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New Albany Shockers, learning to take the heat in life

August 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany – A group of determined young men were practicing tackle football in the heat of an August afternoon. In Mississippi. School having begun for the 2015-2016 year, this is not a particularly unusual sight. Middle school and high school football teams routinely begin their training in [Continue Reading]

New Albany senior participates in Leadership Institute

August 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany senior Katie Davis got a terrific opportunity this summer. Out of over 300 applicants, she was chosen to participate in the University of Mississippi’s Summer Leadership Institute for High School students.  The 23 students came from seven states and Mexico.  They lived on campus for four weeks, taking [Continue Reading]

Arts, Beats, and Eats spotlights varied New Albany talents

August 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Arts, Beats, and Eats juried art event Friday evening, August 7th, drew about 200 people to the In Bloom reception hall in New Albany. Art patrons enjoyed a wide selection of foods provided by local restaurants. They listened to music performed by singer-guitarist Drew Dieckmann. Diners enjoyed foods from several [Continue Reading]

New Albany Board of Aldermen meeting, August 4, 2015

August 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Apparently a fee of $20,000 paid to a Birmingham retail recruiting firm is paying dividends for New Albany. The city’s Board of Aldermen was told Tuesday evening, August 4, that Popeye’s, a family chicken restaurant headquartered in New Orleans, recently opened successfully in New Albany. Popeyes was [Continue Reading]

Union County August 4, 2015 complete election results

August 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Summary of complete, unofficial returns in contested races for Union County offices. See pages at end of summary for complete details of ALL RACES on the Union County ballot. Democratic Primary:  Sheriff Race : Edwards    4187….70.09% (Winner) Wilhite       1768….29.59% Superintendent of Education [Continue Reading]

Election results for Union County’s contested offices

August 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Summary of complete, unofficial returns in contested races for Union County offices. Democratic Primary:  Sheriff Race : Edwards    4187….70.09% (Winner) Wilhite       1768….29.59% Superintendent of Education  There will be a run-off between incumbent Basil and challenger Hartfield. Basil       [Continue Reading]

Rare Republican run-off likely in Union County election

August 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Will total employment in Union County improve today? Maybe a little bit. Voters will choose today from among 69 candidates running for 16 different county offices in the party primary elections for 2015. Polls open at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. Virtually every elective office in the state from governor to [Continue Reading]

New Albany Zoning Board acts quickly

August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The New Albany zoning board meets monthly, usually the first Monday of each month before the New Albany board of aldermen meeting the following day;  its August meeting was held on the evening of Monday, August 3rd, 2015, at the New Albany City Hall. The zoning board dispensed with the reading of the minutes of [Continue Reading]

Park Along the River improvements to produce ‘century ride’

July 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Improvements are currently underway at the Park Along the River for area walking and cycling enthusiasts. Construction will include new lighting and lengthened track space.   The lighting improvements will include an additional 24 new street lights along the street leading from West Bankhead to the tennis complex [Continue Reading]

Two local businesses targeted by typical burglars

July 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

An experienced district attorney told us decades ago that the notion of the “brilliant criminal mind” rarely occurs anywhere but in fiction. He said most of those appearing before the criminal courts are on the dim side of the intelligence scale, and he added,”and they damn sure have no interest in [Continue Reading]
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