Entries by Nan Shiverdecker


Another Valentine for two voices from my past

  A recent discovery, found while sorting through piles of my past, made me remember many reasons why I loved growing up in Memphis. Unfortunately, the treasure is undated, but I know by life circumstances that it was created sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s. It was the first valentine I ever sent […]

Vehicle crashes into downtown building – again

A driver lost control of a vehicle and crashed into a building in downtown New Albany Thursday night, Jan. 14. The accident occurred about 10 p.m. The vehicle, eastbound on Bankhead St., was apparently attempting a left turn onto Railroad Avenue when it crashed into the building at the northeast corner of that intersection. The […]

PSC virtual Town Hall: rural broadband and more

Brandon Presley, North Mississippi’s representative on the Mississippi Service Commission (PSC), presented a “virtual” version of the signature town-hall type meeting of which he is a master. He is always a well-informed, well-prepared provider of information. Tonight’s virtual version was no exception and over 700 folks dropped in to hear what he had to say. […]

New Albany Main Street announces Playground Grant Program.

    New Albany, Miss., September 2020 Revitalizing and improving New Albany’s city park system has become a top priority for the the city’s Community Development office. Grants from private sources have financed many of the improvements made thus far. Speaking of a grant that will be spent on improvements of Northside Park, Community Development […]


Coronavirus: Preparing for the dragon

  New Albany, MS – When I was eight, my six year old brother, Phil, was one of the many US polio fatalities in 1954, the very year that field trials began for Salk’s vaccine. Phil fell ill on a family visit to my grandparents in Pontotoc.  A physician assured my parents that, while he […]

Indoors, Outdoors: a catty tale of winter in New Albany

Once upon a time there was a house in New Albany, where Indoor (Lilly & Busty) and Outdoor (Jackie & Whitey) cousins lived lives of mutual, periodic dissatisfaction. The Indoor cousins never missed a chance to attempt escaping to the freedom of the outdoors, where adventure awaited them. The Outdoor cousins, bored with their lives […]