What eventually will be a major traffic improvement on U.S. 78 (Interstate 22) in New Albany is a dangerous problem today. We, of course, are talking about the $19-million project to widen the Central/Carter avenues overpass and the bridge over the Tallahatchie River and the lengthening of the on and off ramps at the downtown […]
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It’s been an Advil week around our house. It all started the weekend before last, while we were walking our dogs around the neighborhood. Jenny was admiring everybody’s yards. “We have one of the worst-looking lawns in the neighborhood,” she said. “Our yard is full of weeds.” I had to admit that after our lawn […]
The Mississippi Legislature has ended its session, having turned aside efforts by Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and the Republican legislative leadership to expand charter schools and politicize state employees by removing them from civil service. Legislators are to be commended for holding the reins on efforts to raid the state treasury to […]
New Albany has adopted a plan to begin dealing with the most pressing issues with the city’s water system. The Board of Aldermen has voted to move ahead with a plan, developed by New Albany Light, Gas & Water, to add two production wells, improve water pressure on the east side of the city, and […]
Dear Editor: The New Albany Board of Aldermen has done an end around on the voters of Union County. Unable to garner a majority of votes to approve the sale of liquor, the aldermen have chosen to disenfranchise the voters of the county. Proponents of king liquor knew their only chance was to deprive the county […]
The New Albany Schools Board of Trustees has voted to conduct a national search for a new superintendent to succeed Dr. Charles Garrett, who is leaving the district June 30. The vote was 3 to 2. Dr. Jason Dees, Bernice Bailey and Dr. Susan McClelland voted in favor. Jerry Tate and Bobby Gault voted against […]
An ordinance establishing minimum standards for rental housing in New Albany finally is on the books after nearly two years of on-again, off-again discussion by the Board of Aldermen. The ordinance sets standards for habitation of rental housing and gives the city code enforcement officer the authority to prevent rental units from being occupied if […]
The temperature was warm, but not too warm, and a gentle breeze Saturday made for an idyllic setting on the balcony of an apartment overlooking Bankhead Street in downtown New Albany. Jenny and I had just met Warren “Butch” Gray, who was showing us around his apartment facing Cooper Park, where he has lived since […]
Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and the Republican leadership in the Mississippi Legislature have gotten what they deserve: a defeat for their ill-conceived plan to raid the public education treasury to create so-called “charter schools.” They had supported various versions of a bill that would have siphoned off public tax money to support […]
Dear Editor: We received two form letters yesterday mailed from Portland, Ore., advising us that we may qualify for a “free” cellular phone. This offer also included “free” texting and we could select from three different plans with “free” long distance, “free” roaming and multiple other “free” benefits. It even had a place where you […]
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