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Deadline is Dec. 4 to submit letters to Santa

It’s the time of year once again when the New Albany Gazette prints all the letters that Union County children will write to Santa before Christmas. School teachers and members of the public  may submit these letters to the Gazette by 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4. The Gazette staff strongly encourages those who wish to […]

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Time running out to honor someone on hospital Tree of Love

Only a little more than two weeks are left for anyone who wants to honor or memorialize someone through a donation to the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County Auxiliary. The Tree of Love has been done annually by the auxiliary for the past 20 years with help and coordination from the hospital. The project serves as […]

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Another success

The streets were clogged with shoppers and they were in a spending mood at the annual Holiday Open House in New Albany Nov. 8. What has become a very successful event over the years was even better this year as folks from Union County, Oxford, Tupelo and lots of other places descended on downtown for […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Enjoying a dreaded trip

Jenny and I had a really good time on a whirlwind trip to Pittsburgh two weekends ago. We hadn’t planned to – have a good time, that is. We weren’t supposed to and we feel a little guilty that we did. We had even dreaded going. Getting up at 3 a.m. on a Friday to […]

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Hospital program provides information for Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County added to its series of Lunch and Learn programs Thursday with a new topic: Alzheimer’s Disease. Hospital officials wanted to present information for caregivers of Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients as well as for patients themselves in the earlier stages of the disease. BMH Hospitalist Dr. Tim Thompson led the program, […]

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Thanksgiving holiday to affect office closings, solid waste collection

The New Albany Gazette will publish only one combined issue Wednesday next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no separate Friday issue. All governmental offices will close Thursday, Nov. 26, in observance of the holiday and local offices will also close Friday, Nov. 27, under a gubernatorial order that allows closure at […]

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Police solve commercial burglaries, make drug arrests in other cases

New Albany police have made two separate drug arrests this past week and may have solved a string of commercial burglaries. In the first case, Chief Chris Robertson said a patrol officer stopped a vehicle on Sam T. Barkley Drive about 9 p.m. this past Thursday for careless driving and no seat belt use. The […]

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Christmas parade set for Nov. 30

The City of New Albany’s 2015 Christmas parade is less than two weeks off and the entry deadline is next Monday, Nov. 23. This year’s parade has the tourism and marketing department working with the Tallahatchie River Players and Union County Master Gardeners to coordinate the event. The theme is “A Storybook Christmas” and Betty […]

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Supervisors hire several new county employees

The Union County Board of Supervisors dealt with an unusual number of personnel issues at their regular meeting Monday, approving the hiring or moving of several people. First, supervisors signed an order giving the Mississippi State University Extension Service to find an SDS agent for Union County. The order was at the request of Extension […]

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Testing in our schools

The new state test results for English and Algebra back up what most of us in our community already know: We have very good public schools in New Albany and Union County. The results of the Mississippi College and Career-Ready Standards test have been released. Tests were given in English and Algebra. The New Albany […]

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