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This primary year may not have been kind to some local incumbents but state and district officials did very well. Basically, every one of those races saw either an unopposed incumbent or an incumbent who won easily in his or her party (mostly Republican). Union County voters were in line with the state trends, supporting […]

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Justice Court offices will see some changes in personnel

The races for supervisor, sheriff and school superintendent may have grabbed headlines but other important offices were decided on Tuesday that potentially affect the lives of all citizens. Those are those of the justice court system and include East and West Post judges and constables. The East Post judge’s job is one of the other […]

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NA aldermen want to tighten parking, yard sale rules and update building regs

New Albany aldermen held a brief, half-hour meeting Tuesday, but if they did not handle much business they indicated they are getting ready to do so. On the table for the next meeting is consideration of a new set of subdivision regulations, possible amendment to building regulations governing use of metal exteriors, the limited-parking downtown […]

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Union County unofficial primary election results

(These numbers do not include absentee and affidavit ballots, although news storied in the Gazette do.)  

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Open 3rd and 5th District supervisor seats will need run-off; two incumbents eliminated

Regardless of any other outcome, it was clear that Union County would have at least two new supervisors next year with longtime Third District Supervisor Danny Jordan and Fifth District Supervisor Benny Rakestraw announcing their retirement. Neither race will be decided until the Nov. 3 general election but having such large numbers of candidates has […]

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Union sheriff Edwards gets clear victory over predecessor Wilhite

Incumbent sheriff Jimmy Edwards won the Democratic primary Tuesday and will face Republican Greg Elder in the Nov. 3 general election. Elder was unopposed in the Republican primary. Edwards received 4,418 votes for 70.2 percent in contrast to Wilhite’s 1,861 votes, or 29.6 percent. The race received a lot of attention because an incumbent sheriff […]

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MSU president gets school year off to rousing start for NA teachers, staff

One might think of the New Albany schools professional development program Monday morning as a sort of pep rally for educators. If that is accurate, the main cheerleader was well chosen in Dr. Mark Keenum, president of Mississippi State University and a strong advocate for better education. Speaking to the auditorium full of teachers and […]

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Courthouse repair work produces unwelcome surprise

Union County Supervisors got good news and bad news concerning repairs to the historic Union County Courthouse this week. The bad news was that the top part of the cupola, the smallest set of poles and dome on which the eagle is supported, is in worse condition than anyone imagined. The good news is that, […]

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‘Hee Haw’ returning to Cine Theatre Aug. 13-15

Tickets are on sale for the annual “Hee Haw” show to benefit The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Shows will be Aug. 13-15 at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $10 and available at the New Albany Main Street Association office or by calling 534-3438. The box office will be open one hour before […]

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River Players to hold auditions for winning play in Faulkner writing contest

The Tallahatchie River Players will hold auditions for the one-act play winner from the 2014 William Faulkner Literary Contest Sunday afternoon, Aug. 9, in the Magnolia Room (beside the theater) at the Magnolia Civic Center at 2 p.m. There are three roles: one male and one female in their late teens or early 20s, and […]

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