Tag Archive for: Community Development

NEMiss.News Dr. Shane Scott at IMPC, COVID-19

Dr. Shane Scott: “COVID is not going away.” What you should know.

  NEW ALBANY, MS - “COVID is not going to go away,” a prominent northeast Mississippi physician told NEMISS.NEWS last week. “I suspect it is going to be one of the illnesses, such as the flu, ordinary head colds and strep, which…
Northeast MS Homeless at Tupelo library

Tupelo man says home overrun by homeless, asks its removal from demolition list

Tupelo, MS - The first Tupelo City Council meeting of the year, January 7, 2020, was not without drama. Mr. Frank Agnew, an area homeowner, went before the council in an attempt to save his property. The home is currently in a state of disrepair,…
New Albany MS. Christmas at the Museum 2018

2019 Christmas at the Museum, December 14

Mingle and Jingle with Santa, enjoys crafts and holiday refreshments on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 until 12 noon at the Union County Heritage Museum for the annual Christmas event. Part of the holiday season that has become a tradition is…
concrete pad

Some work complete on industrial park enhancements

Work is partly complete on projects to attract more industry to Union County. A concrete pad for a shell building and a nearby industrial access road have been done. Steel was expected to be going up soon for a 100,000-square-foot shell building…
missing man mcquary

Body of missing man Scott McQuary found Tuesday morning

Members of the Union County Sheriff’s Department found the body of 49-year-old Scott McQuary Tuesday morning in a sand pit off County Road 14. The case was under investigation Tuesday but Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said no foul play was suspected…
New Albany MS Doggie dining in MS

Doggie Dining: Coming to a restaurant near you?

JACKSON, Miss. – Beginning Friday, November 1, 2019, a new Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) policy will allow "doggie dining." Restaurant patrons will be able to dine with their pet dogs under certain conditions. Patterned…
New Albany, MS Gobble gobble, Patterson home open at Thanksgiving

Gobble, Gobble — Wobble, Wobble— Happy Thanksgiving!

“Praise God from whom all blessings flow...” --The Doxology    There is something very special in the air. It’s an air of gratitude, an air filled with the fragrance of hope and Thanksgiving. This year’s bounty has been harvested.…
New Albany MS 2017 Freedom Fest

Career & Technology Day, May 13, to include job fair

The New Albany School of Career & Technical Education is planning Career & Technology Day for May 13. This year plans are being made to add a job fair component to the event for New Albany High School juniors and seniors, as well…
New Albany MS 2017 Freedom Fest

New Albany in running for music series grant-here’s how to vote

NEW ALBANY, MS - Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America, the City of New Albany hopes to qualify as one of the 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP Grant Awards. What…
New Albany MS 2017 Freedom Fest

NAMS Howlin’ on the RIver Color Run set for October 31

Walk, jog, and run your way toward a healthier life while raising funds for New Albany Middle School! The color run is open to EVERYONE in the community and we encourage you to join us. The My School Color Run will feature…
NEMiss.News NA City Board, Nov. 7, 2023

New Albany City Board meeting for November 2023

City Board transacts monthly business in quick November 7, 2023 meeting.
NEMiss.News New Albany Street Department Director Johnny Payton

New Albany Street Department honored at luncheon

Johnny Payton and his New Albany Streets Department employees were honored a recent luncheon in the Magnolia Room. These men accomplish maintenance of city streets, and regular house-to-house collection of solid waste.
NEMiss.News New Albany Christmas Parade 2021

Scenes of the 2021 Christmas Parade, Part II

The New Albany 2021 Christmas Parade drew hundreds to downtown New Albany to kick off their holiday season. See Christmas parade scenes, Part 2.
NEMiss.News Cindy Baker addresses aldermen

Homeowner asks city’s help with storm water washing over her property

A New Albany homeowner says storm water running over her property and standing under her home has caused damages. This and other issues were addressed at the September 7, 2021, meeting of the Board of Aldermen.

Community development director calls on aldermen for planning position

Stroud will form focus and discussion groups before submitting a final job description.
NEMiss.News Trash can on Trailhead plaza

Community Development planning annual spring city cleanup for March

It may not feel like it now, but Spring is just around the corner and with it will come New Albany/Union County’s Spring Cleanup event. On Saturday, March 20, Main Street is calling for volunteers to meet at the Union County Heritage Museum…
NEMiss.News Miss New Albany Hospitality

Miss New Albany Pageant is precursor to state hospitality competition

New Albany Main Street and the office of Community Development are preparing to host their second annual Miss New Albany pageant. The pageant is scheduled for Feb. 20 at the Magnolia Civic Center and is a precursor to Miss Hospitality Mississippi. Last…
NEMiss.news 2020 Tallahatchie RiverFest New Albany MS

Tallahatchie RiverFest called a success – despite pandemic

    (September 2020) NEW ALBANY, Miss—Another weekend filled with music, friends, and family is in the books. The City of New Albany’s Tallahatchie Riverfest 2020, while small in attendance compared to last year’s event,…

Park service program to develop plan for city

As part of city efforts to enhance recreational assets for growth and tourism, Community Development Director Billye Jean Stroud has asked for help from the National Park Service. This past week, Josh Tuck, with the NPS’ Rivers, Trails…
M Project director speaks

M Project participants report on accomplishments

For nearly the past two years New Albany has been working in partnership with the University of Mississippi. Their goal was to improve the quality of life in our community. The program, known as M Project, made use of students, interns and faculty,…
New Albany MS 2017 Freedom Fest

Main Street Brings Competitive Events to Freedom Fest

New Albany Main Street is bringing two fun, competitive events to Freedom Fest weekend. On Saturday, June 29, during the first annual Blackberry Jubilee, there will be the Smoke on the Water grill competition and an ACL (American Cornhole League)…