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.…
NEMiss.News first graders and time capsules

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 first graders and time capsules

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 first graders and time capsules

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…

Dean Burchfield talks about the burning of New Albany 161 years ago

The burning of New Albany in June 1863 will be historian Dean Burchfield's topic at noon on Thursday, June 20 at the Museum. The event is free and a sack lunch will be provided.
NEMiss.News Michael J. Megelsh book on Adelbert Ames

Museum Moments May 16 features Civil War Book centered on an overlooked Mississippi politician

The May 16 Museum Moments will feature Dr. Michael Megelsh of Blue Mountain Christian University, discussing his book on the life of Adelbert Ames, a MS Reconstruction-era Governor.

Museum to embark on a year of celebrating ‘everything food’ in Union County

The Museum solicits your favorite recipes and the stories associated with cooking, serving, sharing those foods.

Long-awaited Sporting Life of Union County Exhibit to open at the Museum

The Sporting Life of Union County Exhibit to open this week at Museum.
NEMiss.News Union Co. Courthouse 2023 Patriot Day

With These Flags and Crosses We Remember Our Fallen

Union County War Memorial decorated for Patriots' Day 2023
NEMiss.News first graders and time capsules

August Museum Moments Presentation, Jack Elliott Jr, discussed his book, The Ramparts of Infinity, Col. Falkner and the Ripley Railroad.

, On Thursday, at the August Museum Moments, Jack Elliott Jr, discussed his book, The Ramparts of Infinity, Col. Falkner and the Ripley Railroad. Colonel William C. Falkner (1825–1889), was the great-grandfather…
NEMiss.News The Ramparts of Infinity

Jack Elliott to discuss his book about the Ripley Railroad and Col. William C. Falkner

Jack Elliott will discuss his book, To the Ramparts of Infinity" at the August Museum Moments.
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.