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It makes good sense to shop local

By Lisa Bryant General Manager For the past several years, we have seen a push or campaign to shop local. I don’t think we can say often enough why and how important it is for all of us to shop local. Yes, we all go out of town from time to time to shop, but […]

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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary Madison Thompson celebrated her eighth birthday at the Tupelo skating rink on Sunday, Jan. 10, with 15 of her friends. The kids enjoyed skating and playing games. She had a Disney’s Descendants cake that was enjoyed with ice cream. Madison was 8 on Jan. 8. She is the daughter of Jessica (Andrew) […]

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Center Hill Baptist Church news

By Tommie Cooper For Wednesday night’s Bible study, Bro. Hall was in Romans 12:1-5, “Everyone has a spiritual gift.” There was a good Bible study tonight; come join us at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, we had a good crowd. Bro. Hall sang a special, “He’s Gone.” His message was in Romans 9:1-6, “Do you have […]

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Kids these days don’t know how easy they have it.

By Lisa McDonald, General Manager We have all heard our grandparents tell stories about how easy we have it. I can hear Granddaddy now saying “back in my day we had to walk through three feet of snow for five miles twice a day to go to school.” It must have snowed a lot more […]

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Virginia and Santa

Below the Gazette reprints eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon’s letter to the editor of New York’s Sun newspaper and the newspaper’s response on Sept. 21, 1897: Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my friends say there is not Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me […]

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A loss to downtown

The decision by Barbara Tyre to close her downtown store probably is the right one for her, but it will be a loss to her customers, for New Albany and for northeast Mississippi. Barbara said this week she will close her women’s clothing store that has been one of the mainstays of historic downtown New […]

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Baptist Union County earns Joint Commission accreditation

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County was recently named a Top Performer as part the Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® recognition program. The hospital was named a Top Performer in five categories: heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke, and perinatal care. Hospitals were selected as Top Performers if they had achieved outstanding accountability measure […]

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Leadership academy holds graduation

Union County Leadership Academy held its graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, Nov. 18.  Thirty-one students successful completed the intensive 10-week program.  The program focus was on leadership and leadership skills.   Participants included, front from left, Madison Rainwater, Cayce Smith, Karlie Topper, Kelly Mayo, Paige Hall, Anna Grace Coffey, Katana High, Gloryana King, Morgan Gooch, Elizabeth […]

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Dean Provence Endowment winners announced

The Dean Provence Endowment for Excellence in Education Board has announced the allocation of funds totaling nearly $8,200 to teachers in the New Albany School District. In an effort to maximize the effectiveness of the awards, this year grants were directed to New Albany Middle School and New Albany High School. Endowment funding will be […]

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Deadline is Dec. 4 to submit letters to Santa

It’s the time of year once again when the New Albany Gazette prints all the letters that Union County children will write to Santa before Christmas. School teachers and members of the public  may submit these letters to the Gazette by 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4. The Gazette staff strongly encourages those who wish to […]

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