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June 2015

Tree work is literally a “high calling” for NALGW employees

June 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Workers from New Albany’s Lights, Gas and Water (NALGW) department did some high level work in a city park Tuesday, June 30th. A dead pin-oak tree, estimated at 130 feet in height, was taken down piece-by-piece by workmen using the city’s hybrid-powered bucket truck. The truck’s 65 foot lift, as [More]

“Take This Job and Shove It!”

June 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Action early Tuesday morning, June 30th, by a New Albany convenience store worker called to mind a hit song from nearly 40 years ago. At around 5 a.m. the New Albany Police Department sent a unit to the B-Quik convenience store at the intersection of Highway 15 and Highland.  The NAPD was responding to a call that [More]

Biscuits & Jam Farmers’ Market to feature Cadillac Funk

June 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

“Cadillac Funk,” a blues band fronted by Andrew Yurkow, will provide the entertainment at the Biscuits & Jam Farmers Market, Saturday morning, July 4th. Andrew “Cadillac Funk” Yurkow grew up in Indianola, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. He formed the Cadillac Funk band in 2009. The [More]

Venus and Jupiter to dazzle sky watchers for two nights

June 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

All through the month of June, 2015, sky watchers have been treated to a dazzling display put on by Venus and Jupiter in the western sky at nightfall. As dusk turns into darkness, Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion, appears above Jupiter, aligned with Venus and Jupiter. We can see them [More]

Mississippi Magazine’s “Best of Mississippi” lauds New Albany

June 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mississippi Magazine, in its “2015 Best of Mississippi” awards, gives notice to New Albany and several New Albany businesses in 13 of its categories. Among business cited as first or second place in a “best” are George’s Restaurant, #2 fried chicken; AC’s Coffee, # 2 coffee; Van [More]

About that flag: One black man’s opinion

June 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Alphonzo Rachel is not unique, but he is rare. He is a black man who is becoming famous for his out-of-the-box brand of social/political thinking and humor, most specifically the ZoNation videos on  A musician, and the founder of Macho Sauce Productions (producing “right-minded entertainment”), [More]

Community Choir Freedom Celebration

June 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Several hundred people brought out their lawn chairs and homemade ice cream for a 4th of July celebration on the evening of Sunday, June 28th. The Community Choir Freedom Celebration took place at the Park Along the River, on the same performance stage used for the previous evening’s Freedom Fest Celebration. [More]

Blue Mountain’s Fire on the Mountain event draws good crowd

June 28, 2015 // 2 Comments

According to current estimates, the town of Blue Mountain in southern Tippah County has a population of 920. Nearly that many people gathered in the Blue Mountain city park Saturday evening, June 27 for the town’s “Fire On The Mountain” event. Several hundred people enjoyed the entertainment during a [More]

Freedom Fest celebration has everything under the sun

June 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Very little rain and milder temperatures helped make New Albany’s 2015 Freedom Fest successful. Earlier in the week Freedom Fest organizers announced that the program of “First Hand” political speeches by state and local candidates would be moved inside to the Cine’ Theater because rains were [More]

Site preparation underway for Oxford Road Bridge

June 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Work moved forward this week on a new bridge that will carry Oxford Road across a large ditch that carries storm water to the nearby Tallahatchie River. Demolition work on the old bridge was completed early this week by Paul Smithey Construction Company of Tupelo. Workers and equipment of Steel-Con, Inc, the New [More]
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