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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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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Wayne Mitchell

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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