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Rant: Feds must fix their own 2020 census mess

July 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

The 2020 Census mess: For years state and local government officials have complained about “unfunded mandates” coming down from the federal government. What they mean is that the feds establish a program or practice, but do not supply the money to implement it. The Union County Board of Supervisors dodged [More]

County Board 15Jul 2019: Census Bureau resolution request

July 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

An appearance by U.S. Census Bureau “partnership specialist” brought a cool response from the Union County Board of Supervisors Monday morning, July 15th. Brenda McGaha, who identified herself as an employee of the Census Bureau, presented each supervisor and others in the meeting room with a folder [More]

Sheriff’s office participates in LeBonheur fundraiser

July 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Officers of the Union County Sheriff’s Office participated in a fundraiser for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital on Saturday, July 6 at the New Albany Walmart. Using the theme “Doing Time for LeBonheur” Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards and Deputy Sheriff Teresa Hester, the department’s [More]

JFK Jr. – Not with a bang but a whimper

July 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. “The Hollow Men”     T. S. Eliot John F. Kennedy, Jr. (JFK Jr.) died twenty years ago today, aged 38, when he flew his airplane into the ocean off the Massachusetts coast. His [More]

“Cast of Blues” exhibit at museum will feed all the senses

July 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sharon McConnell-Dickerson’s “Cast of Blues” life cast exhibit has taken her all over the world: Cognac, France; Chicago, Illinois; Kansas City, Missouri; Albuquerque, New Mexico, and now the Mississippi artist is adding New Albany, Mississippi to her list. The engaging exhibit will feature 40 of her life casts [More]

Biscuits & Jam Market draws crowd on hot July day

July 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Although the temperatures were in the 90s, ample shade allowed reasonable comfort at the July 11 Biscuits & Jam Farmers’ Market in down New Albany. Several hundred people shopped there between 4 and 7 pm. The number of vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables seems to be larger than last year, [More]

Train struck trailer truck at Highland St. crossing

July 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train struck a trailer truck at the Highland St. railroad crossing in New Albany shortly after 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 10th. The engineer of the westbound BNSF train said the truck was stalled — “stuck there when we came around the turn from the east.” Before [More]

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

July 10, 2019 // 0 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]

Dalton to discuss “Fly Girls” at July Luncheon with Books

July 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

Luncheon with Books will be held Tuesday, July 16 at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library in New Albany. Bethany Dalton will discuss Keith O’Brien’s Fly Girls: How Five Women Defied All the Odds and Made Aviation History. Pilot Club will host a light lunch beginning at 11:30AM. From Amazon Review of Fly [More]

Faulkner not forgotten in New Albany, July 4, 2019

July 4, 2019 // 1 Comment

New Albany, MS, July 4, 2019: Faulkner not forgotten in New Albany. Twenty-eight years ago today, July 4, 1991, my wife, our then six-year-old daughter and I came through New Albany on our way to a family party in Memphis. Although it had never then crossed my mind that New Albany would become my ultimate home town, [More]
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