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Hello to all, especially to Dovie Jones who was seriously hurt last Sunday evening in a tractor accident. I apologize to Dovie because last week I listed him as Dovie Tidwell. However his mother’s maiden name was Bessie Tidwell. Last I heard the doctors want to move him out of ICU at Tupelo this Monday […]

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B. F. Ford, Union County Training School reunion set for this weekend

Union County Training School and B.F. Ford School will be holding the 43rd annual reunion celebration this Friday and Saturday. On Friday night at 6 p.m. hospitality night and a fish fry will be held in the B.F. Ford Gymnasium. This is sponsored by the Class of 1964. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday will […]

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Friends and supporters of New Haven were treated to a fish dinner Wednesday. The annual event is a way to say thank you as well as recognize those who made outstanding efforts.

New Haven plans to expand

By Angie Barmer A fundraiser campaign will soon be starting up to raise additional funds needed for the future expansion of New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults. With 32 clients, New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults has almost reached capacity. There isn’t enough space for all of the activities that the clients do, […]

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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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