River Players to present holiday classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Nov. 13-15

The Tallahatchie River Players will present “It’s a Wonderful Life” by James Rodgers Nov. 13-15 at the Magnolia Civic Center. The holiday favorite was produced by TRP 10 years ago and several of the original actors are returning to reprise their roles. As with the popular movie, the play tells the story of a man […]

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City to start enforcing downtown parking, yard sale ordinances Friday

Two new ordinances go into effect in New Albany Friday but city officials want to hit enforcement of one hard and ease into the other. In an effort to help deal with the city’s downtown parking problem, aldermen have amended the existing ordinance to limit some parking times. Although Mayor Tim Kent has said lack […]

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Homemakers to present annual Holiday Street this Wednesday and Thursday

The Union County Homemaker Volunteers will be having their annual Holiday Street Christmas bazaar on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 4 and 5, in the Ladies Building at the Union County Fairgrounds. The theme this year is “A Musical Christmas.” Holiday crafts, decorated Christmas trees, foods and many more vendors will be available during those two […]

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New Albany Elementary School to honor veterans with two programs Nov. 11

The New Albany Elementary School 4th Grade will be presenting a Veterans’ Day Program on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at NAES.  Veterans are invited and encouraged to participate in one of these ceremonies.

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Laurie Parker to be guest reviewer at library program

Mississippi artist and author Laurie Parker will review her latest book “Hush Swing Hush” Tuesday, Nov. 17, at New Albany’s Luncheon with Books at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library. A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by the review at noon.

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Union County School Board approves football program at Myrtle

MYRTLE – The athletic landscape at Myrtle Attendance Center will look a little different for the 2016-2017 school year. The Hawks will add football to their list of sports for the upcoming school year after the Union County School Board approved a proposal brought to them by community members and parents of Myrtle students on […]

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Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to select who will fill elected jobs in a variety of offices in our state and in our county. Locally, there are a number of contested races and we encourage you to make your choices known. In recent years, the Gazette has not offered an opinion, sometimes called […]

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Nine local races still to be determined Tuesday along with regional, state races

After 10 months of campaigning, 22 Union County candidates will finally learn their fate next Tuesday in the state general election. While some local races were settled in the party primaries and run-offs, and several others were not even contested, nine office-holders still remain to be determined because they have candidates from more than one […]

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Low unemployment rate continues for county despite slight increase

Union County’s jobless rate for September crept up to 4.6 percent from 4.4 percent the previous month. Even with the increase, however, Union County tied for sixth-lowest rate in the state along with Lafayette and Smith counties. The rate here had been 5.0 percent for July. Most Northeast Mississippi counties reported roughly similar increases. Union […]

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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

Everyone should be able to get back that hour’s sleep they lost in March because Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday. The summer time shift officially ends at 2 a.m., when everyone is asked to reset clocks backwards, repeating one hour. The motto to help remember how to reset clocks is “Spring forward, fall back,” […]

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