The New Albany Schools Board of Trustees has taken a big step forward in modernizing the energy-consuming equipment in its schools. The board, at the recommendation of Superintendent Jackie Ford, has voted to spend $2.8 million to make improvements at the elementary, middle and high schools. Much of the work involves replacement of much of […]
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Customer service isn’t what it used to be, or is it? Well, yes and no based on our experiences last week. Saturday, my wife, son Joe and I drove to Tupelo to run a couple of errands. Our first stop was Petsmart to get a new light bulb for the small aquarium on our kitchen […]
The effort to improve health care in New Albany takes another step forward Saturday with the opening of a free clinic in our community. Agape Clinic will be open at 10 a.m. this Saturday at 505 North St. in the Historic Northside Neighborhood and will offer free health care for those without medical insurance. Officials […]
The presentation last week about what first impressions visitors get of New Albany didn’t contain much of anything new or startling. It was pretty much what we’ve heard before from other groups. But that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Dr. Joe Fratesi, community development director with the Stennis Institute at Mississippi State University, outlined what […]
I would like to respond to the recent editorial article regarding the Wellspring Center for Professional Futures. In particular, I would like to address the following quote; “We translate ‘advanced manufacturing’ to mean training folks to work at Toyota.” That is simply not the case. As the senior consultant to the Wellspring Center, my […]
For months the folks who own Newsweek magazine hounded me about signing up for a digital subscription I could read on my iPad or similar such gadget. I didn’t take them up on their offer for a couple of reasons: First, I don’t have an iPad nor do I have any interest in having one. […]
On Tuesday, March 19, New Albany voters will decide whether they want the sale of wine and spirits to be permitted within city limits. Two Mississippi cities, Corinth and Senatobia, already have taken advantage of a new state law that permits cities to decide the issue in a city election. Currently, the sale of beer […]
Officials of the CREATE Foundation of Tupelo spent time this week updating Union County officials on the latest plans for development of an advanced vocational-technical school near the Toyota manufacturing plant. The school, to be called Wellspring Center for Professional Futures, is expected to cost $35 million. The first courses are expected to focus on […]
Tis the season – the political season, that is. That means it’s also the time when we get lots of questions about our policies about candidates, political advertising, letters to the editor, and the like. So here’s an attempt to go over our general policies about elections and candidates. We think running for political office […]
The announcement last week that Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County plans a major expansion is good news for our community. It signifies Baptist’s ongoing commitment to its hospital here and to improving health care for New Albany and the surrounding area. Baptist announced that it plans a $12 million addition on the back side of the […]
- Pre-K students at elementary school learn about butterflies September 2, 2015
- Families of Union Countians killed in service to participate in Patriot Day program planned for Sept. 11 at Cine’ September 2, 2015
- Number of unemployed Union Countians back down slightly September 2, 2015
- Labor Day holiday to affect business, garbage collection schedules September 2, 2015
- Patriot Day program planned for Sept. 11 at Cine’ August 28, 2015
- Sidestepping a honey-do list September 2, 2015
- Fixing our streets September 2, 2015
- Retail sales, utility fees main sources of city’s income September 2, 2015
- Mississippians will vote on educational funding by state Nov. 3 September 2, 2015
- Hoping to get a deal on some land September 2, 2015
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