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Biscuits and Jam Farmers’ Market: place to be Saturdays

July 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany’s Biscuits & Jam Market is in full swing this time of the year.  Plan to arrive pretty early on these Saturday mornings if you are “hunting” specific locally grown prizes, as the competition can be stiff. Fresh produce, crafts and delicious homemade food are all to be had on the banks [Continue Reading]

Being in Greece: the upside of travel

July 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Several weeks ago, shortly after returning from a trip to Greece, I wrote about what is more and more becoming the mantra of travelers:  travel by commercial airline is horrible. Thankfully, there are still good experiences to be had “out there.” Greece is a troubled country these days, with crushing debt [Continue Reading]

Tree work is literally a “high calling” for NALGW employees

June 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Workers from New Albany’s Lights, Gas and Water (NALGW) department did some high level work in a city park Tuesday, June 30th. A dead pin-oak tree, estimated at 130 feet in height, was taken down piece-by-piece by workmen using the city’s hybrid-powered bucket truck. The truck’s 65 foot lift, as [Continue Reading]

Venus and Jupiter to dazzle sky watchers for two nights

June 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

All through the month of June, 2015, sky watchers have been treated to a dazzling display put on by Venus and Jupiter in the western sky at nightfall. As dusk turns into darkness, Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion, appears above Jupiter, aligned with Venus and Jupiter. We can see them [Continue Reading]

Blue Mountain’s Fire on the Mountain event draws good crowd

June 28, 2015 // 2 Comments

According to current estimates, the town of Blue Mountain in southern Tippah County has a population of 920. Nearly that many people gathered in the Blue Mountain city park Saturday evening, June 27 for the town’s “Fire On The Mountain” event. Several hundred people enjoyed the entertainment during a [Continue Reading]

New Albany to Greece: Murder, she wrote

June 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

The historical perspective I’ll begin by confessing that, even under the best of circumstances, I am not a good flyer. I’ve lost count of the flights I’ve made over the years, many of them troubled. I was in one airplane (Northwest Airlines) that slid off a runway-overheads flying open, passengers [Continue Reading]

Immunization Required for 7th Grade Entry 2015

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

 The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) requires the Tdap vaccination for all students entering 7th grade each fall.  This requirement began during the 2012-2013 school year.   The Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) had previously been a recommended vaccination for this age group [Continue Reading]

NAHS players receive MS All-State Tennis recognition

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Morris Kelly Clayton, a freshman at New Albany high school, has been named to the all-state tennis first team. The New Albany high school tennis team won their fourth consecutive state 4A title; Morris Kelly Clayton won the state 4A girls’ singles title, finishing 14-3. New Albany’s Christopher Shands and [Continue Reading]
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