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Appeals court upends asphalt case

Nearly two years after Circuit Court Judge Henry Lackey ruled that 29 acres of land in New Albany’s city limits was improperly zoned industrial by the city in the late 1990s, the Mississippi Court of Appeals overturned that decision. The case, which has now spanned nearly three years’ time, concerns a challenge by several local […]

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Union County citizens learn about African culture during museum-hosted program

New Albanians and Union Countians learned a lot about African drums and culture when visitors to  the Union County Heritage Museum took part in a drum circle Tuesday afternoon. “African Culture and Drums’ was the program topic at the museum that was given and presented by Dr. Robert J. Damm, Professor of Music and Director […]

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New Albany man faces sexual battery charge

Local law enforcement charged a New Albany man Wednesday for sexual battery and touching a child for lustful purposes. Union County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Anthony Anderson arrested 23-year-old Treron Woods of 402 Broad Street in New Albany Wednesday morning for allegedly having sexual contact with a minor under the age of 16. Anderson, who is […]

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Alderman chides Gazette publisher at board meeting

A member of the New Albany Board of Aldermen made a statement during Tuesday’s meeting chiding the New Albany Gazette Publisher Wayne Mitchell for a Jan. 7 editorial concerning the board’s vote on the proposed rental ordinance. Ward Two Alderman Johnny Anderson addressed the board and citizens present, stating his disappointment in the editorial for […]

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Dodd qualifies for District Two Supervisor race

Allen Dodd of Ingomar has announced his intentions to run for the seat of Union County Board of Supervisor – District Two. A 1990 graduate of Ingomar High School, Dodd is co-owner of J & J Grocery and sole owner of C & G Construction Company, both in Ingomar.  He is also a 21-year member […]

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Adding to event space

New Albany has increased its space for holding meetings, dinners, parties and other events with the opening of In Bloom downtown. In Bloom, which is a flower and gift shop, has a companion space that can accommodate at least 125 people for sit-down events. Depending on table arrangements, as many at 140 to 160 can […]

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Let Ole Miss run the university

An effort by a state legislator to require Ole Miss to return Colonel Reb as the university on-field mascot and specify what music the marching band should play has died in the Mississippi House. The bill was a divisive proposal to resurrect an issue that the university administration already has dealt with. The university has […]

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BMC baseball begins Friday at Belhaven

 After nearly two years of preparation, Curt Fowler is eager for Blue Mountain College to play some baseball. “I’m getting excited,” said of BMC’s historic opener – Friday, Feb. 4 against Belhaven University at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson. The Toppes and Blazers will play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday. “We’ve been building for almost […]

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Northeast softball moves season opener

Northeast Mississippi Community College head softball coach Jody Long has announced that the Lady Tigers 2011 season opener against Blue Mountain College on Thursday, February 3 has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather forecasted for the northeast Mississippi area. Northeast was set to open its season against the four-year school on Thursday, […]

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Northeast addresses needs in 2011 signing class

Northeast Mississippi Community College head football coach Ricky Smither announced the signing of 28 athletes from around the mid-south on Wednesday, February 2 during a National Signing Day 2011 event held in the Magnolia Room on the Booneville campus. Smither, who will enter his fourth season at the helm of the Tigers, picked up 23 […]

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