Tag Archive for: Pontotoc county

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…
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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,…
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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.…

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…

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…

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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Local cattleman sues agribusiness giant over deaths of livestock

An Ecru cattleman has sued a $6 billion agribusiness in poisoning deaths of seven head of livestock killed by ammonia runoff. Meanwhile, questions have arisen about the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's monitoring procedures.
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NEMiss.News Storm Damage

Strong winds, possible lightning strike cause widespread damage Wednesday in northeast Mississippi

Powerful storms cause widespread damage in northeast Mississippi, but no serious injuries reported thus far.
Northeast MS news Tupelo orders social distancing

Area cities and counties getting millions of dollars for COVID loss recovery

Most of the city and county officials contacted appear to want to use the money for street and road repair and maintenance.
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Crimestoppers needs help finding Shady Grove burglars

Northeast Mississippi Crime Stoppers and the Pontotoc County Sheriff Department needs your help in finding the person or persons responsible for a burglary of a dwelling in the Shady Grove Road area of Pontotoc County. It was on Oct. 12 that…

Shooting at Pontotoc county business causes school lockdown, Union County schools may arm teachers

At least one individual was shot in an incident at a body shop near the school in northern Pontotoc County sometime after 9 am, Thursday morning, March 1st. No identity or other information about the victim is available at this time. The…
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Union County rape suspect captured near Lee/Pontotoc County line

A man believed to have raped a woman in Union County early Saturday morning, August 26, was captured Monday afternoon after an intense law enforcement chase. The rape suspect, Louis Winston Scott, age 44, was arrested near the Lee/Pontotoc…

Ancient species causes New Albany power failure  

New Albany, MS- The power blackout that put half of New Albany in the dark, Friday night, Sept. 2, was caused by an animal species 25-million years old. A few minutes before 8 p.m. Friday night, the eastern half of New Albany and a large…

TVA feeder failure cuts power in New Albany

Failure of a TVA  feeder line has cut power to east New Albany and much of Pontotoc County. TVA is working on the problem, and NALGW is standing by to assist. Expect power to be back on by or before 10:30. PM.

MDOT affirms commitment to pave to New Albany city limits

New Albany, MS— Questions about how much of Bankhead Street (Highway 178) would be re-paved by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) have been resolved. Aldermen asked at the monthly New Albany Board of Aldermen meeting,…