Supervisors take up mostly housekeeping measures

Reflecting the low level of activity in the community under the hottest temperatures of the year, Union County supervisors had a brief weekly meeting Monday with mostly routine matters. Housekeeping included approving deletion from inventory of a label maker and scanner in the circuit clerk’s office, along with approval to pay for a court appeal. […]

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Honoring Beasley

The proposal to rename Baker Street on the city’s east side to honor former Ward Three Alderman Tommie Beasley is ill-advised and should not be brought back before the Board of Aldermen. The proposal has created controversy among some residents on the street who have pointed out that the Baker home became the first black […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Cameras, film and typewriters

Sometimes we don’t notice how much technology has changed in just a few years until something draws it to our attention. That was the case Friday when Kagan Doom, the Gazette’s graphics designer, came out of a back room at the newspaper carrying a camera he had found on a shelf there. It was a […]

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ER exterior

Baptist emergency room outdoes expectations

  Two years ago, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County’s decision to spend $12 million for a new emergency medical department may have seemed something of a gamble. Yesterday, at 6 a.m., though, the new department completed its first year of service and indications are that it has exceeded all expectations. “The Emergency Department revenue is up […]

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NAHS students get to pick up iPads next week

New Albany High School is announcing their first iPad roll-out. The NAHS 1 to 1 Digital Learning Initiative provides an iPad to every student in the school to keep in their possession throughout their high school career at New Albany High School. The student receiving the iPad and his/her parent or guardian must be present […]

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Circuit clerk’s office to be open Saturday morning for absentee voters

Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said her office will be open this Saturday, July 25, for the convenience of qualified absentee voters who want to cast ballots in one of the two Aug. 4 party primaries. Stanford added that anyone who has changed his or her address since voting, or made other pertinent changes, needs to […]

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ER marks one year

Next Tuesday will mark a year since the new emergency department opened at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. And an eventful year it has been for the gleaming, modern facility on the backside of the hospital that replaced a cramped and overwhelmed area that looked more like an old-time bus station. Emergency room volume has surged […]

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Youth Soccer Signup going on now

The New Albany Park Commission announces registration for its 2015 Soccer Season. Registration is going on now and will run through Friday, August 21, 2015. The fee is $45 per child, ($40 per each sibling). All registrations must be done in person at the Sportsplex office located inside BNA Park. For more information cal (662) […]

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Wayne Dye

NA coach gets top honor

Dye named Coach of the Year after impressive bowling season BY DENNIS CLAYTON – New Albany coach Wayne Dye was recently chosen as the Mississippi Association of Coaches Bowling Coach of the Year for the 2014-15 season. Dye has guided the Bulldog bowling program since its inception three years ago. “It was an honor to […]

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Winners in the Miss Union County Fair pageant were, from left, third alternate Allie Owen, daughter of John Robert and Denise Owen; second alternate Addison Claire Carter, daughter of Mike Carter and Pam Carter; first alternate Carol Coker, daughter of Paula and Larry Coker; and Miss Union County Fair Emily Cook, daughter of Marty and Lisa Cook. Carter was chosen Most Photogenic. The winners also received scholarships ranging from $100 for third alternate up to $500 for Miss Union County Fair.

Union County Fair pageant winners


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