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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]

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]
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