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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…
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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.… Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union Countyl 2019 Leapfrog award

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… Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union Countyl 2019 Leapfrog award

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… Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union Countyl 2019 Leapfrog award

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…
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New Albany close to ordering shutdown in face of public’s ignoring advice to stay at home

New Albany officials considering much stronger restrictions to mitigate COVID-19 spread City officials may be close to ordering a shelter-in-place or quarantine for New Albany, because they feel many people are still not taking the situation…

Union County supervisors locking doors to all offices

Additional restrictions imposed on access to Union County buildings The Union County Board of Supervisors has further restricted access to county buildings to help protect employees and the public from the spread of the coronavirus. “The…
Northeast MS news MS coronavirus cases

STAY HOME: MS COVID-19 cases climb, first Pontotoc case reported

The Mississippi Department of Health's daily report shows a continuing increase of positive coronavirus cases. This morning, the report lists a total of 207 cases statewide, an increase of 67 from yesterday’s report. The Mississippi death…
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Crowd at Tupelo Furniture Market; Tupelo mayor promises another order

A crowd gathered at the Tupelo Furniture Market on Coley Road two days after that city issued an executive order discouraging crowds because of the coronavirus crisis. According to signs posted within ten feet of the Coley Road pavement,…

New Albany officials order restaurant dining rooms closed

City of New Albany orders restaurants to close dining rooms New Albany officials have ordered all restaurants in the city to close in-facility dining effective at midnight Friday, March 20. Restaurants may offer curbside or delivery service. The…
Northeast MS news Tupelo orders social distancing

Tupelo government orders “social distancing” restrictions on restaurants, other retailers 

Tupelo MS - With respect to the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Tupelo has ordered "social distancing" restrictions on when and how restaurants in Northeast Mississippi’s largest city may operate. For the short term the city’s proclamation…
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Lee County Sheriff Helps Feed Truckers

Tupelo- Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson released a statement on Wednesday saying “With more and more of our restaurants limiting their dining room access, it is becoming harder for our truck driving friends to find places to eat. We will be…

State health department says delay elective surgery due to equipment shortage

Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton reports that the state health department is calling for postponement of elective surgery due a shortage of protective medical equipment connected to the coronavirus spread. Here is the…
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Homeland Security warns concerning hoax messages on social media

Union County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Curt Clayton wants the public to be aware of the following message: Please see attached image. As reported by Mississippi Office of Homeland Security (MOHS), this messaging…

Coronavirus testing available in Tupelo at MedPlus

Wednesday morning MSDH reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi in eight counties. Counties with their first #coronavirus cases are Bolivar, DeSoto, Madison and Perry. The state total now stands at 34, with 513 individuals tested. One…
Northeast MS news Packed with Love

Sack lunches are being “Packed with Love” in Potts Camp

With schools closed in response to the coronavirus threat across our country, there are many families whose children may not be receiving enough nutritious meals. In Northeast Mississippi, many individuals and organizations are stepping up to… Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union Countyl 2019 Leapfrog award

Baptist Union County, new visitor guidelines

New Albany, MS Baptist Memorial Hospital has updated visitor guidelines in response to coronavirus disease 2019. Effective immediately: To protect patients and employees and help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),…