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Freedom Fest organizers announce major changes due to weather

June 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

The threat of rain and certainty of heat led organizers of this new festival to make some changes in its production. The festival, which includes local and state candidates stumping during the day and music and fireworks at night, was to take place on the courthouse lawn, but has now been moved to two locations: the [Continue Reading]

New Albany Saturday morning, lots happening after the storm

June 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Some guessed as high as seven or eight inches, but nobody seemed to know for certain how much it rained Friday night, June 19, 2015, in New Albany.  Most home rain gauges only hold five inches of water, and many of them were overflowing. A dramatic storm with pounding rain and strong, confused winds and plenty of [Continue Reading]

Imperfect Politicians, Cleveland through first Roosevelts

June 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

American politicians’ scandals and foibles Grover Cleveland: first to be publicly accused of sexual impropriety Stephen Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, the only one to serve two non-consecutive terms in the White House. Only two politicians have risen so rapidly from [Continue Reading]

Freedom Fest adds First Hand speakers to music, fireworks & more

June 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

NOTE:  Due to weather there have been scheduling and location changes for the Festival. For details see: Freedom Fest organizers announce schedule changes NEW ALBANY – Organizers are putting the final touches on the annual Freedom Fest that will take place in downtown New Albany on Saturday, June 27th.  The [Continue Reading]

Latham’s Hamburger Inn a top 10 spot

June 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany’s Latham’s Hamburger Inn was recently included in the Only in Mississippi facebook page as a top 10 eatery to try in Mississipppi. Latham’s has been a fixture in New Albany since 1934, serving its famous “doughburger” (sometimes referred to as a “slugburger”), a [Continue Reading]

Tanglefoot Trail designated part of National Trails System

June 4, 2015 // 1 Comment

Tanglefoot Trail, the 43.5 mile cycling and hiking trail that runs from downtown New Albany to Houston, Miss. has been designated a part of the National Trails System. The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service made the announcement today, June 4th,  in advance of National Trails Day this [Continue Reading]

Imperfect American politicians: babies and bathwater?

May 31, 2015 // 1 Comment

“…the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy” Senator Cochran’s marriage last week to Kay Webber revived gossip about whether their relationship before his wife’s death had offended Puritan sensibilities. Cochran lost consortium with his wife at least a decade and a half [Continue Reading]

MS Bluegrass Championship 2015 competition winners

May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Competitors in the 2015 Down From the Hills  Mississippi Bluegrass Championships came from Kentucky, Illinois, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi this year. Great Spring weather and a good crowd made for a good day for the event, which was held at the Park Along the River in New Albany, Mississippi.   Old Time [Continue Reading]
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