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“Healing Our Mississippi” Tour, October 12

October 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

Healing Our Mississippi By Roslynn Clark   In 1962 James Howard Meredith became the first African-American student admitted to the University of Mississippi. In October of 2018 Mr. Meredith was inducted in the University of Mississippi’s Hall of Fame. Roslynn Clark is a graduate of Northeast Mississippi [More]

Heritage Pioneer Days 2019 draws over 1000 to museum

October 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Over 1,000 people from Union and other Mississippi and Tennessee counties enjoyed Heritage Pioneer Days 2019 during the weekend at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany. Events planned over three days, Thursday – Saturday, Oct. 3 – 5, drew children and adults to practice hands-on skills from [More]

Help vote Tanglefoot Trail into the Hall of Fame

July 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

Mississippi’s Tanglefoot Trail is one of three nominees for the Rails to Trails Hall of Fame. New Albany is the trailhead for the Tanglefoot Trail. Entry to the Hall of Fame will go to the trail that gets the most votes. Voting is from July 2nd to July 10th.  You may vote as many times as you wish. The winner [More]

Something for everyone in New Albany, MS

June 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

If you live in or near New Albany, MS, we hope you have some free time over the several days. A variety of opportunities are on tap here, with, literally, something for everyone. At the Union County Heritage Museum For photographers and those who appreciate interesting photographs: It is too late to enter the “Take [More]

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 [More]

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 [More]

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 [More]

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 [More]

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 [More]

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 [More]
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