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Museum program provides insight to Chickasaw language, culture

Union County has seen a growing awareness of the influence on New Albany native writer William Faulkner over the past two decades and, more recently, the blues. Now there is growing interest in the various native people of the area and the early European explorers they encountered. This comes at a time when the Chickasaw […]

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Latest aerial mapping of county complete; city to be done in two months

Aerial photo mapping of Union County is complete, but the city area at New Albany will not be done until January and February, according to tax assessor-collector Randy Dunnam who updated county supervisors at their weekly meeting Monday. Updated photo mapping is done about every 10 years with the large-print photos used for tax and […]

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Final push for giving

Christmas is fast approaching and time is short for providing holiday help for families in need in Union County through the Gazette’s Sharing at Christmas program. We need your support for a final push for contributions to support the program that has been sponsored by the Gazette for 41 years. We have set a fundraising […]

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Wayne Mitchell

A life change 60 years ago

It was 60 years ago when my parents gave up trying to farm in north Missouri and moved to the suburbs of Kansas City. I don’t remember too much about the move, except that it was done because my mother thought my father was working too hard and ruining his health. She was probably right, […]

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Christian Rojas signed a scholarship with ICC Soccer on Friday.

Rojas signs with ICC Soccer

BY DENNIS CLAYTON Christian Rojas of New Albany will further his soccer career at Itawamba Community College for Coach Mike Sullivan and the Indians next year. Rojas signed with the Indians on Friday surrounded by family, teammates and coaches. “I’m excited about it,” Rojas said. “This is something that I’ve been working for and I’ve […]

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Neighbors seek city’s help in getting property condition improved

New Albany aldermen are resuming efforts to rid the city of unsafe housing after having gone through a transition from one code enforcement officer to another and on Tuesday they faced a new problem in that area. Main Street residents Bob Monroe and Sale and Karen Lilly came before the board representing 17 households along […]

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Hudson Hickman produces Dolly Parton movie to air next week on TV

If New Albany native Hudson Hickman’s goal was to return home and quietly retire, he has failed in dramatic fashion. Back here less than a year, the former producer who worked with a string of top TV series and other productions over many years and became a vice-president for MGM International Television, is already involved […]

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More city arrests tied to methamphetamine use

New Albany police report more drug arrests in recent weeks. Chief Chris Robertson said the first occurred about 10:24 p.m. Nov. 20 when officers were called to a disturbance at 1100 E. Bankhead, Apt. M, which is at Eastwood Properties. Robertson said they were told there was an unruly tenant there and when they went […]

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Court case involving Ole Miss football fracas delayed

The case involving an Ole Miss fan allegedly assaulted by police during a football game took another turn Tuesday with the reporting of an additional charge that is a felony. Christopher G. Barnes is the focus of an incident at the Nov. 21 Ole Miss-Louisiana State game in Oxford. A widely viewed cellphone video made […]

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A loss to downtown

The decision by Barbara Tyre to close her downtown store probably is the right one for her, but it will be a loss to her customers, for New Albany and for northeast Mississippi. Barbara said this week she will close her women’s clothing store that has been one of the mainstays of historic downtown New […]

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