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March 2015

Huge Gantry Crane Now at Work in Enron Plant Removal

March 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

The huge gantry crane erected by contractor Barnhart Crane and Rigging was complete and put to work Wednesday in downtown Tupelo. The heavy-lift machine is loading electric generating equipment from the former Enron power plant in eastern Union County onto flat rail cars for shipment to Texas. The tan building at [More]

NA Elementary Celebrates National School Breakfast Week

March 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Students Bolster their Brainpower with School Breakfast New Albany Elementary School Celebrates National School Breakfast Week Children who eat breakfast at school start the day ready to learn—reflected in higher test scores and better classroom behavior. However, only half of the children who eat lunch at school [More]

Equipment Being Removed from Enron’s Never Completed Plant in Union County

March 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

    A large scale operation to remove turbines and other equipment from a never-completed electric power plant in rural Union County is underway.         Large cranes and other heavy equipment are at work in downtown New Albany and at the abandoned plant site on County Road 126 in eastern Union [More]

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 [More]

OPINION R. R. Reasoner: My Name It Means Nothing

March 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

After a hiatus of more than fifteen years and in my seventh decade, I take up the pen again to comment on politics, the economy, the social condition and anything else the sacred First Amendment allows me to say. Some teachers of rhetoric recommend using a bit of verse to open up, so, being a bit rusty at opining, [More]

Vintage Market Brings ‘Old Times’ to New Albany

March 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

    The sun came out Thursday afternoon, March 12, just in time for the ribbon-cutting event that commenced the grand opening of New Albany’s newest hospitality business, Vintage Market, at 127 West Bankhead. Owner Sandra Wilson and her partner Donald Poitras served refreshments to well-wishers throughout [More]

New Albany Renaissance, Part I

March 10, 2015 // 3 Comments

Although many factors made it happen, downtown New Albany has undergone a notable renaissance since the Tanglefoot Trail opened in September, 2014. Mayor Tim Kent pushed contractors hard to have the new plaza at the Tanglefoot trailhead open in time for the annual Tallahatchie Riverfest September 26 and 27. Working [More]

Private Donation of Land Adds Miles to Cycling Trail

March 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Enough land to  create more than three additional miles of bicycling and hiking trails within the city has been offered as a donation from a private land owner. The proposed land donation would create a corridor over three miles long, averaging about 30 feet in width, and would connect hotel and restaurant [More]

Sunshine and Rising Temperatures Finally Winning Out in New Albany

March 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

    Weather contrasts are rarely so sharp as they were for the first week of March. With the first day of spring still two weeks off, and a bitter winter storm only two days past, it was a perfect sunny Saturday in New Albany.     Forty-eight hours earlier most of Union County was paralyzed with ice an [More]

City Board Considers New Police Technology

March 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Better law enforcement communication equipment was a major topic at the regular monthly meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen on March 3rd. Police Chief Chris Robertson asked the board to approve a $35,000 purchase of new computer and communications systems to be installed in New Albany police vehicles. Chris [More]
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