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City Board 01OCT2019: Zoning, cemetery upkeep

October 7, 2019 // 1 Comment

City Board October 2019 meeting: A proposal to rezone land bounded by Interstate 22 and Highway 15 drew considerable attention at the City Board Oct. 1 meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen. The land, which lies north of I-22 and east of Highway 15, is owned by Ray Tune. The land is currently zoned residential [More]

Rant: Magnolia Civic Center

September 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

After long-festering dissatisfaction with the operations of the Magnolia Civic Center (MCC) The New Albany alderman decided it was time for a change. One could reasonably say that the plot has thickened significantly since publication of’s Monday, Sept. 16th, story about the MCC situation as it was [More]

“I QUIT!” 2019-2020 City Budget: News and Commentary

September 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS: For the first time the annual budget for the City of New Albany has gone over $7-million. Creating a 2019-2020 city budget for New Albany has drawn more interest – some of it chaotic and tardy and not all of it happy – than in many years. 2019-2020 City Budget problems from the “get-go” [More]

New Albany aldermen rescind mayor’s raise for the coming year

September 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany Mayor Tim Kent will not be getting a salary raise during the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Although the board voted at its Tuesday, Sept. 10 meeting, to give the mayor the same three percent raise most city employees will enjoy during the coming year, it reversed that decision today (Thursday, Sept. 12). On a [More]

City Board 3SEP2019: City 2019-2020 budget

September 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

The New Albany Board of Aldermen got a look at the City 2019-2020 budget proposal at their regular Tuesday, Sept. 3, meeting. Although a public hearing on the budget was the top item on the board’s agenda, it was clear that at least some aldermen were seeing the proposed budget for the first time. The board [More]

New Albany Policeman suspended

August 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

An officer with the rank of “patrolman corporal” has been suspended with pay from the New Albany Police Department (NAPD). The New Albany Board of Aldermen, meeting as the city’s personnel board, met Thursday night to consider a recommendation that the officer be fired. The alderman took the recommendation [More]

New Albany NEXT report lists possible focus points

July 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

About 70 New Albany citizens heard New Albany NEXT focus points that could guide much of the city’s future development. A report presented last week proposed a number of areas for improvement and development. Last year the New Albany Board of Aldermen authorized the Orion Planning + Design group of DeSoto County [More]

City Board 2 July 2019: New design proposed for Glenfield traffic

July 10, 2019 // 2 Comments

A proposed $24-million project to improve vehicle traffic flow in the Glenfield area drew strong interest at the July 2 meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen. Mike Waters, a civil engineer with the Tupelo firm A2H Architects and Engineers, said the Glenfield area project would include a bridge spanning both [More]

City Board 4JUN2019: Curtains for the Cine

June 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany MS – New Albany city board 4JUN2019 Curtains for the Cine: At its regular first-Tuesday-of-the-month meeting, the New Albany Board of Aldermen reached an impasse over buying new curtains for the Cine Theatre at the Magnolia Civic Center. Phil Nanney asked the board for permission to spend $31,825 to [More]

City Board 7May2019: Breaking a tie, Coulter drive, gas services

May 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

At the May 7 city board meeting, Mayor Tim Kent voted to break a tie on whether to pay New Albany’s bills. The mayor rarely needs to vote to break a tie in the deliberations of the New Albany Board of Aldermen. could not find anyone who recalled it having happened before in a matter as routine as [More]
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