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City board votes four mil property tax increase for street work

August 14, 2018 // 1 Comment

The New Albany Board of Aldermen voted to raise property tax by four mills, with the additional revenue earmarked for repairs and improvements to city streets. It was a split vote with three aldermen voting for the increase and two against. Alderman-at-Large Keith Conlee made the motion to increase ad valorem taxes by [Continue Reading]

Union County Task Force on rural connectivity meets

August 13, 2018 // 1 Comment

New Albany and Union County people, who have long suffered chronically poor cellular telephone and high-speed internet service, can now do something about it. That’s what Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) Chairman Brandon Presley told about 40 people Thursday night, August 9 at the courthouse. [Continue Reading]

2018 Back-to-School Health Fair: It’s some serious fun

August 12, 2018 // 2 Comments

Over 1000 people attended the 2018 Back-to-School Health Fair hosted by Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, Saturday, August 11th. Approximately 450 kids, plus one or more parents and grandparents for each child were present during the morning event on the hospital campus. About 1200 hot dogs were consumed and [Continue Reading]

Fire guts house on Thomas Circle in New Albany

August 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

The occupants of a house on Thomas Circle in New Albany lost “most everything they had” in a fire shortly after 8 pm Friday evening, Aug. 10. The outer structure of the frame house showed little damage but the interior and contents were a near total loss. Firemen of the New Albany Fire Department (NAFD) [Continue Reading]

City Board August 2018: TempesT over Tree SpoTs

August 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

The TempesT over Tree spoTs, sTarTed in April, will conTinue Tossing Talks aT New Albany Town Board meeTings ‘Til winTer Takes iTs Turn afTer auTumn. Ward Two Alderman Johnny Anderson moved at the Tuesday, August 7, meeting of the Board of Aldermen to remove the oak trees planted in April along Park Plaza Drive [Continue Reading]

Sports betting now legal in Mississippi casinos

August 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Last week Mississippi became only the fourth state in the country to allow legalized betting on both amateur and professional sports in its casinos. Only Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware were faster than Mississippi. It is rare that the Mississippi State Legislature is ahead of the rest of the country in passing any [Continue Reading]

School bus safety is a community-wide responsibilty

August 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Yellow school buses are the largest system of mass transportation in the country and is the safest form of transportation to and from school for children and youth. Bus safety concerns of the New Albany School District New Albany School District (NASD) will have twenty-seven routes traveling approximately 1,200 miles [Continue Reading]

Presley to meet with Union County Task Force on cellular service

August 2, 2018 // 1 Comment

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced on July 31st that the first meeting of the Union County Task Force on improving cellular telephone and high-speed internet service will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Union County Courthouse located at 114 East [Continue Reading]

Amazing string of events brings ill woman home from Honduras

July 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

A young woman fell suddenly and critically ill last week in a third world country 1,400 miles from New Albany. It was a scary, dicey situation, and a remarkable series of events followed during the next two days. Kara Hancock Kara Hancock, the daughter of Karen and Allen Hancock of Union County, was vacationing on a [Continue Reading]
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