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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]

This week in retrospect

May 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Baltimore Riots caused injuries to more than 20 police officers. Protesters angered over death of  black prisoner Freddie Gray, while in police custody. At week’s end one Baltimore cop was indicted for murder and five others charged with lesser crimes in the case.   The Nepal Earthquake a week ago killed [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]

Mary Jennifer Russell joins ranks of effective local volunteers

April 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Several years ago a woman in a small, nearby Mississippi city relied heavily on volunteer workers in her effort to start a valuable program for her city. For whatever reason it didn’t work, and she sarcastically complained, “Volunteers fly off the face of the earth.” While it is no doubt true that [Continue Reading]

Intermittent power failure resolved late Wednesday

April 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Much of New Albany was plagued by intermittent power failures lasting almost six hours the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, April 15th. Officials of New Albany Light, Gas, and Water (NALGA) said the system began experiencing problems around 4:30 in the afternoon Wednesday. The outages affected a large part of the [Continue Reading]
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