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Cornersville-Blythe for Feb. 27, 2015

By Martha Hardy Greetings from the very cold Hardy hilltop. We have really been having some wintertime weather. We all talk about the weather, but can’t do anything about it so we just might as well roll with the tide. The weather was indirectly responsible for my having missed church Sunday morning as I could […]

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Beautification committee set to finish street sign project

For seven years now, the New Albany City Beautification Committee has been placing decorative street signs in neighborhoods throughout New Albany. There have been 314 decorative street signs put up since the inception of this project, which was 2008, at a cost of $117, 750. The remaining street signs have been approved to be purchased […]

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Laquain Foster sinks this basket in the lane. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Ingomar rallies late to post win

(B) Ingomar 71, Coldwater 65 Ingomar rallied from a 63-56 deficit, going on a 15-2 run to close the contest and win in the first round of State 1A playoffs on Tuesday. The game featured 10 lead changes plus numerous ties, with the largest lead only being seven points. Ingomar held an early lead by […]

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Disappointed in editorial

Dear Editor: In regard to the Gazette’s recent editorial opinion voicing opposition to private and home school, I am disappointed with the paper’s failure to objectively examine both sides of this issue. Yes, public school is the right choice for most parents and students. But, private school and home school exactly meet the needs of […]

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Toyota production

The Toyota manufacturing plant in Union County reached another milestone this month – the production of the 500,000th Corolla to roll off the assembly line since the plant opened in 2011. The plant produced about 189,000 Corollas in 2014, which is a new high in annual production at the facility in Blue Springs. And the […]

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Checking over my resume

Sunday afternoon I was looking over my resume on the computer. Now don’t jump to any conclusions. I’m not looking for another job. Some days I struggle enough just trying to do this one. No, I was looking back over it to see if there was anything on there that was an exaggeration. That’s a […]

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Extension Office renovation effort hampered by higher-than-expected bids

Union County supervisors opened bids Monday for a project to renovate the Union County-MSU Extension Office at the fairgrounds, but it was not clear whether the project would proceed. The concrete block building, more than 60 years old, has interior wall damage, ceiling damage and water drainage problems in that it sits on a flat […]

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Barretta working to increase awareness of Northeast Mississippi blues influence

Delta blues. Mention “blues” and most people immediately think of the Delta. But Scott Barretta is trying to change that. He wants to make the world more aware of the influences on the blues in other parts of the state and even the world. That certainly includes the Mississippi Hill Country. One way that is […]

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Qualifying deadline is Friday for local election hopefuls

After nearly two months of busy political activity the qualifying period for county, regional and state offices will end at 5 p.m. this Friday. Only one new local candidate qualified in the past week but election officials say it is common for some candidates to wait until the last day to file. The most recent […]

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Etta trucker dies from apparent accidental carbon monoxide poisoning

Staff reports An Etta truck driver apparently died this past week as a result of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. Dead is Anthony Wayne Azlin, 44. Azlin, an Air Force veteran and Paramedic, also drove for Pinedale Trucking. He was last reported to be at a weigh station in Hope, Ark. and family members became concerned […]

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