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Work progressing on compass rose, tree garden, Carter at Main

March 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

Improving the appearance of the Carter Avenue access to downtown New Albany from I-22 has progressed significantly since fair weather ended what seemed like a winter-long rain. The New Albany Sustainability Committee (then known as the Beautification Committee) considered the proposal for the work at its July 9, 2018, [Continue Reading]

County Board 18 March 2019: mostly roads, bridges, equipment

March 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

Much of the business of the March 18 meeting of the Union County Board of Supervisors pertained to maintaining roads and bridges. The board took final action on State Aid Project SAP-73-(6)M, under which work was done during recent months on roads in all five districts. The slurry seal procedure was used to resurface [Continue Reading]

2019 Union County election: fewer candidates, fewer GOP hopefuls

March 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

The ballots for the August 2019 Union County election primary will have the names of far fewer candidates than did those printed for 2015 primaries. That year 54 candidates sought office, but only 29 people are running for Union County jobs in 2019. Less interest in public service than four years ago? Economy [Continue Reading]

City Board 5 March 2019: Zoning, NAFD and routine work

March 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

Zoning, including a heated objection about its enforcement in one instance, drew the most attention at the March 5 meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen. Jenny King, owner of house at 702 Parrish St., during condemnation hearing. City Code Enforcement Officer Eric Thomas partially visible behind King. The [Continue Reading]

Major blaze fought at American Furniture in Ecru

February 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

For the second time in a little more than a year, Union County firemen fought a major fire at an Ecru furniture manufacturer. About 5PM Thursday, February 14th, seven Union County fire departments responded to the fire call at American Furniture Company in Ecru. In the early morning of January 5, 2018, firemen were [Continue Reading]

New Albany schools ranked in top ten lowest dropout rate districts

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

This month the Mississippi Department of Education released the high school graduation rates and dropout rates for the 2017-2018 school year. These reports indicated that the state’s graduation rate hit an all-time high of 84 percent, reaching the most recent national graduation rate. New Albany School District’s [Continue Reading]

County Board 22 Jan 2019: Orderly, sensible, fair

January 25, 2019 // 1 Comment

Mississippi counties do not have an official, elected by county-wide vote, who serves as the chief executive of the county. Instead, the Mississippi Code provides that each of the state’s 82 counties is governed by five county supervisors, each elected from a specific geographic district of the county. The state [Continue Reading]

Internet Access Expansion Bill Passes Senate, Goes to Governor

January 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

On January 23, 2019, legislation expanding broadband internet access passed the Mississippi State Senate unanimously. House Bill 366, also referred to as the Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act, allows electric power cooperatives across the state to offer high-speed internet service to its customers. The bill, [Continue Reading]
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