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New Albany receives improved fire protection rating

July 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

City officials have learned fire insurance protection rating for the City of New Albany has been lowered from a Class-6 to a Class-5.  A new fire insurance rating for the City of New Albany should mean savings on insurance costs for homeowners and businesses.  A city’s fire rating is one of several elements [Continue Reading]

“Going back to Baltimore” armed robbery

July 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Deloiran Shields told New Albany police Monday morning, July 6th, that he was trying to get together the money to go back to Baltimore. His means of attempting to raise the money is likely to take him on a detour through the Mississippi Department of Corrections on his journey back to Maryland. Wearing a mask, Shields [Continue Reading]

New Albany keeps close eye on rainy weather’s effects

July 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

UPDATE: Weather effects By 5:30 PM on Friday evening, the rain having slacked off, there was no longer water on Main Street. Though heavy rains left behind swollen streams and isolated flooding, neither the Union County Sheriff’s office nor the New Albany Chief of Police reported any accidents or injuries due to [Continue Reading]

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]

Trent Lott: Change to the Bonnie Blue flag

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

As attention in our state turns (once again) to the state flag, a portion of which is the Confederate battle flag, voices are being raised over the topic of changing the Mississippi state flag. State Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn says the state flag has become “a point of offense that needs to be [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]
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