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Crowded First District Congressional field narrows today

May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

It is certainly the most crowded race for Mississippi’s First District Congressional seat in the memory of anyone alive. Thirteen candidates –12 Republicans and one Democrat– are contesting the non-partisan election to be held today, May 12th. Whitten and Wicker split 66 years of service Congressman [Continue Reading]

Pride of New Albany Band 2015 costumes

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Pride of New Albany 2015 Costumes The Pride of New Albany is proud to present their 2015 Marching Band Show THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED!!! The Wonderful World of Oz will be the back drop of our story, and the show will follow the path of Elphaba (The Wicked Witch of the West) as she discovers who she is and what she [Continue Reading]

New Bridge fits precisely

May 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Paul Smithey had a big grin on his face Thursday morning. Crews working for his Paul Smithey Construction Company of Tupelo had just finished installing a 38,000-pound steel fabrication, and did it with the precision that might be expected in crafting a 38-thousand dollar gold Rolex watch.   The new Tanglefoot [Continue Reading]

New Albany debate draws five congressional candidates

May 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

Five candidates for the vacant First Congressional District seat appeared in a debate forum Tuesday night, May 5, in New Albany. Columbus businessman Sam Adcock, Tupelo State Senator  Nancy Collins, Tupelo dentist Ed Holliday, Pontotoc attorney Walter Zinn and former Eupora Mayor Henry Ross answered questions for [Continue Reading]

Congressional debate in New Albany Tuesday night, May 5th

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Eight of the 13 candidates running for U. S. Congress in Mississippi’s First Congressional district will debate in New Albany, Tuesday, May 5th, at 6 p.m. The Congressional Town Hall event  will be held in the court room on the second floor of the Union County Courthouse. The Union County Republican Committee [Continue Reading]

A beautiful day to dance at a New Albany wedding

May 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

About 200 guests celebrated a wedding Saturday afternoon, May 2, in downtown New Albany. Jessica Stokes married Jason Kidd in a 4 p.m. ceremony performed by Rev. Tony Proctor. The party afterwards in The Basement, a recently opened venue immediately next door to the Tanglefoot Plaza, was probably the biggest party in [Continue Reading]

First District Congressional hopefuls to debate May 5th

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

The geographic distribution of candidates and voters is an interesting facet of the special election to replace the late Congressman Alan Nunnelee. Multiple candidates from two counties in the district, and no candidate at all from the more heavily populated western part of the district, is noteworthy. The fact that [Continue Reading]

UCDA annual banquet held Monday night in New Albany

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Good food, good music, good speakers, a few laughs —  it was all there at the UCDA annual meeting. It may be a trite saying, but a really ‘good time was had by all.’ The Union County Development Association Annual Banquet was Monday night, April 27th, at the New Albany Middle School cafeteria. [Continue Reading]

First District Congressional debate to be in New Albany

April 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

The election to fill the First District Congressional seat is only a couple of weeks away, and it’s hard to discern a clear leader in the race. The non-partisan race to fill the seat vacated by Congressman Alan Nunnelee’s February 6th death has drawn 13 candidates. Although candidates will not be listed [Continue Reading]

UNITE announces 2015 grants and honors volunteers

April 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sixteen Union County organizations received grants totaling more than $20,000 at the annual UNITE awards dinner Thursday night, April 23rd. UNITE (Union County/New Albany Initiative to Excel) was established in 2002. The foundation’s purpose is “to improve the quality of life for individuals in Union [Continue Reading]
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