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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…
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 Sheriff Edwards at BOS 11-6-2023

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 Sheriff Edwards at BOS 11-6-2023

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 Sheriff Edwards at BOS 11-6-2023

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…

Final (unofficial) results of March 12, 2024 election night tally and “What’s Next?”

Results of the March 12 election in Union County , MS and what's the next major event on the election calendar.

Livestream of Union County Election results 3-12-2024

Click to view a live stream broadcast of the March 12, 2024 vote count in Union County Mississippi.
NEMiss.News Board of Supervisors 3-4-2024

Union Co. Supervisors receive bids on Martintown North ARC project, authorize land purchase

Union County Supervisors move on Martintown North Industrial Park ARC project, buy Pennebaker land and more.
NEmiss.News House passes Medicaid expansion bill

Mississippi House passes Medicaid expansion bill; Senate drafting their own version

The Mississippi House has passed a Medicaid expansion bill. The Senate is currently drafting its own version.
NEMiss.News Terry Young at City Board Feb. 2024

New Albany Mayor and Board of Aldermen Address Community Concerns and Approve Key Projects

The City Board of Aldermen discussed city infrastructure improvements, improved spectator areas at NAHS baseball field and more.
NEMiss.News Union Co. Courthouse

Union County Board of Supervisors Meeting Highlights – February 5, 2024

Union Co. Supervisors transacted routine business, including renewal of Baptist Hospital lease and approving funds to renovate Library bathrooms.

Union Co. Supervisors address Portable Homes, other business at first meeting of 2024

Union County Supervisors set code for Portable Homes, transacted routine business at first meeting of 2024.

Union County Supervisor’s December Meetings Recap

Union County Supervisors set public hearing on Portable Homes Ordinance, take garbage fee changes under advisement, transace other business.
NEMiss.News Judge Jacqueline Mask in Union County Courthouse

Union County officials sworn in December 18, 2023

Union County office holders sworn in at Union County Courthouse ceremony
NEMiss.News County Supervisors, November 20, 2023

Union Co. Supervisors cover a lot of business, defer action on Jail food

Union County Supervisors handle a lot of routine county business at November 20 meeting.
NEMiss.News NA City Board, Nov. 7, 2023

New Albany City Board meeting for November 2023

City Board transacts monthly business in quick November 7, 2023 meeting.
NEMiss.News Sheriff Edwards at BOS 11-6-2023

Union Co. Supervisors buy dump trucks, approve allowing partial property tax payments

Union Co. Supervisors approve partial property tax payments, buy dump trucks and more at 11-6-2023 meeting.