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Vintage Market Brings ‘Old Times’ to New Albany

March 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

    The sun came out Thursday afternoon, March 12, just in time for the ribbon-cutting event that commenced the grand opening of New Albany’s newest hospitality business, Vintage Market, at 127 West Bankhead. Owner Sandra Wilson and her partner Donald Poitras served refreshments to well-wishers throughout [Continue Reading]

New Albany Renaissance, Part I

March 10, 2015 // 3 Comments

Although many factors made it happen, downtown New Albany has undergone a notable renaissance since the Tanglefoot Trail opened in September, 2014. Mayor Tim Kent pushed contractors hard to have the new plaza at the Tanglefoot trailhead open in time for the annual Tallahatchie Riverfest September 26 and 27. Working [Continue Reading]

Private Donation of Land Adds Miles to Cycling Trail

March 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Enough land to  create more than three additional miles of bicycling and hiking trails within the city has been offered as a donation from a private land owner. The proposed land donation would create a corridor over three miles long, averaging about 30 feet in width, and would connect hotel and restaurant [Continue Reading]

Sunshine and Rising Temperatures Finally Winning Out in New Albany

March 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

    Weather contrasts are rarely so sharp as they were for the first week of March. With the first day of spring still two weeks off, and a bitter winter storm only two days past, it was a perfect sunny Saturday in New Albany.     Forty-eight hours earlier most of Union County was paralyzed with ice an [Continue Reading]

City Board Considers New Police Technology

March 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Better law enforcement communication equipment was a major topic at the regular monthly meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen on March 3rd. Police Chief Chris Robertson asked the board to approve a $35,000 purchase of new computer and communications systems to be installed in New Albany police vehicles. Chris [Continue Reading]

Winter Blues in Mississippi’s Hill Streets

March 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Old Man Winter showed what is possibly the most treacherous side of his face last night, when freezing rain, sleet and gusting winds produced a heavy coating of ice throughout the New Albany area. Ice covers New Albany hills and highways. Though I personally observed the technique of several drivers who should have [Continue Reading]

Main power circuit repaired quickly during sleet storm

March 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

 At 2 o’clock Thursday morning, March 5, during a storm of freezing rain, sleet and gusty winds, a tree fell on a power line near Stokes Grocery, breaking a line of the main power circuit serving much of northeast New Albany. Hundreds of customers were without electricity.     A line crew from New Albany [Continue Reading]

Winter Falls into Union County

February 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany finally got some of the winter weather that had been predicted for several days when heavy snow started falling Wednesday afternoon, February 25, 2015. Three to four inches of snow had accumulated by 6 p.m., and relatively little snow fell in Union County after that time. The National Weather Service [Continue Reading]

Current Qualifiers for August 2015 Primary

February 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

The office of Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford has furnished with the following list of candidates who have qualified to run for Union County offices in the Mississippi primary election, to be held August 4, 2015. CIRCUIT CLERK DEMOCRAT Phyllis Stanford CHANCERY CLERK DEMOCRAT Andrea Laher [Continue Reading]
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