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Main Street Brings Competitive Events to Freedom Fest

June 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany Main Street is bringing two fun, competitive events to Freedom Fest weekend. On Saturday, June 29, during the first annual Blackberry Jubilee, there will be the Smoke on the Water grill competition and an ACL (American Cornhole League) regional tournament. Smoke on the Water is open to anyone who enjoys [Continue Reading]

FREEDOM FEST weekend wants YOU!

June 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS – FREEDOM FEST weekend is coming, and we want you! Those are the words of Freedom Fest planners, Billye Jean Stroud and Tracy Vainisi.  (See sign-up links below) “We want teams for the grill competition, SMOKE on the WATER, and anyone who would like to participate in an American Cornhole League [Continue Reading]

Main Street June activities offer downtown fun

June 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany, Miss.,  Main Street Association June 2019 Activities: The New Albany Main Street Association is jumping into June with community events for all ages and a variety of interests. Director of Main Street, Billye Jean Stroud, said, “I want to personally invite everybody out to enjoy our beautiful town this [Continue Reading]

Museum offers free Preservation Workshop, May 8-10

April 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

Preservation workshop: Want to tackle that daunting rehab project but not sure where to begin? Join the Mississippi Heritage Trust and instructors Mike Grote and Jonathan Leit with Alembic Community Development of New Orleans to learn about the fundamental principles of historic preservation and real estate finance. [Continue Reading]

Union County High School art exhibit to open at museum

April 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

The opening of the annual Union County High School Art Exhibit will be Monday, April 29, 5- 7 p.m. at the Union County Heritage Museum. Work from Myrtle, Ingomar, West Union and East Union High Schools will be shown at this event. Awards will be given for winning pieces at the exhibit opening. The exhibit is free and [Continue Reading]

League of the South demonstration in New Albany Easter weekend

April 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

Representatives from the “League of the South,” (LOS) a “neo-Confederate” organization based in Killen, (Muscle Shoals), Alabama, held a demonstration Saturday morning in New Albany. Carrying Confederate battle flags, displaying small banners, and handing out printed material to those who would [Continue Reading]

Career & Technology Day, May 13, to include job fair

April 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

The New Albany School of Career & Technical Education is planning Career & Technology Day for May 13. This year plans are being made to add a job fair component to the event for New Albany High School juniors and seniors, as well as seniors from Union County Schools. The job fair will include opportunities to [Continue Reading]

Community Tree Lighting, November 29th in downtown New Albany

November 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

New Albany MS: The Third Annual Tree Lighting at Cooper Park is the last in a series of community-based events hosted by the New Albany Main Street Association throughout 2018. Two fifth grade students, Carly Pegues (New Albany Elementary School) and Roxie Roberson (East Union Attendance Center) will have the honor of [Continue Reading]

Count Eeflac at Tanglefoot Trailhead Plaza

October 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Count Eeflac will be at the Tanglefoot Trailhead Plaza in New Albany starting around 5:30PM on Saturday, Oct. 27th. He will be giving away some treats (but watch out for the tricks)! If you haven’t met the Count, come on out — he will be signing autographs. He is the horror host on Hill Country Network on [Continue Reading]

New Albany Main Street Association Third Annual Tree Lighting

October 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

New Albany, Miss., October, 2018: New Albany’s third annual Tree Lighting is set for Thursday, Nov. 29. The event will kick off with the lighting of the tree at 6 pm at Cooper Park and be followed with live music from local school and church groups. There will be a hot cocoa station, visits with Santa Claus at the [Continue Reading]
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