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City school board adopts no-tax-increase budget, makes money-saving deals

New Albany school trustees approved a budget with no tax increase next year, signed an agreement to greatly reduce basic printing and copying costs and nearly completed personnel changes for the fall semester at a called meeting at noon Monday. The meeting took the place of the usual July meeting due to the holiday schedule. […]

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Supervisors discuss funding Tupelo women’s shelter, industrial tax exemptions

The Union County Board of Supervisors held an abbreviated meeting Monday with Benny Rakestraw presiding in the absence of board president Danny Jordan and also supervisor Randy Owen. A representative of SAFE, Inc., the shelter for abused women and children in Tupelo, was present to ask for continued budget support by the board. SAFE provides […]

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Circuit clerk’s office to be open for voting Saturday despite holiday

Absentee voting is now under way in Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford’s office for the Aug. 4 Democratic and Republic primaries. Because of the way dates for the primary and the Independence Day holiday have fallen, Stanford will have a very unusual schedule this week that may affect absentee voters. Her office will be […]

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Holiday weekend schedule changes include rare Saturday circuit clerk opening

All city, county and state governmental offices will close next Friday, July 3, for the legal observance of the July 4 Independence Day holiday. Most businesses, including the New Albany Gazette, are expected to remain open, however. Local banks will be open as well. Because of the holiday, the Gazette is publishing this issue as […]

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Man faces series of auto burglary, theft charges

A New Albany man is facing charges for an admittedly drug-fueled truck theft and string of auto burglaries this past week. Chief Chris Robertson said Charles Gregory Hall, 23 is charged with one count of either taking possession of an auto or grand larceny, and seven counts of burglary of an auto. The incidents all […]

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Groundbreaking for museum expansion will be Thursday

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the $1.6 million expansion of the Union County Heritage Museum will be Thursday, July 2, at 10 a.m. at the construction site behind the museum. The public is invited to join this moment, which will be followed by a reception with lemonade and cookies. The museum is located at 114 Cleveland Street […]

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House demolished to make way for museum expansion

The first practical step toward the Union County Heritage Museum’s planned $1.6-million expansion was taken this past Friday with the demolition of the blue house behind the museum. The house, owned by the historical society, had been used for storage mostly. Most of the addition to the museum will be in the space where the […]

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Freedom Fest on for Saturday with plenty of entertainment and politics

The 2015 Freedom Fest is scheduled to go on Saturday, rain or shine, but organizers have adjusted plans because of the threat of precipitation. “We just want to bring the community together to celebrate our freedom and be more patriotic,” Sue Morrisson, one of the organizers said. “And there’s no reason we can’t have fun, […]

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Absentee voting for August party primaries starts Monday

It’s been almost five months since qualifying began for local, district and state elections ranging from constable all the way to governor. It’s also about four more months until the actual general election in November but campaigning should begin to heat up with the beginning of absentee voting Monday for the August party primaries. On […]

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Number of unemployed Union Countians continues to drop

Union County’s unemployment rate for April continued its downward trend, dropping from 4.9 percent in March to the current 4.5 percent. The state rate continued to drop also, so Union County remains eight-lowest in the state in unemployment, a position it has held for several months. In another trend, Union County also remains among the […]

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