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People in the Spotlight 2017

This post will contain photos about New Albany/Union County people published in the’s SPOTLIGHT position during 2017.

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This ‘People in the Spotlight’ post will be archived, making it retrievable at any time by using the Search function on the home page. ( For items posted in 20 15, search ‘People in the Spotlight 2016’.)

Items posted in June:


Police chief Chris Robertson was at work Thursday afternoon cutting up a tree that had fallen on a house in the 500 block of Glade Street.

Chris Robertson helping remove storm damage on Glade St


Local volunteers, including Larry Dykes on the tractor, helping Monday to remove a tree that fell on Rolling Hills Drive home of Paul and Paula Zyla.

Larry Dykes helps remove fallen tree at Rolling Hills home of Paul and Paula Zyla.













Items posted in May:

Toyota Tour, Joe Wilson

Joe Wilson, of New Albany: “Two Iowa Yankees and myself doing Toyota Tour.” Thanks to Joe for the photo and the tour idea.

RubyTyer and Kay Bain

Ruby Tyer, 97 [mother of Greta Wilson, of New Albany] with Kay Bain at Union County Health and Rehab. May 19, 2017.









Items posted in April:

The New Albany School Board presented Melanie Anderson with a Certificate of Appreciation at the monthly school board meeting held on Monday, April 10.  The certificate and recognition was in honor of School District Administrative Assistant Board Clerk Appreciation Week that is celebrated in April.  Anderson serves as Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent for the New Albany School District.












Items posted in February:

North MS Chiefs of Police meet in New Albany

New Albany Chief of Police, Chris Robertson hosted a meeting for the Ms Police Chief’s Association (North Ms Chief’s). They met at noon on February 16th at Taylor’s, for fellowship and discussion. Topics included issues that will be coming up in the next legislative session, minimum standards in training, possible law changes that would come into effect in July, and new drugs and or problems that other Police Departments are dealing with.













Items posted in January: 

New Albany at Presidential inauguration

Sue Morrison, Tupelo a Mayor Jason Shelton and Nancy Frohn at Presidential Inaugural.









Davit Rainey takes School Board oath

Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford, left, administers the Oath to incoming School Board Member David Rainey on Friday, January 6.

New Albany goes to inauguration

Washington or Bust: Sue Morrison and Nancy Frohn will be attending the Trump inauguration in Washington, DC on Friday. You ladies, have fun, and be careful out there! Anyone else going? Send us a photo.

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