Archived, searchable posts concerning personal, family, community, state, etc history, which relate events, tales, photos, etc that bring some aspect of our community’s past, culture, heritage or future into focus.

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…
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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.… Patterson, The Best of times, Ireland and Choctaw Nation

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… Patterson, The Best of times, Ireland and Choctaw Nation

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… Patterson, The Best of times, Ireland and Choctaw Nation

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…
NEMiss.News Dr. Ethel Scurlock

February events at Union County Heritage Museum

Union County Heritage Museum's February programs include MS Black Physicians, a Flag Program and continued gathering of exhibit information. The deadline is approaching for submission of information and photos for The Sporting Life in Union County.
NEMiss.News Professional biographer Carl Rollyson

Faulkner Biographer Carl Rollyson to speak at the Museum

Union County Heritage Museum will host a book talk and book signing for Faulkner Biographer Carl Rollyson on July 19, 2022. Volume 2 of his "The Life of William Faulkner" will go on sale in November 2022.
NEMiss.News First Connie Davis Fishing Rodeo

Nominate your local sports hero for upcoming exhibit

The Union County Heritage Museum is asking the public to nominate their local sports heroes for a permanent future exhibit. Check the article for details, then nominate your favorites.
NEMiss.News History Bones at Museum April 2022

History Bones creator at Museum Moments this Thursday noon

History Bones' creator, Lee Harper, aims to make obscure moments in history memorable with skeletons, humor, facts and creativity. See her dioramas at Museum Moments, April 21.
NEMiss.News first graders and time capsules

NAES first graders make time capsules to be opened in 11 years

NAES first graders prepared time capsules that will be opened in 11 years, which will give them a personal look back their senior year.
NEMiss.News Robert Hamblin at Museum Moments 3-17-22

March Museum Moments to feature author and Faulkner scholar, Robert Hamblin

Thursday at Museum Moments, Robert Hamblin, Faulkner Scholar Emeritus of Southeast Missouri State University is the speaker. Hamblin grew up in the Brice's Crossroads area, was instrumental in establishing the Center for Faulkner Studies at the university and in collecting important documents for the collection. The public is invited.
NEMiss.News B. F. Ford School exhibit open at museum

Much to be learned at the B. F. Ford exhibit at Union County Heritage Museum

There is much to be learned at the museum's B.F. Ford School exhibit - about the past and what one motivated person can accomplish. The exhibit will be at the museum through late March.
NEMiss.News Black strings band at Lafayette Springs Hotel

African American String Bands & White Blues is topic at Museum

Music scholar Scott Barretta will discuss African American string bands and white blues at February's Museum Moments. A light lunch will be served; the public is invited.
NEMiss.News Van Atkins fire still billowing morning of 1-22-2001

Fire Chief Mark Whiteside reminisces about dramatic fire at Van Atkins building

New Albany's Fire Chief Mark Whiteside writes about the fire that destroyed the Van Atkins Department Store 21 years ago. He tells how the downtown and many firefighters were spared that night.
NEMiss.News UCTS tudents at Baker home

Museum seeking photos and objects for upcoming B.F. Ford School Exhibit

The Union County Heritage Museum is seeking photos and other artifacts about the B.F. Ford School for an upcoming exhibit. Loaned items will be kept safe and returned when the exhibit ends at the end of March.

The world honors the US labor movement on May 1. Why don’t we?

Why May Day is International Labor Day: The American history lesson I had to leave the US to learn. Patterson, The Best of times, Ireland and Choctaw Nation

Steve Patterson: “The best of times, the worst of times “

  New Albany, MS - Lately I’ve been reacquainting myself with a writer I have, sadly, ignored for over fifty years. I was first introduced to Charles Dickens by my tenth grade English teacher, Ms. Velma Ruth McDonald. Our assignment…