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July 2015

Park Along the River improvements to produce ‘century ride’

July 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Improvements are currently underway at the Park Along the River for area walking and cycling enthusiasts. Construction will include new lighting and lengthened track space.   The lighting improvements will include an additional 24 new street lights along the street leading from West Bankhead to the tennis complex [More]

Two local businesses targeted by typical burglars

July 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

An experienced district attorney told us decades ago that the notion of the “brilliant criminal mind” rarely occurs anywhere but in fiction. He said most of those appearing before the criminal courts are on the dim side of the intelligence scale, and he added,”and they damn sure have no interest in [More]

Back to school bus safety

July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

School buses are the safest form of highway transportation according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Our main concern is always safety,” said Lecia Stubblefield, Director of Transportation.  “We maintain our buses to a superior condition and our drivers are trained annually in [More]

For Union County School District, “good” is not good enough

July 27, 2015 // 2 Comments

This year, as in several years past, the Mississippi legislature failed to fully fund public education as required by law. Yet during those same years the Union County School District has added many new extracurricular activities, has made several improvements and additions to school facilities, has avoided laying off [More]

Tallahatchie River Players Youth to present Robin Hood

July 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hi! Ho! Join Robin and his merry band for the Tallahatchie River Players Youth Production of Robin Hood, written by Tim Kelly. Robin, the outlaw of Sherwood Forest, leads a merry life with his band of followers. Anyone who is hungry or has no place to live is welcome in the greenwood. The citizens of the forest oppose [More]

Tallahatchie Riverfest Announces 2015 Line Up-UPDATED

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

NEW ALBANY, MS – July 23-Festival organizers are hoping to improve upon the success of last year’s Tallahatchie Riverfest, New Albany’s signature fall festival which generally falls on the last weekend of September each year. This year’s festival will be September 25th and 26th falling on the birthday of [More]

Speed is not primary goal of courthouse dome restoration

July 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

The restoration currently underway of the roof and copper dome of the Union County Courthouse will cost over half-a-million dollars. The courthouse building is 106 years old, its construction having been completed in 1909. We have not been able to confirm a figure about the 1909 construction cost, but those willing to [More]

iPad Launch at New Albany High School

July 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany High School is pleased to announce their first annual iPad roll-out. The NAHS 1 to 1 Digital Learning Initiative provides an iPad to every student in the school to keep in their possession throughout their high school career at New Albany High School. The student receiving the iPad and his/her parent or [More]

Biscuits and Jam Farmers’ Market: place to be Saturdays

July 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany’s Biscuits & Jam Market is in full swing this time of the year.  Plan to arrive pretty early on these Saturday mornings if you are “hunting” specific locally grown prizes, as the competition can be stiff. Fresh produce, crafts and delicious homemade food are all to be had on the banks [More]

Two bridges, one old, one new

July 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Both bridges are of the about the same length, one 72 feet long, the other about 80 feet. One is about 3,500 years old. The other is still being built. Before it was occupied by Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria or Greece, the Hellenic Peninsula was the home of the Mycenaean civilization. Their’s was a sophisticated [More]

Book Review for Middle Readers

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Book Review Just for Middle Readers! Thursday, July 23 2015 at 10:00 am Jennie Stephens Smith Library, New Albany Katherine and Margaret King will review their new book for middle readers, The Backyard Campout. All elementary students are invited to [More]
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