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Beer and sales flow

This week marked a year since the sale of beer and light wine became legal in New Albany. Most of the people we’ve talked with say there has been a dramatic amount of beer sold in New Albany, bringing home sales revenue that had been going to other counties, mostly Lee County. Most of those […]

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Playing our roles

The importance of tourism to the Mississippi and the Union County economy cannot be overstated. It is as important, or more so, than any individual business or industry. And we are all a part of the tourism industry, whether we are directly involved in the hospitality industry, a museum or park or we are just […]

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Getting the work done

An update from Bill Mattox, head of the New Albany Light, Gas and Water Department, shows he’s doing what he said he would do. A couple of months ago he told the Board of Aldermen he would have a study of the city’s water problems done and a list of options and their costs completed […]

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Grappling with growth

The Blue Springs Board of Aldermen has taken a positive step forward in beginning the process to annex most of the land separating the village from the Toyota plant property. The board voted last week to annex into the village land along the north side of Interstate 22 (U.S. 78) near the plant, which is […]

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Protecting our animals

The Mississippi Legislature finally has moved the state into step with most of the rest of the country on the issue of committing terrible abuses against dogs and cats. How it could have taken this long is beyond comprehension. But it has. According to The Human Society of the United States, Mississippi is one of […]

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Sportsplex competition

Once a jewel that brought youth baseball teams to New Albany from throughout the Southeast, the Sportsplex today is suffering from declining revenue. The problem as we see it is twofold: a promoter who once steered teams and tournaments to New Albany has moved on and the complex along U.S. 78 faces fierce competition from […]

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Symphony important

The Tupelo Symphony Orchestra, backed by a chorus from Mississippi State University put on a first-class performance Sunday in the New Albany High School Auditorium. The music, John Philip Sousa’s “El Capitan,” and the accompanying vocals were  lively and entertaining, even for those who are not students of orchestral music. In short, it was a […]

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Improving appearance

The New Albany Board of Aldermen has taken the first step in what needs to be a sustained undertaking to improve appearance and livability of our neighborhoods. The board vote unanimously to require the owners of four properties to bulldoze the dilapidated structures there within 60 days or the city will do the job at […]

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Support for free clinic

The decision by a group of volunteers backed by a local church to start a free medical clinic in New Albany is welcome news for the community. The clinic, which will operate under the name Agape Health Services, will provide free medical services to those who cannot afford insurance and are not eligible for Medicaid […]

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Ambitious project

John Young’s plan to build a 336-unit apartment complex represents one of the most ambitious building projects ever in New Albany. Young, a local builder and developer with a keen eye for market trends, thinks the New Albany market is preparing to soar. And he’s moving quickly to try to get a jump on competitors. […]

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