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Pit bull ordinance

The New Albany Board of Alderman has reached a reasonable compromise on the issue of banning pit bulls within the city limits. The board had been asked by Jim Taylor, the city’s animal control officer, and by Ward One Alderman Jeff Olson to place a permanent ban on the breed. We were opposed to that […]

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Armory era ends

The news that the Mississippi Army National Guard intends to close the New Albany May 31 should come as no surprise to the community. In reality, the armory, which is located near the county fairgrounds at 917 Fairgrounds Spur Road, has had little use for the last couple of years after the headquarters detachment unit […]

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An exciting expansion

The Union County Heritage Museum used its 20th anniversary annual lunch meeting Thursday to announce an ambitious and exciting expansion project. What started 20 years ago as a committee that wanted to form an historical society has become a quality small museum backed by an active society. The problem today is that success has brought […]

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Focus on bullying

Bullying has been an issue in both schools and general society for as long as there has been a society. Through the years it has taken many forms, but it has become more of a defined problem in recent years. What at one time was attributed to “Boys will be boys” or “Girls will be […]

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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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