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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]

The DIM Prize to be Awarded McDaniel?

January 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Is there Dim Prize? Two old men in New York bought Chris McDaniel $17-million worth of name recognition, a huge gift of political capital. By whatever tactics, fair or not, Cochran thumped him.The Koch Brothers then took their losses, cut off the money and lived to fight another day. But not their boy Chris. No [Continue Reading]

Stan the Man

January 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

I met Stan Musial once at Sportsman’s Park on Grand Avenue; had to have been 1957 or 1958, when I was nine or ten years old. The Cardinals were playing the Braves, then still sojourning in Milwaukee. Warren Spahn pitched for the Braves, striking Stan out twice and beating the Redbirds. My dad and I had front row [Continue Reading]
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