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“Century Ride” coming closer as grant awarded to extend trail

September 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

A $100-thousand grant awarded last week will supply the money to connect the Tanglefoot Trail to the Tallahatchie Trail and Biscuit & Jam Farmers’ Market. The grant was made to the City of New Albany The additional bike and hiking trail will complete the first component of the city’s long-term plan to [More]

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]

Tanglefoot Trail designated part of National Trails System

June 4, 2015 // 1 Comment

Tanglefoot Trail, the 43.5 mile cycling and hiking trail that runs from downtown New Albany to Houston, Miss. has been designated a part of the National Trails System. The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service made the announcement today, June 4th,  in advance of National Trails Day this [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]