Glenda Alexander, right, and daughter Mendy Bullock sit near the feeders and only slightly startle the tiny birds from time to time by their presence. Although there are difficult to see against the darker background there are about eight of the birds in this photo.

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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NAHS to hold Senior Parent Night

New Albany High School and Get2College are hosting Senior Parent Night on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the New Albany High School Auditorium.  This program will provide pertinent information regarding senior dates and activities as well as post-high school opportunities for students. Each family will receive a booklet entitled T.I.P.S. (Transitions, Independence, […]

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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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New four-lane section of Hwy. 45 open

The Mississippi Department of Transportation was scheduled to open the new four-lane section of Hwy. 45 from Carson Road to four miles south of U.S. Highway 82 in Lowndes County Thursday, Sept. 3, at approximately 9 a.m. “The opening of this four-lane section of Hwy. 45 is a big step in increasing safety and mobility […]

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Sidestepping a honey-do list

Our next-door neighbors painted their house a new color this past weekend. Lane and Tracy Cavender, with the help of a friend with a paint sprayer, brightened up the house with a lighter color that gave it a fresh look. Painting the house follows a summer in which they have redone the landscaping and generally […]

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Fixing our streets

Some of New Albany’s streets are in need of help. The asphalt on some streets has split leaving large cracks and others, including commercial arteries, are littered with potholes. It’s a two-pronged problem really, because some streets including the main drag, Bankhead Street, are the responsibility of the state to keep in good repair. And, […]

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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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