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After eight decades, he’s still going strong!

November 29, 2016 // 1 Comment

New Albany, MS– Watch him move, or talk with him long enough to experience how his mind works, and you’ll guess he’s maybe 60 years old at most. Actually, he is 80 years old today. He still moves very quickly and thinks even faster. Joe Wilson was born to Sam and Julia Wilson in New Albany, November [Continue Reading]

Five area Boy Scouts earn Eagle

September 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Luke Bolen, Lewis Creekmore, John Davis, Eli Parks, and Tucker Shannon, members of First United Methodist Church Boy Scout Troop #17 have earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. These young men were honored in a formal Court of Honor ceremony at First United Methodist Church on [Continue Reading]

Muhammad Ali at the Fifth Street Gym

June 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Grinding out copy in a typically grubby newsroom in Miami Beach, Florida, one morning in 1975, I was writing a story about Chuck Hall, Miami Beach’s colorful mayor, who was never boring, but I was bored with writing. Dennis Feola, a Jewish-Italian reporter from Brooklyn, rescued me when he breezed in and said, [Continue Reading]

Walter Johnson, congratulations and thanks!

April 27, 2016 // 3 Comments

Former Mayor Walter Johnson receiving the UCDA Citizen of the Year Award Monday night reminded me of some pictures of him I took a number of years ago, and I went searching for them. I have always liked these shots and do not believe any of them have been published previously. They were taken one afternoon nine [Continue Reading]

Wilbanks Named Director of New Albany Main Street Association

April 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

NEW ALBANY, MISS., April 26, 2016 – Carly Wilbanks of New Albany, MS, has been named the director of the New Albany Main Street Association. The New Albany Main Street Association was designated a Mississippi Main Street Community in 1997.  The Mississippi Main Street Association focuses on economic development and [Continue Reading]

Ruby Caldwell Dunlap celebrates 100th birthday

February 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ruby Caldwell Dunlap celebrated her 100th birthday in New Albany Sunday with a few hundred of her relatives and friends. She was  born in Pontotoc County on February 15, 1916, and moved to Union County when she married in 1933. On that date, World War I was in full swing in Europe. Woodrow Wilson was president of the [Continue Reading]

N.A. fans celebrate Ole Miss Sugar Bowl victory in N.O.

January 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Rebels did what they had to do New Year’s night in New Orleans to earn Ole Miss football immortality. They whipped Oklahoma State 48-20 in the Sugar Bowl. The victory more than made up for a disappointing post-season last year. Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly completed one of the best seasons ever by an SEC [Continue Reading]

My Banjo Story: Weston Stewart, 2011 National Champion

May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Weston Stewart, 2011 National Banjo Champion My banjo story: My mom has worked at Athens State University for the past 26 years and, as most of you know, Athens State is host to The Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Conventions. I have attended this great convention, with my parents, every year that I can remember. [Continue Reading]

Presley Appointed to National Group’s Natural Gas Committee

April 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (April 14, 2015)  Commissioner Brandon Presley was appointed to the Committee on Natural Gas for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, or “NARUC.” “I am truly honored to serve on the NARUC Committee on Natural Gas. This appointment will allow me to make [Continue Reading]

Men and Their Toys

January 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Chancery Court Judge Talmadge Littlejohn and his grandson Gray took a close look at a railroad locomotive in downtown New Albany on a pleasant day in late January, 2015. Railroads have played an important part in the history and development of New Albany. The tracks of the BNSF Railroad and the Ripley and New Albany [Continue Reading]
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