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Aldermen resuming condemnation process for unsafe housing

The most time-consuming part of the regular monthly meeting of New Albany aldermen Tuesday involved public hearings concerning possible condemnation of houses. In a comparatively brief meeting, board members resumed efforts to rid the city of unsafe and substandard housing. An unofficial hiatus had been assumed during the period in which a former building inspector […]

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Baptist Hospital, Stern Clinic get word out on having healthier hearts

One-third of all Americans have coronary artery disease and Mississippi and Tennessee are at the forefront of that. “We have a very high rate of obesity also,” Dr. Chris Ingelmo said Monday. Dr. Ingelmo is a cardiologist with the Stern Cardiovascular Clinic and he and Dr. Darrell Sneed alternately see patients at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union […]

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Railroad Avenue getting new crossing arms

Motorists downtown Wednesday may have discovered that the Railroad Avenue crossing of the Burlington-Northern Railroad was closed. Mayor Tim Kent said crews are installing new lights with crossing arms at the intersection, but this does not appear to be part of any “quiet zone” program. At least one representative thought the city was going to […]

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Faulkner writing competition may see added features this year

Members of the William Faulkner Literary Competition committee are already at work planning this year’s event, which concludes with a luncheon during the Tallahatchie RiverFest and marks the anniversary of the Nobel-Prize-winning author’s birth. Each year, entries come in from around the world in the categories of short story, novel, poem, one-act play and student […]

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Voter registration deadline is Saturday

This Saturday, Feb. 6, is the deadline to register to vote in the March 8 presidential preference primary. Absentee voting is already under way. Any resident can register now and vote in the primary as long as he or she will be 18 years old by the day of the general election, Nov. 8. Saturday […]

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Winter Wonderland Charity Ball

The Junior Auxiliary is holding it Winter Wonderland Charity Ball at Oaks Country Club Saturday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 each. Guests will enjoy a nice seated dinner and dancing to the sounds of local band Mississippi Moon. Silent auction items include an autographed Ole Miss football, local artwork, a weekend trip […]

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Help us be better

We at the New Albany Gazette strive to present information that is useful and readable, to be good community citizens and to help improve the quality of life for our neighbors. We can’t be successful if people are not reading and using what we produce, however. That means that our readers – and, perhaps even […]

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Crain selected Teacher of the Year for New Albany School District

Carey Crain has been chosen Teacher of the Year for the New Albany School District. Crain, who is Teacher of the Year for New Albany High School, was honored this past week along with the other city teachers of the year. They are Becky Farned from New Albany Elementary School, Justin Watson from New Albany […]

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Phase 2 bids on Emerald Furniture renovation come in over budget

Union County Supervisors hit a stumbling block Monday in the process of renovating the former Hickory Springs furniture plant for use by Emerald Furniture. The county has been able to obtain grant money to help fund the $2 million upgrade planned by the new owner so that no local taxpayer money is needed, although the […]

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Build a new police department building

We have mentioned the need for repairs and other improvements to several city streets, particularly those that carry heavy retail, school or emergency medical traffic. They need to be addressed by city officials. Unfortunately, they are not the only part of city infrastructure sadly in need of help. In its day, New Albany’s city hall […]

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