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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 Greek Philosopher Diogenes

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 Greek Philosopher Diogenes

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 Greek Philosopher Diogenes

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 Gary Cooper addresses City Board

City Board hears Gary Cooper’s digital sign request, discusses fingerprinting fee, other routine business

The City Board heard Gary Cooper request a variance to allow a digital sign on Wesson Tate Drive.
NEMiss.News Supervisors meeting March 7, 2022

Supervisors transact routine business, approve expenditures, pay changes and more

The Supervisors' May 1 meeting dealt largely with routine monetary business, employee changes.

Sam Creekmore’s “transformative” mental health bill passes both houses of the legislature unanimously

Rep. Sam Creekmore, IV, has authored a "transformative" bill on mental health intervention and treatment.
NEMiss.News County Supervisors March 6, 2023

Union County board dealt with short agenda March 6th

The Union County Board of Supervisors' March 6 meeting dealt with a short agenda of routine county business.
NEMiss.News Johnny Payton at City Board March 7, 2023

New Albany aldermen approve zoning change over objection of neighboring property owners

The City Board settled a zoning disagreement and authorized an auction of surplus departmental property.
NEMiss.News Brandon Presley and Tate Reeves

Races for major statewide offices appear set

The qualification deadline for state elections has passed, and most top races seem set. But folks who watch Mississippi elections know that there can still be surprises in store.
NEMiss.News Speaker Philip Gunn

Mississippians favor Medicaid expansion; Speaker Gunn still says “NO”

Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn stands in the way of Medicaid expansion. Expansion of Medicaid is favored by 80% of Mississippians, who believe it will save lives and keep their hospitals open.
NEMiss.News County Board Meeting 1-17-2023

The Union County Board of Supervisor approves purchase of additional garbage cans, new Argo Responder vehicle

The Union County Board of Supervisors buys garbage cans, deals with several bids, approves personnel actions and training, along with other business at its January 17, 2023 meeting.
NEMiss.News Union County Courthouse

First week of qualifying produces 19 local candidates in Union County

As of 5 p.m. Friday, January 6th, 2023, there were 19 qualifiers for a variety of offices in Union County, Mississippi. Candidates have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 1 to complete qualification for the election
NEMiss.News County Board, January 3, 2023

County Board elects new president, conducts much routine business at first 2023 meeting

The Union County Board of Supervisors elected a new president and transacted a variety of business at its January 3, 2023 meeting. District 2 Supervisor Chad Coffey is the new board president for 2023.
NEMiss.News Union Co. Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford

First day of candidates qualifying brings surprise in Union County

Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford announced on January 3, 2023, that she will not seek reelection. Stanford will retire at the end of her term in 2023.
NEMiss.News Greek Philosopher Diogenes

2023 election battles start today

The 2023 election battle begins today, January 3, 2023, with a February 1 deadline to file for any elective office in Mississippi. Most constitutional offices in the state, from governor to constable, are up for election during 2023.