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Fire rating improves

Residents of New Albany have received some good news about the quality of their fire protection and the effect it has on their insurance. The Mississippi Rating Bureau has changed the ratings class for eligible properties within the city to a five from a six classification. Ratings are on a scale of 1 to 10, […]

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Honoring the flag

Sunday is Flag Day and the community already is all decked out with flags. Lots of businesses have flags out and many of those were put there from a project of the Kiwanis Club of New Albany. Displaying the flags is one of the largest sources of income for the club and Paul Anderson, the […]

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Trail makes national list

The Tanglefoot Trail, which will have its two-year anniversary in September, has been designated as part of the National Trails System. The trail was added to the national system last week by Sally Jewell, U. S. secretary of the interior, and Jonathan B. Jarvis, national park service director. It means the trail will be added […]

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Museum expansion

The new bids for expanding the Union County Heritage Museum appear to be in line with what the museum expected and the Union County Historical Society board is expected to give the go-ahead in a meeting Monday. The base bid of about $1,086,000 by Ganger Property Management reflected changes in the plans by Architect William […]

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Inmate help needed here

Sometimes an effort to save money ends up costing a lot more money than it saves. We think that would be the case with the current state effort to end the Joint State County Work Program. That’s the official name for the program that provides state inmates to counties to work on a variety of […]

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Furniture resurgence

Working together pays off. That was the take away from Thursday’s announcement that Emerald Home Furnishings of Tacoma, Wash., will be locating a manufacturing plant in New Albany. The project, which has been being put together for a long time, is the culmination of efforts by the city, the county, the Union County Development Association, […]

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Fun at the spray park

The children’s spray park at BNA Bank Park has begun its sixth year of operation, opening last Saturday in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The park, which has become a favorite summer activity for many small children, will be open from noon until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 […]

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A salute to graduates

This week 328 seniors will receive their high school diplomas from the New Albany and Union County schools, compared to 277 last year and 301 the year before. On Thursday 45 will graduate at East Union Attendance Center and 40 will get diplomas at Ingomar Attendance Center. On Friday 40 will graduate at the Myrtle […]

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Downtown Saturday

This Saturday the New Albany Main Street Association will have the second of three spring events built around a noon musical performance on the Trailhead Plaza across from City Hall. The series, dubbed Live @ Noon, is a latest in a number of marketing events designed to broaden the number of people who venture downtown […]

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Not “pie in the sky”

It was about five years ago that Mayor Tim Kent first mentioned to us that he wanted to raise or replace the old railroad bridge over Main Street in downtown New Albany. The mayor thought the bridge, with the misspelled word painted on its side, was not attractive and was a safety hazard for trucks […]

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