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Sharing at Christmas

Earlier this year the Gazette observed its 125th anniversary of publication. Today we mark another anniversary – the 40th anniversary of the annual Sharing at Christmas push for money to help provide holiday help for families in need in Union County. Although the Sharing at Christmas program has been sponsored by the Gazette all these […]

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Faulkner in the woods

What started as an idea to designate State Highway 30 between New Albany and Oxford as the “William Faulkner Scenic Byway” has been pared down considerably. The Mississippi Transportation Commission last week approved naming less than half of the 35-mile road for Faulkner. The commission’s action still must be ratified by the 2015 session of […]

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Tanglefood cooperation

The New Albany Board of Aldermen and the Union County Board of Supervisors have agreed to cooperate in providing a way to handle emergency calls on the Tanglefoot Trail. The two governing bodies have agreed to split the cost of a Polaris Ranger All Terrain Vehicle and a skid unit attachment for transporting patients. The […]

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Athletes and rules

Is some of the outrage against the National Football League over the recent spate of domestic violence and drug-related incidents involving players misdirected? Well, maybe. At least we think there is plenty of fault to share and some of it belongs in our nation’s colleges and even high schools. The incident that touched off the […]

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Trailhead music

The City of New Albany and the New Albany Main Street Association are trying something new – free music performances on Saturdays in downtown. The city’s tourism department and Main Street will sponsor music performances each Saturday, culminating with a Sunday performance on Nov. 9 There will be two performances each Saturday, the first from […]

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Pioneer life at museum

One of the largest events in town for school classes and families with young children takes place today and tomorrow at the Union County Heritage Museum. It’s the Heritage Pioneer Days, started 13 years ago by Jill Smith, museum director, to demonstrate the life of early pioneers. This year’s event is in two parts. Today […]

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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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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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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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