Friday Night Lights: Bulldogs come up short against Amory.

The hits just seem to keep coming for New Albany. With four games in the record books, the Bulldogs are still looking for their first win of the season. After a fourth-quarter shocker by the Pontotoc Warriors last week, this Friday New Albany was the team in the driver’s seat as the minutes ticked down. […]

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Moving on from TV

This week saw a change in the local journalism community that we don’t think should pass without a comment. Robert Byers resigned from his job anchoring the morning news team at WTVA-TV in Tupelo to take a communications position with the Lee County Schools. Why do we care? Some would say it’s a bit unusual […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Off to school…on a Saturday

When the alarm beside our bed went off at 5:45 Saturday morning, it was a clear sign that summer had come to an end at the Mitchell house. I rolled out of bed, pulled on my jeans and headed out with Molly the beagle for her morning walk. It was still dark. By the time […]

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Tanglefoot a year later

The Tanglefoot Trail opened a year ago this month, bringing with it new opportunities for walkers, bikers, joggers and just plain nature lovers. The trail, once followed by explorer Meriwether Lewis, later became the route for the narrow-gauge railway built by Col. William C. Falkner, great-grandfather of William Faulkner. It is named after one of […]

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Move fast on pool

After dawdling for months, the New Albany Board of Aldermen finally agreed Tuesday to do a feasibility study for a public swimming pool. The board included $10,000 in the city budget a year ago to help pay for a study of the needs and possible solutions to provide a public place for our community to […]

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Wayne Mitchell

God’s garden needs weeding

The preacher was talking about how when he was growing up, he never would have believed he would have three raised beds in the backyard where he grows vegetables, herbs and flowers. That’s because his father was a county extension agent and had an acre-sized garden. He had to help out in the garden in […]

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Get lunch tickets now

The deadline is fast approaching for getting your tickets to the fourth annual Tallahatchie RiverFest Community luncheon. The last day to get a ticket is Monday, Sept. 22, for the Friday, Sept. 26, program in the event hall of the First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15, or you can get a reserved table for […]

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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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