Ecru News, November 12, 2010

The Ecru Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 4th at 6 p.m. If you would like to enter the parade, there is no registration fee.  You can call Gretchin Moody at Ecru Town Hall at 489-3881. The Ecru Fire Department will have their annual fundraiser “Night With The Stars 4” on Saturday, November 13th […]

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Cheering for the Bulldogs

It was a great season of high-school football. Our team was really good, both on and off the field, and 13 and 1 is something a lot of high schools only dream of. I love high-school football. It wasn’t always that way. For more than 40 years, I never went to a high-school football game, […]

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Giving for the holiday

Thanksgiving is here, for many of us a time for family gatherings, turkey, pumpkin pie and all the trimmings. We hope at this time you will be thankful for what you have and also take a moment to share with others as we enter the holiday season. We, of course, are talking about the Gazette’s […]

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A problem of success

It’s quietly become one of New Albany’s big events of the year. We’re talking about the New Albany Main Street Holiday Open House, which drew a couple thousand people to participating shops and businesses Sunday afternoon. Twenty-six businesses, most in the downtown area, participated in this year’s holiday event, up from 22 last year. We […]

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Evans gets ‘canned’ during high school’s food drive

A trip to the principal’s office at New Albany High School would have been an interesting sight Friday morning, as students ‘canned’ principal Lance Evans. Members of the high school’s Mu Alpha Theta chapter spent a couple of hours stacking over 1,000 cans of food in Evans office as part of a food drive held […]

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New Albany school district announces use of Title funding

The New Albany School District receives funds from a variety of sources for each school year, which help fund the different programs that the district can offer to parents and students at each of the schools. One of the funding opportunities for the district is Title funding, which are federal education funds. For the 2010-2011 […]

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State of the Region: education is the key to Union County’s growth

Those who attended last Thursday’s “State of Union County” meeting held at the Magnolia Civic Center may have left with some mixed feelings about the future of Union County’s development. CREATE Foundation Senior Vice President Lewis Whitfield offered some statistics about Union County’s status among the 16 counties that the non-profit organization represents, with the […]

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Donations for ‘Sharing’ come in steadily

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, Gazette readers have contributed $1,115 to far toward the 36th annual Sharing at Christmas program that provides holiday help for families in need in Union County. The goal for the program, sponsored by the New Albany Gazatte with the help of many community volunteers, is $20,000. The program provides […]

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Local citizen foils armed robbery

Local law enforcement agents arrived on the scene of an armed robbery in progress at Medical Center Pharmacy Friday morning, only to find a citizen had managed to subdue a woman with a gun. According to New Albany Police Chief David Grisham, the pharmacy’s manager Stan Dillon had hindered a Potts Camp woman’s attempt to […]

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Penalty shots lift New Hope over Lady ‘Dawgs

The Lady Bulldogs played with a heightened intensity and held a 1-0 advantage until a late surge lifted New Hope in their win over New Albany on Saturday. With 8:33 remaining in the match, the Lady Trojans connected on the game-tying score, sending the match into penalty kicks, where they connected on their first three […]

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