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Two bridges, one old, one new

July 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Both bridges are of the about the same length, one 72 feet long, the other about 80 feet. One is about 3,500 years old. The other is still being built. Before it was occupied by Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria or Greece, the Hellenic Peninsula was the home of the Mycenaean civilization. Their’s was a sophisticated [Continue Reading]

New Albany aldermen act to get Parkview work underway

July 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

The planning and zoning committee of the New Albany Board of Aldermen met Thursday, July 9th, and acted to restart a stalled residential subdivision development. During that Thursday meeting the zoning committee gave final approval to the plat for the new Parkview subdivision on Bratton Road. City Attorney Regan [Continue Reading]

Union County deputy circuit clerk accused of voter fraud

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rhonda Wilhite Dowdy, Union County deputy circuit clerk, was arrested on July 6, 2015. According to information from Attorney General Jim Hood’s office, she is accused of  voter fraud. The charge is connected to alleged alteration of a voter’s address to make it appear that the voter lives in Union [Continue Reading]

New Albany aldermen meeting, July 7, 2015

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS-It was not the least productive city board meeting this reporter has ever observed, but it was the least productive I’ve seen in New Albany. That’s an opinion. For the rest of this article, except where clearly labeled as opinion, we will try to emulate the Fox news people and keep it [Continue Reading]

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]
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