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City budget hearing met with late funding requests

The City of New Albany held its public hearing Tuesday on the proposed 2016 budget, which drew no real comments from the public. The $6,515,837 budget is up about 2.2 percent and contains very few changes compared to the current year. Ward Two Alderman Johnny Anderson noted that they had recommended a three-percent salary increase […]

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TVA increasing electricity rates about two percent

New Albany electric customers will be seeing a slight increase in their usage fees soon. Aldermen Tuesday approved a two-percent raise at their monthly meeting. Light, gas and water manager Bill Mattox said the governing board of TVA had enacted the increase for individual users and also is changing the overall rate structure where fees […]

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Animal clinic sign conflict may have compromise settlement

Another unresolved zoning issue was sort of settled Tuesday at the monthly board of aldermen’s meeting – but apparently to no one’s real satisfaction. At issue was the request for a variance to the city sign ordinance by the owners of New Albany Animal Clinic. The Holly Springs owners of the clinic had purchased a […]

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Supervisors consider closing section of CR 200

The Union County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Oct. 5 on whether to close a section of County Road 200 that is less than a mile long. County Board Attorney Thad Mueller told supervisors that the dirt road has not been maintained in years and in not passable for any other than […]

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Liberty resident exhibits ‘charm’ for visitors

Do hummingbirds travel in flocks? They do at Glenda Alexander’s home on Liberty Road. Alexander said she began feeding hummingbirds outside her house about five years ago and their numbers kept increasing. Now, if you sit down under her shade tree behind the house you are likely to see at least a dozen of the […]

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College and career night to be held at career and tech center

The New Albany-Union County College and Career Night will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6- 8 p.m. in the New Albany High School Career and Technical Center. Local business and industry representatives, college admissions counselors, and armed forces representatives will be available to help students gain information that will assist them in making informed […]

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Retail sales, utility fees main sources of city’s income

New Albany’s proposed 2016 budget was scheduled for a public hearing Tuesday with little expectation it would be changed significantly. It called for no tax increase and the total increased by only 2.2 percent, up to a little more than $6.5 million. Almost exactly half of the city’s revenue comes from retail sales, which has […]

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Mississippians will vote on educational funding by state Nov. 3

Residents have had a pretty steady diet of political news most of this year – and will have some more as the November general election draws closer. Almost lost behind the interest in local races has been the fact that voters will also have to decide on a constitutional question come Nov. 3 They will […]

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Hoping to get a deal on some land

    Having no working air conditioning did not  prevent prospective buyers from nearly fill the courtroom Monday morning for the annual land sale held by Union County Tax Assessor-Collector Randy Dunnam. When property owners fail to pay taxes on the land, it is put up for auction. Above, relatives are first given an opportunity […]

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Pre-K students at elementary school learn about butterflies

    Pre-Kindergarten students at New Albany Elementary School got to visit with some one-day-olds Monday before turning them out into the world. The “youngsters” were Monarch butterflies that emerged only the day before, each coming out of its chrysalis as a fully-grown adult. “There are no baby butterflies,” Master Gardener Tim Burress told the […]

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