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Wayne Mitchell

Feeling good about chores

My two biggest chores of the Christmas season are over. The first one I completed on Monday and the other wound up today. I say “chores,” but they’re not really what most people would call chores. To my father when I was young, a chore was slopping the hogs, milking the cows or feeding the […]

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Community volunteers plan to prepare free Christmas dinner for 1,200

Once again, a group of volunteers is quietly working to provide hot free Christmas meals to needy families and, in particular, students. With no other name than “community Christmas meal,” the group expects to serve more than 1,200 in approximately three hours. While charitable programs such as the Gazette’s Sharing at Christmas and efforts by […]

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No charges will be placed against office involved in stadium altercation

New Albany police officer Brock White should be back on full duty “soon” according to Chief Chris Robertson after being cleared of using excessive force by the FBI. White had been on paid administrative leave since a Nov. 21 incident at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium came to light. He was one of several certified police officers hired […]

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Police investigating pedestrian fatality on I-22 Tuesday

The death of a New Albany man on I-22 Tuesday night remains under investigation by the New Albany Police Department. The victim, Terry Biggs, 55, of New Albany, was walking west in the east-bound lane on the roadway next to BNA Bank Park about 10 p.m. when he was hit by multiple vehicles, according to […]

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Shop local this holiday

Christmas is two weeks from today and as we head into the final days for last-minute shopping, we would encourage you to check out New Albany shops before deciding to head off somewhere else. There certainly are things you can’t get in New Albany, but we have found that much of our holiday shopping needs […]

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Hayden Anderson pushes up on the attack in front of the watchful eye of Bulldog coach Caryl Vogel. Photo by Dennis Clayton.                                    

Bulldogs edge Warriors in the final minute

BY DENNIS CLAYTON NEW ALBANY – New Albany and Corinth battled to a scoreless draw through 78 minutes of Division 1-4A soccer on Tuesday, but a penalty kick by Christian Rojas in the last minute of regulation gave the Bulldogs the 1-0 win. Corinth was attempting to play a ball out of the box on […]

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City schools hope to receive good news again with grades 3-8 test scores next week

City and county schools should receive the next round of test scores next week, these for grades three though eight. New Albany Superintendent Jackie Ford said they are scheduled to be released at 10 a.m. Thursday. While he has no idea how New Albany scored, the city schools did extremely well with the recent career-ready […]

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Headband spotlight, screwdriver in pocket may have contributed to burglary suspicion

Traffic stops by sheriff’s deputies have led to six more arrests concerning methamphetamine possession in addition to other charges. In once case, deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle on County Road 50 about 4:40 p.m. Dec. 3 A search turned up about six grams of methamphetamine and because no one would claim ownership, […]

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Santa to visit museum, be available for photos Saturday

Santa and Christmas crafts will be at the Union County Heritage Museum on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to this free annual event that is co hosted by the Northside Historic Garden Club.  Free hot chocolate and cookies will be available as well as a visit with Santa. Parents […]

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Museum program provides insight to Chickasaw language, culture

Union County has seen a growing awareness of the influence on New Albany native writer William Faulkner over the past two decades and, more recently, the blues. Now there is growing interest in the various native people of the area and the early European explorers they encountered. This comes at a time when the Chickasaw […]

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