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The city budget:  it’s only a thousand lines

August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

The New Albany Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing about its proposed 2015-2016 fiscal year budget at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015. The proposed budget calls for no increase in property taxes, but does anticipate additional revenue from sales and tourism taxes. During the fiscal year [Continue Reading]

It won’t be long now*

August 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

For more than two months, getting to and from Baptist Memorial Hospital has been inconvenient for many motorists. The most direct route to the hospital from downtown New Albany has been closed due to the replacement of an old bridge. Sources at New Albany city hall now say they expect the work to be complete and the [Continue Reading]

Union County run-off election results- Updated

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Today’s run-off election resolved all nominations except, perhaps, for one. Mississippi election law requires a run-off election if no candidate receives an absolute majority of votes in a primary election. David Kitchens and C. J. Bright were the top two of several candidates running for the Democratic [Continue Reading]

Jordan and Rakestraw 50 years of service to Union County

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Danny Jordan and Benny Rakestraw will have served, between them, a half century on the Union County Board of Supervisors when they retire in January. Mississippi county supervisors are elected from districts, formerly called “beats,” and the county boards elect their own presidents. Jordan will have [Continue Reading]

New Albany Faulkner month to study southern death customs

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany – Get your best black dress ready because we are going into mourning in New Albany, Mississippi. Don’t cry yet, because it’s not a death but a study of death customs in the south, as well as that all time famous William Faulkner novel, As I Lay Dying. September has been officially named Faulkner [Continue Reading]

MDOT puts up new Tanglefoot signs

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

New signs showing motorists access routes to the Tanglefoot Trail are being erected this week by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). An MDOT sign crew from Jackson and their equipment are working along Highway s 15 and 78 in Union, Pontotoc and Chickasaw counties installing reflective signs with white [Continue Reading]
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