Bratton Road-Martintown area to get street lights, traffic control

Residents along Bratton and Martintown Roads should see their neighborhood becoming a little safer in the next several months. The area, part of the most-recently-annexed sections of the city, will be better lighted and also have some improved traffic control. New Albany light, gas and water manager Bill Mattox said that residents on Bratton and […]

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City resumes action on house condemnations

Although the city has not designated a new code enforcement officer, New Albany aldermen took up a condemnation case at their monthly meeting Tuesday that has been going on for more than a year. In January 2014, aldermen moved ahead with efforts to begin demolition of unsafe, uninhabitable housing in the city. One of the […]

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‘Night Our for New Haven’ set for April 18

This year’s “Night Out for New Haven” will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, again at the Magnolia Civic Center. The successful fund-raiser, coming up on its sixth year, is a main source of financial support for the local center for special-needs adults. Admission is only $10 and entertainment will again be provided by […]

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Business 2 Business and UCDA breakfast to combine for economic roundtable

This month’s Union County Development Association CEO/GM breakfast will be combined with the quarterly Business 2 Business networking event sponsored by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi. This meeting, set for Thursday, April 16, is being moved to a breakfast time in order to include many of the retail owners in New Albany who cannot attend a […]

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Wal-Mart, UCDA sponsor classes on how to manage driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 32,719 highway fatalities in 2013, or about 90 per day. Traffic fatalities are the number-one cause of death among those 15-29 and 44 percent of all those killed deliberately chose not to use seat belts. This past week, Sid Muzzy talked about the public outcry […]

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Shaving gel from Thailand? Really.

I was holding a can of shaving gel one morning last week and preparing to shave when I happened to notice that the small print on the can read “Made in Thailand.” Now why would my shaving gel be made in Thailand? I wondered. Not that I have anything against Thailand. I actually enjoyed a […]

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Home and Garden

Our annual event here in New Albany that kicks off spring is happening this Friday and Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds. It’s the New Albany Home and Garden Show, which is sponsored by the Union County Master Gardeners group with help from the Mississippi State Extension Service. What started on a relatively small scale […]

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New Albany High on way to becoming state’s first all-iPad school

New Albany school trustees took the first official step Monday toward making New Albany High School an all-iPad school. “We will be the first true all-iPad school in the State of Mississippi,” NAHS Principal Lance Evans told the board at their monthly meeting. The board voted unanimously to approve advertising for bids on the equipment. […]

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Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, right, talks about the benefits of the gas system expansion with, seated from left, New Albany Light, Gas and Water Manager Bill Mattox, Union County Rep. Margaret Rogers and New Albany Mayor Tim Kent.

Legislature approves expansion of city gas system service area

    A bill signed by Gov. Phil Bryant Wednesday will allow the city-owned New Albany Gas System to expand its service area, possibly becoming one of the largest such systems in the state. “Pontotoc is the only other city system in the state that can go outside in the county,” Northern District Public Service […]

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County seeks $1.5 million grant for industrial development

The Union County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to apply for a Community Development Block Grant of up to $1.5 million to be used to help bring industrial prospects to this area. The CDBG grant is to be sought in conjunction with the City of New Albany. Aldermen were expected to vote on the […]

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