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June 2017

Uncle Sam Band performance to benefit city, county band programs

June 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Sam Band will perform in a benefit concert on July 1st at the Magnolia Civic Center here in New Albany. This is a benefit concert to help support local school band programs in the county and city schools. About Uncle Sam* Uncle Sam Band, then. Uncle Sam played their first paying gig in 1970. The band was started [Continue Reading]

Car chase followed by foot chase sends man to hospital

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Following a foot chase, Nigel Wooten, age 22, of Memphis, ended up at Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County Monday after fleeing New Albany Police Department (NAPD) officers. The incident began at around 12:30 p.m. when an NAPD officer attempted to stop the man on Interstate 22 for a traffic violation. The [Continue Reading]

Wrong pedal pushed at the wrong time and it’s “lights out”

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

In New Albany, a foot on the wrong pedal and three seconds can add unwanted drama to a mild summer afternoon. Shortly after 2 pm, Monday, June 26th, a motorist leaving a parking area on the north side of Bankhead Street took a swift ride backwards across Bankhead.  The quick trip ended with the rear end of her car [Continue Reading]

Former New Albany coach enters National Coaches Hall of Fame

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ben Jones, who coached at New Albany (then W.P. Daniel) High School, was inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) 2017 Hall of Fame on June 20th. His successful New Albany stint was Coach Jones’ last stop in a successful, multi-layered career of coaching, molding athletes, and [Continue Reading]

Amy Nicole Reed, 30

June 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Amy Reed (May 5, 1987 – June 23, 2017) New Albany-Amy Nicole Reed, 30, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was born May 5, 1987 in Jackson, MS to Donnie McCullough and Joy Callicutt McCullough of New Albany. She was a high school math teacher. She loved teaching and helping [Continue Reading]

Robocaller could receive largest ever FCC fine, $120 million

June 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

According to a story on NPR, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is about to propose its largest ever fine, $120 million, against an illegal robocaller. He is said to have placed 97 million robocalls during the last quarter of 2016. Additionally, has learned from a reliable source that the [Continue Reading]

SCORE to host free management seminar for small business owners

June 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

A free seminar in New Albany on Wednesday, June 28th, will give small business owners the opportunity to learn more about human resource management. Northeast Mississippi SCORE will host the one hour seminar at the Magnolia Civic Center in New Albany. The seminar on employee management issues will start at 11:30 a.m. [Continue Reading]

Jewel Elizabeth Mitchell, 94

June 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Jewel Mitchell (December 31, 1922 – June 22, 2017) New Albany-Jewel Elizabeth Mitchell, 94, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at her residence. She was born December 31, 1922 in Tippah County to Oscar and Lottie Murry. She was retired from MFC Egg Grading Plant. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She [Continue Reading]
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