Friday Night Lights: Bulldogs scalped by the Indians

It definitely wasn’t the bounce back game that New Albany had been looking for. Itawamba quarterback Vijay Miller and the Indians offense couldn’t be stopped on Friday, shutting the Bulldogs in a 35-0 final. “Itawamba is a great football team, and they made some mistakes last week that cost them the game. Unfortunately they got […]

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Clean up after dogs

We thought awhile about whether this is a subject that warranted an editorial. In the end, we decided to have a go at it. The subject is dog waste or dog excrement or, for those of us not given to euphemisms, dog poop. Dog poop can be a problem, especially if it is not your […]

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Barretos back in Union County

    Janet and Ramon Barreto were returned to the Union County Jail shortly after 4:30 p.m. Sunday – more than five years after being released on a total of $900,000 bond and dropping out of sight. The manhunt for the couple, which included episodes on “America’s Most Wanted,” an addition to the U. S. […]

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Labor Day to affect deadlines, public services

All governmental offices and many businesses will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The New Albany Gazette will be closed Monday and that will require that deadlines for the Wednesday, Sept. 3, issue will be moved earlier. The deadline for display advertising will be at 4 p.m. Thursday while […]

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County investigating burglaries

Staff reports Two burglaries are being investigated by the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The burglaries were reported Aug. 20 in eastern Union County, off Highway 30 East. An investigation has determined that the suspect is a black female, as shown in a surveillance video. The woman had driven around the two neighborhoods where the burglaries […]

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New Birth Community Church holds open house

    New Birth Community Church held an open house Sunday to allow the public to see what the former Irwin B. Schwabe shirt factory has become. The 12-year-old church has been holding services in the small white building on the other side of Clark Street, but had grown from 35 members to more than […]

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Supervisors hit snag in courthouse roof repair but get good news concerning care of local mental patients

The Union County Board of Supervisors hit a snag in efforts to have the courthouse roof repaired Monday, but received some good news about the continuing process of how to deal with mental patients. The board had advertised for bids on the courthouse repair work and was prepared to open them Monday, but only received […]

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County holds delinquent tax sale Monday

Union County Tax Assessor-Collector Randy Dunnam held this year’s delinquent property tax land sale Monday morning. The sale was moved to the chancery courtroom, partly because of the high temperatures outside and because the circuit courtroom was in use for a hearing. The sale drew a standing-room-only crowd but the number of attendees was reduced some […]

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Great, another anniversary

Work anniversaries are sort of a big deal to me. Every year when it gets close to the anniversary of my employment, I hint to Jenny that I assume she’s planning a party or inviting some friends to join us at a restaurant for dinner. I even razz her about doing a good job of […]

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Football on Friday

It’s time for Friday night lights. The high school football fields will be lit for the first home games of the year this Friday. It’ll be hot, but that is expected in August as the New Albany Bulldogs and East Union Urchins play their first home games. At East Union, it will be a special […]

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Keep “Feet” on tour

One of the highlights of the walking tour of historic downtown New Albany is the “Famous Feet” mural on Highland Street. The mural, which was created some years ago by art students supervised by New Albany High School art teacher Lee Ann Thompson, depicts the feet of famous Mississippians. Visitors can try their luck at […]

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CREATE program looks for ways to improve career readiness

The economic future of our region looks bright but key to the success of coming generations is increasing career awareness and providing readiness training from an early age. That means more money for education. That conclusion is part of what came out of a public forum here Wednesday sponsored by the CREATE Foundation and Toyota […]

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County’s jobless rate lowest in north half of Mississippi

Union County unemployment rate for July was 6.8 percent, slightly better than June’s 6.9 percent and again lowest among not only Northeast Mississippi counties but this month the entire north half of the state as well. Figures released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security listed Union as having the eighth-lowest jobless rate statewide. Most […]

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New Birth Community Church to hold open house Sunday

Twelve years ago, New Birth Community Church did not even exist. But pastor and founder Jonathan Tucker had a vision. He was able to start his church and move into a small building on Clark Street just east of the old Irwin B. Schwabe shirt factory. His vision went beyond that, however, and this Sunday […]

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