The New Albany Gazette, along with most businesses and all governmental offices, will close Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The closing has affected the newspaper publication schedule and moved ad and news deadlines earlier. As of presstime today, all ad and news deadlines for this week have passed. The Wednesday paper was […]
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New Albany city school trustees met Thursday, primarily to approve a budget for the coming year, but the agenda included a variety of other financial actions and information in addition to personnel changes. In his report, Superintendent Jackie Ford told trustees that the New Albany Boys and Girls Club is the recipient of a substantial […]
The New Albany school board presented Kelly Coltharp with a plaque this past Thursday in appreciation of her 24 and one-half years of service to the district. Coltharp is retiring as director of special services. Presenting the plaque is board president Jerry Tate.
BNA Bank and employees honored Peggy Crumpton with a reception Friday to mark her last day with that institution after 44 years of service. Crumpton began working at the bank as a teller in 1970 when the bank was in the building now occupied by Van-Atkins. She said remembers moving to the present […]
Merle Temple has seen life at its moral extremes from evil to good. Terms like “hair-raising” and “incredible” are often thrown out casually but Temple’s experiences give full meaning to the words as he has repeatedly faced death and ultimately found redemption. The Tupelo native and retired narcotics officer has tied all of this together […]
Illustrator, writer and teacher Chuck Galey presented his “Fizz, Boom, Read” program to the participants in the summer reading program at the Union County Library this past Thursday. The award-winning artist used a variety of good, creative illustration examples to show children how they can draw their own.
The 2014 Union County Fair is less than two weeks away and while many of the events are familiar to the community, some newer additions have not received as much publicity. Perhaps the best example is the Union County Fair Stock Dog Trial, which starts at 8 a.m. July 12 and 13. This is partly […]
Incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran narrowly won the nomination toward a seventh term Tuesday, coming back after being outvoted by Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in the June 3 party primary. Preliminary totals Tuesday had Cochran with 50.8 percent of the vote to McDaniel’s 49.2 percent – a difference of only about 6,400 votes statewide. […]
New Albany Mayor Tim Kent was reported recuperating at home and possibly will be allowed to return to work next week. The monthly meeting of the board of aldermen will be Tuesday. Kent was airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center Tuesday night, June 17, where he underwent emergency surgery following a freak accident. He was […]
Union County’s unemployment rate was up one percentage point from April to May, but still managed to rank second-lowest in Northeast Mississippi and third statewide. According to figures from the Mississippi Employment Security Commission, Union County had 6.5 percent of its workforce without Jobs in May compared to 5.5 percent the previous month. The local […]
- Annual New Haven fish fry is next Wednesday May 15, 2015
- City schools hire new basketball coach, variety of administrative, teaching and other coaching positions filled May 20, 2015
- Gazette, governmental offices to close for Memorial Day May 20, 2015
- East Union wraps up spring football with scrimmages May 20, 2015
- Gazette, government offices will close Monday May 22, 2015
- NAHS administrator chosen Principal of the Year May 22, 2015
- Cancer Relay for Life date will be June 5 May 22, 2015
- Award-winning writer doesn’t follow the rules May 22, 2015
- Spray park in sportsplex opens Saturday May 22, 2015
- Office will be open Saturday morning for absentee voting May 22, 2015
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