The Great American Cleanup, which marks its 21st year in 2019, engages more than three million volunteers and participants, on average, every year to create a positive and lasting impact. It’s meant to inspire people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.
We have had some of our readers voice concern over the use of Xmas in the heading of one of our photos in the December 5 issue of the New Albany Gazette. I want to assure you that there was no attempt to dishonor or disrespect either Christ or the meaning of Christmas. We do appreciate the p…
The city has hired a new community development director to handle aspects of tourism and marketing as well as organize festivals sponsored by the city each year.
The first few weeks of each year I find myself setting goals for the year. We set company goals and individual goals for each employee to support the company goals, but I also set personal goals.
People here were spooked this past week when Toyota announced a partnership with Mazda that would include a new plant to build Corollas. If Toyota is going to build a new $1.6 billion assembly plant that includes the popular Corolla, what would happen to production in Blue Springs?
New Albany is on the verge of getting a large new supermarket to be followed by two also-large medical clinics. There is talk of a couple of other new eateries possibly coming to town as well.
The recent municipal election campaign season has seen a lot of talk about infrastructure and the need to improve streets, water quality and other facets of our community.
It wasn’t the ice storm of ’94, but the aftermath of this weekend’s brief destructive winds did evoke memories of those days. Roads were blocked, structures were damaged and, most notably, a substantial part of the community was without electric power service for some time.
We have applauded efforts by the New Albany-Union County Career and Technical Center and Northeast Mississippi Community College at New Albany staff to increase focus on technical training as opposed to pursuit of a four-year academic degree. Not only may a technical profession be a better c…
Union County’s unemployment rate for November was 4.0 percent – fifth lowest in the entire state. Our rate has been among the five or six lowest for a couple of years now.
It is customary as the year begins to state some of the goals we wish to see accomplished in the coming 12 months. Few are easy or inexpensive, but one has to spend to nourish a successful community and we believe all of these are worth doing. Indeed, several goals listed in previous years h…