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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]

New Albany says good-bye, all in a morning’s work

May 6, 2015 // 5 Comments

A railroad bridge in downtown New Albany, believed to have been built more than 100 years ago, was removed in one piece Wednesday  morning, May 6. The bridge formerly carried trains of the old Ship Island, Ripley and Kentucky Railroad, a company originally chartered as the Ripley Railroad in 1874 by Colonel William [Continue Reading]

New Albany named one of 10 most beautiful towns in MS

April 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

 A website called The Culture Trip publishes essays and lists of “the top 5” or “the top 10” or “the Top 12” places or objects or events from around the world. Examples: “Top 10 Reasons Why Tel Aviv is for Lovers” or “Top 10 Must-Watch Modern Russian Films” [Continue Reading]

New Albany to Bring Back an Expanded Freedom Fest Celebration

March 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

NEW ALBANY, MS – New Albany will have a new event this summer with the reintroduction of the New Albany Freedom Fest which will be held at Park Along the River in Downtown New Albany on Saturday, June 27th. After a hiatus of a couple of years, New Albany Tourism and other community groups like the Pilot Club and [Continue Reading]

New Albany Revamps Down from the Hills Bluegrass Festival

March 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

NEW ALBANY, MS – Changes are in store for the city’s Down from the Hills Bluegrass Festival and Mississippi Bluegrass championships this year. The festival is scheduled for May 22nd and 23rd, 2015 For more than a decade, bluegrass musicians and fans from around the southeast have been coming to New Albany to play [Continue Reading]

Faulkner in New Albany, Part One

March 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

     Dead 53 years and born 118 years ago, William Faulkner is second only to Elvis when it comes to famous Mississippians. But in New Albany Faulkner still ranks as the undisputed number one favorite son; no close seconds. Jill Smith, director of the Union County Heritage Museum     New Albany has drawn [Continue Reading]

Tanglefoot Trail: A Quick Tour

February 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

In October of 2013, the Tanglefoot Trail, Mississippi’s longest rail-trail, celebrated its official opening with ceremonies at the trail head in New Albany, Mississippi. The trail winds peacefully through 44.5 miles of the Appalachian Mountains foothills of Northeast Mississippi along the former corridor of Col. [Continue Reading]
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