Schools having to make up for days lost to weather, biodiesel fire next week after Memorial Day

Both city and county schools missed days this year, mostly due to weather, and will have to make them up next week. The county schools had missed two days earlier due to weather and Assistant Principal Ron Scott said at the time, “We made one up Monday, on Presidents Day…The tentative date to make up […]

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Holiday to affect closings, but city garbage collection only

All governmental offices will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. Some businesses will close as well, including the New Albany Gazette. Because of the holiday, all news and advertising deadlines will be one business day earlier. Garbage pickup out in the county will not be affected by the holiday. The solid-waste […]

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Congressional primaries less than two weeks away

Only a week and a half remains before the June 3 primaries to select party nominees for the U. S. House of Representatives and U. S. Senate. If no single candidate in a race gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters will face each other in a runoff June 24. […]

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County jobless rate lowest in years, second-lowest in region

Union County’s unemployment rate for April this year was 5.5 percent, second-best in the 16-county region and well below the state average of 7.5 percent. According to published reports, this represents the lowest rate for the region in about six years. During and before that time jobless rates often approached or exceeded 10 percent. Union […]

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Cancer Relay for Life held Friday

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Ingomar art exhibit

Ingomar elementary students presented an art exhibit this past week to close out the school year. Each class used a theme and their creations were displayed for parents and fellow students to see.   Teacher Emilee Taylor’s kindergarten students were unable to participate but they did view the artwork. From left are Maddie McMillen, Abby […]

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“The Mentalist” and smart TVs

Why do they call them “smart” TVs anyway? Mine is not very smart, at least when I try to operate it. I was reminded of that when Jenny and I were watching an episode of “The Mentalist,” one of our favorite TV programs, which we had recorded on our DVR. Jenny sometimes gets a little […]

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High school graduation

This week 277 seniors will receive their high school diplomas from the New Albany and Union County schools, compared to 301 last year and 274 the year before. On Thursday, 60 will graduate at East Union Attendance Center and 46 will get diplomas at Ingomar Attendance Center. On Friday, 40 will graduate at the Myrtle […]

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City beautification award winner

  Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mattox are recipients of this month’s City Beautification Award for their home on Hwy. 15 North. The award is presented monthly by the city beautification committee to recognize outstanding efforts toward making a home more attractive. From left are Bill Mattox, daughter Erin, wife Danita and Jean Ashcraft Bufkin representing […]

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Sherman news

By Martha Swindle Sherman Aldermen Randy Bolen and Martha Swindle and Town Attorney Kirk Tharp with their spouses attended the CDF Annual Meeting Thursday, May 8, at the Tupelo Furniture Market Building 6 in Tupelo. Congratulations to Courtney Foster and Casey McBrayer on their upcoming wedding next Saturday, May 24, at Sherman Church of Christ. […]

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