MDOT begins work on future Tanglefoot Trail

Just one week after the Mississippi Department of Transportation announced it was releasing a $4.5 million grant to help complete the proposed Tanglefoot Trail, a construction crew was on site Thursday morning to begin work. Crew members were hard at work Thursday morning removing railroad ties from the former Tennessee-Railnet.  The trail, which is set […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

State reveals area district rankings

Like all school districts throughout the state of Mississippi, both New Albany and Union County School Districts learned the results of the school accountability rankings this week and the reactions are mixed. While Union County schools have generally seen improvement in their test scores and rankings, New Albany remained somewhat stagnant compared to last year. […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Summer reading

Early survey response from New Albany students about a program requiring them to do summer reading is somewhat negative. Is anyone surprised? Taking a survey of students about whether they want to do school work during the summer is sort of like asking them if they like doing the dishes or scrubbing the toilet. That […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Union County School District menus for Sept. 13-17

September 13-17 Monday Breakfast Br. Pizza, Cereal, Milk/Juice Lunch Line 1 McRibs, Baked Beans, Creamy Coleslaw, Raisins, Waldorf Salad, Milk/Juice, Fruit Crisp Lunch Line 2 Hamburger, Baked Beans, Creamy Coleslaw, Raisins, Waldorf Salad, Milk/Juice Tuesday Breakfast Sausage/Biscuit, Cereal, Milk/Juice Lunch Line 1 C. F. Steak/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Field Peas, Watermelon Wedge , Juice Bars, Cornbread, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

September designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness month

With the month of September officially designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the physicians at New Albany Urology are urging men to stay current on their annual prostate exam and screening. According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2010, there has already been 32,050 prostate-cancer related deaths. Prostate cancer is a serious disease that affects […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Blue Springs still waiting on further details about possible annexation

The Village of Blue Springs may be annexed in the future but nothing is set in stone yet as to how much land will be annexed, when, and where. Many city and county planners, Blue Springs Mayor David Boland, Union County Board of Supervisors Attorney Thad Mueller, proponents of the Blue Springs Comprehensive Plan, Toyota […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

New Albany Fire/Rescue qualifies for world challenge competition

Firefighters with New Albany Fire Department recently competed in a national firefighter competition and scored so well they qualified for the world challenge competition. ‘Team New Albany Combat Challenge Team’ is the name of their team, which featured NAFD firefighters Ben Brown, Allen Elder, Chad Jarvis, Chris Whiteside, and Team Captain Shane Cowsert. The competition […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Myrtle seeks funds to build new town hall

The town of Myrtle is taking the first steps toward building a new town hall, as the aldermen are seeking grants to fund the possible project. Mayor Joe Rials asked for the board’s permission during their September meeting, and after approval, will look into the Mississippi Development Authority grant. The grant is awarded for towns […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

A time of rememberance

Sports can offer so much to an individual at any given time. It’s a stress reliever, a hobby, or in my case, an occasional escape from everyday life and reality. I’m sure everyone probably  has a story about where they were on Sept. 11, 2001. For me, it was second period, Mrs. Herron’s physical science […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

NA focusing on basics for Baldwyn

The Bulldogs are back to the basics this week as they prepare to travel to Baldwyn this Friday night. New Albany is off to their best start since 1996, as that was the last year the Bulldogs opened the season at 3-0. This week they will look to win their second straight over the Bearcats, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }