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Union County Heritage Museum expansion underway

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS – About 50 people participated in a ground-breaking ceremony Thursday morning, July 2, for a major new addition to the Union County Heritage Museum. The event marks a major milestone for the project, which was first announced by the Union County Heritage Society in April 2011. The new structure of [Continue Reading]

“Take This Job and Shove It!”

June 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Action early Tuesday morning, June 30th, by a New Albany convenience store worker called to mind a hit song from nearly 40 years ago. At around 5 a.m. the New Albany Police Department sent a unit to the B-Quik convenience store at the intersection of Highway 15 and Highland.  The NAPD was responding to a call that [Continue Reading]

Site preparation underway for Oxford Road Bridge

June 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Work moved forward this week on a new bridge that will carry Oxford Road across a large ditch that carries storm water to the nearby Tallahatchie River. Demolition work on the old bridge was completed early this week by Paul Smithey Construction Company of Tupelo. Workers and equipment of Steel-Con, Inc, the New [Continue Reading]

Oxford Rd. bridge replacement is underway

June 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Work to replace a bridge that carries Oxford Road across a small stream bed near Bankhead Street (Highway 178) began Monday, June 22nd. This particular segment of Oxford Road, about a half-mile long, runs east to west from Bankhead Street, behind Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, and connects to Coulter Drive. [Continue Reading]

TRY Properties breaks ground on New Albany planned community

June 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS – The sun was bright and the temperature stood at 86F degrees at an announcement and ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday morning, June 17, for a major new residential development in New Albany. Thirty people gathered to hear Terry R. Young, President of TRY Properties, describe what will be the [Continue Reading]

Third-grade reading gate and third world math

June 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

Have you heard of Mississippi’s Literacy-Based Promotion Act? No? Well, maybe you know it as 3rd grade Reading Gate? If you are like most Mississippians, you know very little about this law. Beyond the fact that third graders not scoring satisfactorily on the year-end reading exam will not pass to the fourth [Continue Reading]

Lowe’s cashier and MS patrolman thwart card thieves

June 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Mississippi highway patrolman happened to be in the right place at just the right time on Thursday, June 4, 2015. That place was Lowe’s in New Albany. Around 1:00 p.m. a group of four men and two women of Asian descent were attempting to check out, making gift card purchases with what was apparently stolen [Continue Reading]

New Albany Renaissance IV, sign language

June 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

While, on one hand, New Albany and Union County are working to  encourage economic development, an arcane city ordinance is having an unfriendly impact on potential new businesses. We refer to the city’s restrictive and unenforceable “sign ordinance.” The United States Constitution as originally [Continue Reading]

New Albany Renaissance III, selling Union County

June 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Early afternoon in late spring in North Mississippi. Thunderstorm rolling in from the west. It was an event, an economic development event, and it had several things in common with dozens of such events that went on that same day around the United States: *Announcement of a new business opening or expanding operations [Continue Reading]
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