RiverFest report card

Each year, after Tallahatchie RiverFest Weekend has come and gone, we take stock of the buzz about it and comment on how we think it fared. The bottom line is that we think it came off pretty well. And we had the best weather in years for what are mostly outdoor activities. The only big […]

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RiverFest Weekend

This weekend in New Albany encompasses several activities that offer something for every taste and every interest. What started 25 years ago as a run sponsored by the then-Bank of New Albany has become several events – the BNA Bank RiverRun, a downtown festival with vendors and concerts, a literary competition and a Rubber Duck […]

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Injury plagued Urchins drop to 3-2

STRAYHORN – East Union has fought the injury bug since game one and Friday night the Urchins played without eight starters as they lost on the road to Strayhorn 20-0. The Urchins again reshuffled their lineup, including a new offensive line which has not seen the same five starters all season. “We played short-handed, but […]

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Bulldogs beaten by Corinth Warriors

Friday wasn’t a good day for the Bulldogs, who remain winless after a 52-13 loss to Corinth.  Setbacks began long before game time, with two starters arriving to school on game day with injuries.  “Our center, Hunt Parks, comes to me and I find out he’s got a broken hand, and then Isaiah Powell is […]

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Lady Hawks stay in contention with win over West Union

MYRTLE – The Lady Hawks of Myrtle needed a win to stay in the playoff picture in their division and they rode a 16-hit attack to avenge an earlier loss as they defeated West Union 8-2 on Thursday. “I was pleased with the intensity and urgency that our girls played with,” Myrtle coach Marty Cook […]

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Wayne Mitchell

A great idea at the time?

It’s one of those things that seemed like a great idea at the time. “Why not have a big, special edition of the Gazette to observe the 125th anniversary of the newspaper?” I thought. That was then – a year ago. By 10 o’clock last Friday night as we were struggling to complete the last […]

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Toyota volunteers

The strength of volunteerism was demonstrated again this past Saturday, this time by employees, families and friends of Toyota Manufacturing Mississippi. About 850 volunteers from the company participated in National Public Lands Day by helping to freshen two parks in New Albany and build another from scratch in Blue Springs. In New Albany, volunteers helped […]

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Union County runners compete at Saltillo Invitational

  SALTILLO – Union County runners squared off against some of the top runners in the state at Saltillo and came away with very competitive team and individual results on Saturday. Over 41 teams competed in the meet on one of the toughest courses in the state. Myrtle girls had a strong showing in the […]

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Friday Night Lights: Injuries hold Bulldogs back in loss to Corinth.

Friday wasn’t a good day for the Bulldogs. “We get to school this morning and our center, Hunt Parks comes to me and I find out he’s got a broken hand, and then Isaiah Powell is wearing a boot. We knew Isaiah had turned his ankle last Friday and we’ve treated him for that all […]

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Falcons take division lead, defeat West Union

ENTERPRISE – Ingomar and West Union locked in a low-scoring affair on Tuesday with the Lady Falcons edging out the Lady Eagles 5-1. “It was a win and a win is better than a loss,” Ingomar coach Andy Wilbanks said. “Both teams didn’t really play very well tonight. They struggled, we struggled and somehow we […]

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Braves defeat NAHS

IUKA – Post-season hopes are dim for the Lady Bulldogs volleyball team afterthe team dropped a division contest to Tishomingo County in a 2-1 final. The Lady Braves opened with a 7-0 run in the first set before New Albany battled back to within two points at 10-8. Tishomingo County won the first two sets […]

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New lights at Kitchens

The New Albany School Board of Trustees has taken quick action to cure what could have been a significant safety hazard. The board voted unanimously this week to replace the lighting system at New Albany High School’s Kitchens Field after it was discovered that one or more of the existing wooden poles had been severely […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Keeping the temple rolling

The news last week that the adult obesity rate in Mississippi had surpassed 35 percent did not surprise me. Looking at my own robust waistline, I thought the number might be a little higher. Whatever the number, what it really means is that many of us are fat. Or, at least, that is what we […]

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Honoring top students

The list of students who have achieved the distinction of being named National Merit Semifinalists has been released and the number making the cut from northeast Mississippi is down from last year. Twelve students in the region were named semifinalists in the prestigious national competition that recognizes less than one percent of the nation’s high […]

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