New Albany earns early road sweep against Myrtle

Two potential state champions hit the court Thursday night for an early season barnburner, with New Albany holding the upper hand against Myrtle, 62-51. The game plan for the Lady Bulldogs was simple: keep the ball out of the hands of junior star Aspriona Gilbert, and they did just that in the first quarter, allowing […]

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New Albany SWAT team wins recognition at state competition

The New Albany Cobra Unit finished 13th place in the state at a recent state competition in Meridian. The 2010 Mississippi Tactical Officers Association conference took place Oct. 11-14 and featured a variety of physical events including pistol exertion, obstacle rescue, officer rescue event, and more. At the MTOA conference, there were members from Special […]

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County schools get dyslexia grant

The Union County School District will work on placing an even greater emphasis than ever before on battling dyslexia, thanks to a $30,318 grant it recently received from the Mississippi Department of Education. According to officials with the school district, Union County schools were among 10 other districts to receive such a grant.  The funds […]

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Supervisors lift county-wide burn ban

Following in the footsteps Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour made last week to lift a statewide burn ban, the Union County Board of Supervisors lifted the county-wide ban Monday. The Union County Board of Supervisors instituted the burn ban in mid-October and it was originally set to be lifted as of Oct. 31, 2010. According to […]

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Contributions needed for ‘Sharing at Christmas’ fund

Donations are coming in for the 36th annual Sharing at Christmas program that provides holiday help for families in need in Union County. Contributions so far total $550 toward the goal of $20,000 for the program, sponsored by the New Albany Gazette with the help of many community volunteers. The program provides about 250 families […]

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NAES 3rd graders exploring the cosmos

Exploring new frontiers into the world of astronomy and planetology, third graders at New Albany Elementary School are reaching new levels in their classroom instruction when they recently delved into the cosmos of the solar system. Mrs. Lacey Stebbins, a student teacher with the University of Mississippi, has been teaching the third graders in Ms. […]

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Conduct a pool study

Those looking for an excuse for not planning for construction of a public swimming pool in New Albany could have found several at a public meeting this week. A speaker at the meeting said public swimming pools, especially year-round facilities, are expensive to build and expensive to operate. And to be successful, programming needs to […]

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Countians recieve slowpitch softball honors

County rivals took top honors in Division 2-1A slowpitch softball, as West Union senior Leah Paige Goolsby and Myrtle sophomore Jenna Jordan were named Co-Players of the Year by the division coaches. Both teams made a run in the playoffs this season, with Goolsby and Jordan leading their respective teams at shortstop. The duo were […]

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Celebrating homecoming season

When I started at the Gazette, my primary focus was learning about football since that was the first sport and special section I would work with on my own. My predecessor, Mitchell Smith, gave me an odd look then explained that I would only cover one school, as this was before the county schools joined […]

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Bulldogs set for road battle

New Albany will have the tough task of going on the road for their second round game this week, traveling to Kosciusko Friday night. The Whippets (8-5) enter the game off their 33-10 win at Cleveland in the first round, and while their offensive stats are not as impressive, they run the double wing formation, […]

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