fair component to the event for New Albany High School juniors and seniors, as well…
NEMiss.News Baptist Leap Frog Grade A

New Albany in running for music series grant-here’s how to vote

NEW ALBANY, MS - Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America, the City of New Albany hopes to qualify as one of the 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP Grant Awards. What…
NEMiss.News Baptist Leap Frog Grade A

NAMS Howlin’ on the RIver Color Run set for October 31

Walk, jog, and run your way toward a healthier life while raising funds for New Albany Middle School! The color run is open to EVERYONE in the community and we encourage you to join us. The My School Color Run will feature…

MississippiCare, providing healthcare regardless of ability to pay, has grand opening

MississippiCare now providing local healthcare, regardless of ability to pay.
NEmiss.News Baptist Hosp. Community Health faiar

Community Health Fair offers free information, screening, vaccines, goodies worth many $$

Baptist Hospital-Union County gathered lots of free health care and information under one large tent.

Baptist Union County Hosting Community Health Fair

Baptist Union County will host a free Health Fair on October 5th.
Nemiss.News Walmart Wellness Day
NEMiss.News Baptist Back to School health fair 2022

Baptist Union County to host back-to-school health fair

Baptist Hospital's Back to School Health Fair coming soon to New Albany

Baptist Union County selects Service First Champion for the quarter

Congratulations to Anna Rasberry, R.N., recently named Baptist's Service First Champion.
NEMiss.News Baptist Baby Fair 2023

Baptist Hospital Union County presents its Baby Fair 2023

Baptist Union County's popular annual Baby Fair will be Tuesday April 25, 2023 - free to the public.
NEMiss.News Autism Awareness Day proclaimed

Mayor Tim Kent proclaims Autism Awareness Day

Mayor Tim Kent proclaims April 1st as Autism Awareness Day in New Albany. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union Countyl 2019 Leapfrog award

Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County earns “A” rating for Community Benefit

Baptist Hospital Union County has earned an A rating recognizing its investment in the community it serves. The Lown Institute Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility is the first ranking of the social responsibility of 3600 hospitals nationwide.
NEMiss/News Baptist Cancer Center

Commission on Cancer accredits Baptist Cancer Center-Union County

Baptist Union County's Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, which is dedicated to patient survival and quality of life. In addition, Baptist Cancer Center has the Mid-South's first adult myelosuppression unit for chemotherapy patients who have blood production problems.
NEMiss.News Joann Burks Service First Champion

Baptist Union County selects Service First Quarterly Champion

Congratulations to Joann Burks, RN, recently named the quarterly Service First Champion for Baptist Hospital Union County.
NEMiss.News Baptist Leap Frog Grade A

Leapfrog Group awards Baptist Union County ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade for Fall of 2022

Congratulations to Baptist-Union County and its excellent staff, who have again earned an 'A' rating from the LeapFrog Group. The Fall 2022 assessment recognizes the facility for protecting patients from preventable harm and errors.