Jimmy Robert has taken a liking to my car. He’s a little like a distant relative that shows up for a visit and decides to stay. The problem is Jimmy Robert is a spider. It’s an odd story, but fortunately I’ve got some space here in the paper to tell you about it. The story […]
New Albany police are investigating what appears to be the drowning death of a seven-year-old girl this weekend. The victim is Ma’taya Biggs, 7, daughter of Roxanne Biggs. Medical Examiner-Investigator Pam Boman said police received a call concerning a missing child about 8 p.m. Saturday on Willow Lane in the western part of town. As […]
New Albany aldermen are considering a local ordinance that will ban sale of powdered caffeine to anyone under 18. The request came at their monthly board meeting Tuesday from Jennifer Westmoreland of Water Valley. She told the story of her son, Noah, who was 17 and had not been in any trouble. She said on […]
For years, a small group has been interested in having a functional Historic Preservation Commission in New Albany. The city met the requirements for Certified Local Government standards – necessary to have the commission – and appointed commission members, but little action followed. This year, the commission has been revitalized and has met several times […]
New Albany aldermen Tuesday approved a new social media policy, which may not be what it sounds like to some. Rather than expanding the city’s presence online, the new policy is designed to keep the city, and its employees, out of trouble. The need for it apparently grew out of the recent elections and sheriff’s […]
New Albany school trustees are considering updating their policy on field trips, in light of the increasing number of overnight and less-academically-related submissions. “I’m not against any academic or curriculum-based trip in the U. S.” Superintendent Jackie Ford said. “But I have some concerns about overseas trips with the terrorist activities going on.” Ford added […]
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 […]
The Union County Baptist Association will have a Family Fun Festival at the fairgrounds Saturday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attractions will include food, music and drama, inflatables, face painting, a bake sale, a silent auction, clowns, a yard sale and flea market, a car wash and crafts. Cost of admission will […]
NEW ALBANY – In their first home game of the 2015 season, the Bulldogs walked away with a win. It was a close one, a 27-24 final, but one a long time coming for New Albany. The last time the Bulldogs defeated Pontotoc was in 2013, when the senior class were sophomores and the juniors […]
It doesn’t seem much like Labor Day weekend with temperatures hovering around 90 and the humidity not much below that. But even though summer doesn’t officially end until Sept. 23, for many the arrival of Labor Day is the traditional end of summer. Labor Day also signals the opening weekend of college football (although there […]
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