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August 2015

Luncheon with Books to continue Faulkner emphasis, September 15th

August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Since this is Faulkner Month in New Albany with emphasis on Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, Luncheon with Books will continue that theme. On Tuesday, September 15, at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library Frank Madden will present “Customs of the South – Death and Dying”. The program will begin at noon. [More]

The city budget:  it’s only a thousand lines

August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

The New Albany Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing about its proposed 2015-2016 fiscal year budget at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015. The proposed budget calls for no increase in property taxes, but does anticipate additional revenue from sales and tourism taxes. During the fiscal year [More]

It won’t be long now*

August 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

For more than two months, getting to and from Baptist Memorial Hospital has been inconvenient for many motorists. The most direct route to the hospital from downtown New Albany has been closed due to the replacement of an old bridge. Sources at New Albany city hall now say they expect the work to be complete and the [More]

Summer road trip, girl style

August 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them ~ Jack Kerouac   You would have thought someone was dying or going overseas to fight a battle in hostile territory, but that was not the case. Not even close. Lilli, my six year old daughter, and I were going on a road trip. [More]

Museum now accepting art work for Faulkner and Folk Art exhibit- UPDATED

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

As part of the Literary Fest and William Faulkner Month in New Albany, Entries are now being accepted for the upcoming juried exhibit Faulkner and Folk Art, opening Sunday, September 13, 1:30-3:30, at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany.  Categories for art work includes pieces depicting William Faulkner [More]

Confusion in wake of MSU Maroon Alert, but no injuries-Updated

August 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

UPDATE 9:45PM: Freshman student “Bill” Nguyen allegedly called a law enforcement agency and said he was going to kill himself and possibly others on the school’s drill field. After an “active shooter” Maroon Alert was broadcast, the suspect was quickly taken into custody. There are media [More]

Cremation diamonds: straw into gold; ashes into diamonds

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Caveat Emptor: Let the buyer beware. New Albany’s Van Atkins Jewelers, famous far and wide for beautiful creations, proves every day that the love of beauty added to the desire to commemorate a special occasion can equal the creation of something worthy of passing down through generations. The merchant’s [More]

Union County run-off election results- Updated

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Today’s run-off election resolved all nominations except, perhaps, for one. Mississippi election law requires a run-off election if no candidate receives an absolute majority of votes in a primary election. David Kitchens and C. J. Bright were the top two of several candidates running for the Democratic [More]

NAES Bullpup Pride Awards, August 17th

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

The following students at New Albany Elementary School received the Bullpup Pride Recognition Award because of their positive behavior during the week of August 17.  Pictured in no particular order are: NAES Bullpup Pride Award winners, August 17, 2015(K-2nd Grade Students): Baylee Street, Landon Evans, Alex [More]

Union County officials, jurors praised for service in murder trial

August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

In May of this year, a murder trial was moved from Clay county to Union County on a change of venue.  Following the trial, Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens wrote the letter below, informing Union County citizens of the high-calibre performance of Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford and Sheriff Jimmie Edwards, and their offices, [More]
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