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Jennie Stephens Smith Library News: June & July 2017

August 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

This month there is big news at the library. New LED lighting has been installed. The Union County Library Board used some of the funds from the Elaine Platek inheritance, and the Union County Board of Supervisors paid for the installation. We appreciate the work of Tim McCraw and his crew from T and M Electrical for [Continue Reading]

Dining options continue to increase in New Albany

July 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Dining options in New Albany, MS, continue to increase. With the opening of The Rainey and the re-opening of Latham’s Hamburger Inn, New Albany now has two more reasons to come visit its historic downtown. With these new additions, New Albany has a total of nine restaurants within walking disstance of one [Continue Reading]

Museum Madness strikes New Albany at Union Co. Heritage Museum

June 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

As part of the state’s  Bicentennial Celebration, today’s (June 20th) Museum Madness at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany,  will host the very large floor map from Mississippi Geographic Alliance, which is part of the National Geographic Alliance Network. The map was used with the campers from  9 [Continue Reading]

Bike Month focuses on biking in Mississippi

May 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Albany is all about biking, with increasing numbers of locals and tourists taking to the streets and trails in our area. But do you know the rules of the road for bikers? Are you sometimes confused by bicycle paths? Check out this information from MDOT for responsible biking. And remember, auto drivers are also [Continue Reading]

Crossing on the Green Park: a nod to New Albany’s railroad history

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Albany’s new Crossing on the Green Park honors the city’s close association with railroads and those who’ve owned them.  The Union County Historical Society is developing the small, railroad-themed park at the intersection of  Faulkner Way (Highland St.) and Jefferson Ave. The new park is already a place [Continue Reading]

“Swamp Flower” now blooms in downtown New Albany

March 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

“Swamp Flower,” a sculpture by Louisiana artist Mia Kaplan is now on display in New Albany. The sculpture has been installed in a new “pocket park” on Bankhead Street, across the street from the police station. “Swamp Flower” was most recently displayed at the University of MS, and [Continue Reading]

New Albany Fire Dept. and McDonald’s celebrate Dr. Seuss

March 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

The New Albany Fire Department and the New Albany McDonald’s restaurant are celebrating Dr. Seuss in a community service event Thursday, March 9th. Theodor Seuss Geisel ( March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer, cartoonist, animator, book publisher, and artist best known for authoring [Continue Reading]

Museum Moments: “The Battle of Hurricane Creek”

February 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

The public is invited to the February 2017 Museum Moments at the Union County Heritage Museum on Thursday, February 16th. Author Melvin McClure, Jr. will discuss his book “The Battle of Hurricane Creek” at noon, following an 11:30 lunch courtesy of Kappa Kappa Iota. A book signing will follow the [Continue Reading]

Shands to run full marathon for St. Jude

October 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

I’m running in the St. Jude full marathon (26.2 miles) as a St. Jude Hero to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children. I want to help make sure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because [Continue Reading]
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