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Overturned tractor-trailer truck blocks I-22 lane/UPDATED

May 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS – UPDATE – 6:00 PM 5/20/19: As of 6:00 PM this evening, the east bound lane of I-22 is reopened to traffic, following clean-up of a trailer-truck accident this morning. New Albany, MS – UPDATE – 12:55 PM 5/20/19:  Emergency personnel expect to finish clean-up at the site of [Continue Reading]

New Albany Next planning input sought from city residents

May 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS – The New Albany Next Plan Advisory Group has scheduled three area meetings to gather input from the public into plans for the city’s future. The advisory group was organized to help guide the plan process and has named the plan “New Albany Next”. The meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. on [Continue Reading]

Secretary of State Hosemann meets with Junior Aldermen

May 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

Delbert Hosemann, Secretary of State, met with New Albany Junior Aldermen at New Albany High School on Tuesday, May 7. MS Secretary of State discussed a wide range of topics with Junior Aldermen. Hosemann introduced himself to the group by describing his educational background, his law career, and his political [Continue Reading]

New Albany First Baptist Church calls new senior pastor

May 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

The congregation of New Albany First Baptist Church has called a new senior pastor. Andrew Chesteen, a native of Winona, will begin his duties as senior pastor at First Baptist next month. Chesteen is a graduate of Blue Mountain College and holds a Master of Divinity Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological [Continue Reading]

Co. Board 6 May 2019: County Road 46 bridges

May 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Union County Board of Supervisors acted Monday to replace two unsafe County Road 46 bridges in western Union County. The board agreed at its Monday, May 6, meeting to amend the 2019 budget and establish an Emergency Road and Bridge (ERBR) fund. The ERBR fund will handle the money for the bridge projects. However, [Continue Reading]

Monitored smoke alarm pays off for local resident

May 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Extensive damage and possible injuries were prevented Saturday when the monitored smoke alarm of a home security system summoned firemen to a New Albany residence. At about noon Saturday, May 11, the New Albany Fire Department (NAFD) was sent to the residence at 306 Cole St., without anyone making a phone call. [Continue Reading]

Tip results in kratom seizures at three local stores

May 10, 2019 // 2 Comments

Union County sheriff’s deputies carried out kratom seizures from three stores Thursday morning.  A county ordinance passed October 17, 2017 outlawed the chemical substance, kratom. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said his office got a tip Thursday about a New Albany store selling kratom. The information was that the [Continue Reading]

City Board 7May2019: Breaking a tie, Coulter drive, gas services

May 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

At the May 7 city board meeting, Mayor Tim Kent voted to break a tie on whether to pay New Albany’s bills. The mayor rarely needs to vote to break a tie in the deliberations of the New Albany Board of Aldermen. could not find anyone who recalled it having happened before in a matter as routine as [Continue Reading]

Myrtle’s Candy Hill Festival takes cover in New Albany

May 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

Rainy weather forced Myrtle’s Candy Hill Festival from its intended location next to the tracks in Myrtle to the Union County Fairgrounds in New Albany. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 4, next to the BNSF railroad tracks in front of Myrtle City Hall. Friday’s weather forecast brought [Continue Reading]
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