Tag Archive for: Fred’s

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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
The now-empty Fred's interior

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…
The now-empty Fred's interior

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…
The now-empty Fred's interior

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…
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Aldermen delay action on Comprehensive Plan, approve $194,738 spray park, raise monthly garbage collection fees

City Board delays adopting comprehensive plan until marijuana decisions made, approves new spray park, honors city Code Enforcement Officer Eric Thomas. Marijuana hearing set for August 1.

City going back to restart in Fred’s renovation as municipal center project

Officials hope to rebid the revised Fred's project in about three weeks.

Converting Fred’s, WIC buildings for city use may cost $5.4 million

City aldermen have several options but all would involve funding challenges or delays.

New Albany aldermen mark autism month and honor Boys and Girls Club winner

Aldermen are scheduled to open bids on the various options to renovate the former Fred's building into a municipal complex May 4.

City ready to take bids on renovation of former Fred’s building for municipal complex

  After nearly a year of planning and preparation, light, gas and water manager Bill Mattox formally received permission Tuesday for architect Ross Barkley to advertise for bids on the renovation of what will turn the former Fred’s…
Architect Ross Barkley with Fred's plan NEMiss.News

Converting Fred’s building into municipal center could start in May, depending on bids

  The renovation of the former Fred’s store into a municipal complex may start as early as May, depending on how much the pandemic has inflated construction materials costs. City officials met with New Albany native  and architect…
NEMiss.News plans for former Fred's store

Concerned about increasing costs, New Albany city officials will seek bids for renovation of former Fred’s building

  New Albany officials hope to advertise for bids on the renovation of the former Fred’s building in February. Eventually, the building will be the new home for the New Albany light, gas and water (NALGW) and police departments. The…
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Retrospect on 2020

What NEMiss.News stories got the highest readership during 2020? A retrospect on 2020 looks back at the most-read stories of last year.

Mayor provides update on paving, Fred’s renovation, finances and other projects

Despite a couple of months with lower tax revenues during the early part of the coronavirus shutdown, The City of New Albany is still in good financial shape and moving ahead on projects according to Mayor Tim Kent. Wednesday, the mayor provided…
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City now proud owner of Fred’s building

New Albany city officials formally took possession of the former Fred’s discount building Thursday morning, paving the way for a new light, gas and water department as well as police department, city courtroom and aldermen’s boardroom. Mayor…
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Loss of Fred’s still may prove to be win for city

It appears likely that the city will be able to purchase the former Fred’s building from the businessman who bought a number of the buildings in bankruptcy court. It’s lucky the building became available but it was up to New Albany officials…
The now-empty Fred's interior

City unsuccessful in first attempt to buy Fred’s building

By J. Lynn West Editor So far, the City of New Albany has been unsuccessful in efforts to purchase the former Fred’s building downtown. The building had been advertised for sale as part of the closing of the store here and, eventually,…