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Honoring our nation

We hope you will pause for a moment Saturday and join us in observing the birth of our country. It is the official date that we commemorate the adoption in 1776 of the Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. It’s a time to give thanks for a strong federal government, one that […]

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Museum Madness registration underway

Museum Madness is headed Full STEAM Ahead, for the 2015 summer discovery activity program for children. This year’s activities are focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Dates for this year week of activities will be July 13 – July 17, 9 a.m. – noon. “We are excited about this year’s activities, “said Jill […]

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Carnegie Link Up program now available to New Albany elementary students

(Staff reports) New Albany elementary school students will be able to explore classical music through a hands-on program during the coming school year. A partnership of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and local patrons will make the Carnegie Link Up curriculum available to third- through fifth-graders at no cost to […]

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Showing off our region

Today’s issue of the Gazette contains the sixth edition of Explore Magazine, our annual glossy tourism and marketing guide touting the benefits of New Albany and Union County. It’s something all of us at the Gazette are proud of because it has been an unqualified success story. This year’s issue has grown to 100 pages, […]

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A big step for housing

The lack of new upscale single-family homes in a master-planned subdivision has been a problem in New Albany for a long time. That’s what makes the announcement of a new master-planned subdivision with 63 home sites on Bratton Road within the city limits so exciting. Dirt work on the Parkview subdivision being developed by Terry […]

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Fire rating improves

Residents of New Albany have received some good news about the quality of their fire protection and the effect it has on their insurance. The Mississippi Rating Bureau has changed the ratings class for eligible properties within the city to a five from a six classification. Ratings are on a scale of 1 to 10, […]

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Honoring the flag

Sunday is Flag Day and the community already is all decked out with flags. Lots of businesses have flags out and many of those were put there from a project of the Kiwanis Club of New Albany. Displaying the flags is one of the largest sources of income for the club and Paul Anderson, the […]

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Political speaking, music by Sam Mosley and fireworks celebration to be in revamped Freedom Fest at Union County Courthouse

Organizers are putting the final touches on the annual Freedom Fest that will take place in downtown New Albany on Saturday, June 27. The event, which co-bills itself as New Albany’s “First Hand” speaking event, will have political speaking from local and regional candidates throughout the afternoon as well as patriotic events like a flag […]

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Folk Art on the River 2nd Saturdays at Biscuits & Jam Farmers’ Market will be this weekend

Biscuits & Jam Farmers’ Market and The Art of Dixie will host “2nd Saturdays: Folk Art on the River” for the third year in downtown New Albany along the Tallahatchie River. This year’s second Saturday markets will be on June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8. Hours for 2nd Saturdays will be 7:30 a.m. to […]

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Live @ Noon will be June 20

The New Albany Main Street Association will sponsor Live @ Noon on the Tanglefoot Trail Plaza Saturday, June 20. The event, from noon to 2 p.m., will feature music by Bonfire Orchestra, appetizers from local restaurants and special discounts with local retailers. Visitors may also register for door prizes. For more information call Vickie Duke […]

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