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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]

Down From the Hills Weekend 2015 in pictures

May 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

 The Down From the Hills festivities ended with a free concert from The Cakewalkers and the Eisenhauer band. Amelia Hope Eisenhauer, vocalist and fiddle player. The versatile Eisenhauer Band from Nashville played some traditional bluegrass music but also played an eclectic variety of crowd pleasers ranging from the [Continue Reading]

Over 100 diners enjoy New Albany’s farm to table dinner

May 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

One-hundred-and-twenty diners enjoyed a unique al fresco meal Friday night on the Tallahatchie Bridge in New Albany. Not the one in Bobbie Gentry’s iconic song, but the bridge over the Tallahatchie River in the Park-Along-the-River. This was the view up river from the Tallahatchie Bridge during the Farm to Table [Continue Reading]

Hello again, ‘Clerance’ old friend.

May 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

         Some things just work out so that everyone gets a piece of what they want. In politics, it’s called compromise; in city management it’s often called historic preservation and/or repurposing. In both cases, it arises from a commitment to doing what is best for the community being served.     [Continue Reading]

MS Bluegrass Championship in New Albany this weekend

May 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

For more than a decade, bluegrass musicians and fans from around the southeast have been coming to New Albany to play traditional music and to compete for more than $8,000 in prizes at the Mississippi Bluegrass Championships. Also known as “Down from the Hills,” the event was sanctioned by the Mississippi   [Continue Reading]

Farm to Table Dinner to premier in New Albany

May 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tickets are going fast for the Farm to Table Dinner to be served Friday, May 22. The dinner is a new feature of the annual Down from the Hills Festival sponsored by the Union County Heritage, and also coincides with this season’s opening of Biscuits and Jam Farmers Market. The last decade has seen a growing [Continue Reading]

New Albany aldermen OK city tourism’s pursuit of grant

May 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

In a unanimous decision, New Albany’s board of aldermen voted to proceed with the application of a $150,000 Wildlife and Fisheries Recreational grant for the development of the riverfront area downtown. The proposed development will include an amphitheater at Park Along the River, new, larger public restrooms, two [Continue Reading]
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