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April 2017

MS Small Business Week event to honor New Albany’s Russell

April 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Mississippi Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office will be holding an event at the Magnolia Civic Center in New Albany on Thursday May 4th in honor of Mississippi Small Business Week.  The special evening will be dedicated to recognizing and celebrating this year’s Small Business Week Award [Continue Reading]

Crawfish Festival raises money for playground improvements fund

April 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

While the torrential rains cancelled the first Tallahatchie Crawfish & Shrimp Festival at the Park Along the River last weekend, that didn’t stop organizers of the event or the hundred or so people who showed up at the scaled down event that was moved to The Basement, an events venue downtown. Mark “Pop’s” [Continue Reading]

New Albany named “BEST Southern Small Town” by USA TODAY

April 28, 2017 // 3 Comments

The city of New Albany has been named “America’s Best Southern Small Town” for 2017 by the national newspaper, USA TODAY. Historic Union County Courthouse Earlier this year the city was named as one of twenty nominations by a panel of travel writers and experts. The nominations were then posted on the USA TODAY [Continue Reading]

Joyce Dunlap Fitzgerald, 82

April 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Joyce Dunlap Fitzgerald (February 5, 1935 – April 26, 2017) Elva Joyce Dunlap Fitzgerald, 82, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born February 5, 1935 in Union County to Lawrence Thomas Dunlap and Ruby Lee Caldwell Dunlap. She retired after 31 years as [Continue Reading]

Norma Jean Lessel Wallace, 86

April 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Norma Jean Lessel Wallace (July 13, 1930 – April 26, 2017) Norma Jean Lessel Wallace, 86, went to be with the Lord on April 26, 2017, while at the Sanctuary House in Tupelo. She was the only child of Charles Edward and Buna Wise Lessel born on July 13, 1930 in Union County, Mississippi in the New Harmony [Continue Reading]

Virgil Houston Dunahoo, 85

April 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Virgil Houston Dunahoo, 85 (July 6, 1931 – April 25, 2017) New Albany-Virgil Houston Dunahoo, 85, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at New Albany Health and Rehab. He was born July 6, 1931 to Candler B. Dunahoo and Minnie M. Hall Dunahoo in New Albany. He was a veteran of the U.S. Airforce. He retired as store [Continue Reading]

Hobson wins honorable mention in Groundbreaking MS art contest

April 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Drew Hobson, a 5th grade student at New Albany Elementary School, received honorable mention for his drawing of B.B. King in the fourth through seventh grade category of the state-wide 2017 Groundbreaking Mississippi Art Contest:  Mississippi’s Creative Spirit sponsored by the Mississippi Department of [Continue Reading]

Freedom Fest Schedule Released; Arts in the Park Registration Open

April 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Albany’s summer festival, Freedom Fest, is scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 22 – 24. The event, which was resurrected several years ago, serves as the city’s Fourth of July celebration, and features free concerts, an arts market, kids’ activities, a professional fireworks show and a pet [Continue Reading]

BNA Bank’s Witt named UCDA 2017 Citizen of the Year

April 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Albany banker and civic leader Vance Witt was named 2017 Citizen of the Year at the annual Union County Development Association (UCDA) banquet Tuesday night. Sean Suggs is vice president for manufacturing of Toyota Mississippi The presentation was made by New Albany physician Tommy Barkley, a member of the UCDA [Continue Reading]
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