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November 2017

Community Christmas Tree Lighting 2017 in Cooper Park

November 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

An estimated 200 people gathered in New Albany’s Cooper Park to participate in the Community Christmas Tree Lighting. On a beautiful, warmish, almost-December evening, the crowd found plenty to enjoy at the tree lighting event, and it was apparent that everyone enjoyed the ceremonies and attendant activities. [More]

NAES Career Days increase student awareness of potential careers

November 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

On Wednesday, November 15, first grade students from New Albany Elementary School visited the New Albany School of Career & Technical Education.  This field trip provided an opportunity for them to gain more awareness about potential careers by rotating through ten career stations.  Students also learned [More]

Mary Jean Sealy Chapman, 92

November 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Mary Jean Sealy Chapman January 28, 1925 – November 28, 2017   Mary Jean Sealy Chapman, 92, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Hermitage Gardens of Oxford. She was born January 28, 1925 in Abbeville, MS to the late Toby Luther and Esther Redwine Sealy. She was a retired teacher at Blue Mountain [More]

Thomas Lee Robbins, 77

November 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Thomas Lee Robbins April 28, 1940 – November 28, 2017 Tommy Robbins, 77, died Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at New Albany Health and Rehab Center. Tommy was born in Myrtle on April 28, 1940, the son of Talmadge Quitman and Annie Lee Gement Robbins. He was a member of Ingomar Baptist Church and had worked in [More]

New Albany Elementary School presents Powwow program

November 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Kindergarten students at New Albany Elementary School presented a Powwow program on Thursday, November 16. Kindergarten students, under the direction of Music Teacher Celia House, sang “The Indians are Creeping”, “Hurray, It’s Thanksgiving Day”, “Ten Little Indians”, [More]

NAES fifth graders celebrate “First Thanksgiving”

November 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Lisa Topper’s Kindergarten class at New Albany Elementary School held their “First Thanksgiving Dinner” on Wednesday, November 15. Parents and school administration were invited to attend the event. The students have been learning about our country’s history and how the Native Americans and [More]

Santa arrives in New Albany, will make other appearances

November 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Santa arrived in New Albany on Monday, November 27th. This year, though he arrived as usual, amidst the traditional Christmas Parade, he did not choose his traditional sleigh and reindeer. Perhaps going for more eco-friendly transportation, he chose a white open carriage, laden with gifts and gaily decorated for the [More]

RANT:  At last, a rough draft of the new sign ordinance

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

A rough draft of the new sign ordinance governing business and other signs in New Albany has been circulated to city officials and others. First Ward Alderman Amy Livingston stated at the city board’s regular meeting on Nov. 7 that she, working with others, had completed a draft of a proposed new sign ordinance. [More]

Sunday evening fire destroys mobile home on Carlisle Street

November 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Sunday evening November 26 fire at 606 Carlisle Street, sent firemen and fire engines from two fire stations to battle the blaze. The call came to the New Albany Fire Department (NAFD) at 5:35 pm, and a fire engine from NAFD Station One arrived three minutes later. Fire crews work to put out fire and to protect [More]

New Albany community Christmas events scheduled for this week

November 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Two community Christmas events will take place this week in New Albany. New Albany’s 2017 Christmas Parade will be tomorrow night, Monday November 26th. It will begin at 6:00 PM, and parade participants should be in the line-up by 5:30 PM. Tom Cooper, former City Alderman, Chancery Clerk and long-time volunteer [More]
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