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Two charged in series of burglaries

Two suspects were charged Wednesday with allegedly burglarizing six homes in the Keownville area during a week’s span in early January. The Union County Sheriff’s Department arrested and charged James Keith Knowles, 30, and Steven Eric Knowles, 19, both of 1206 County Road 158 in Dumas with six counts of burglary early Wednesday morning.  According […]

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County L.I.N.K. students learn about driver’s safety through engineering project

Gifted students from Union County Lively, Innovative Network of Kids classes competed in an egg challenge that focused on speed and safety while driving on Jan. 6, 2011 at East Union Attendance Center. The students were between second and sixth grades and were from East Union, West Union, Myrtle, and Ingomar Attendance Centers. These students […]

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Cobb qualifies for District Five Supervisor race

Curtis “Butch” Cobb, 51, a Union County resident, has announced his candidacy for the office of Union County Supervisor – District Five. Cobb has been a small business owner for over 26 years, including work as a licensed building contractor and licensed home inspector from both Mississippi and Tennessee.  He holds a master’s license in […]

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Union County’s best in baseball to join Northeast

Northeast Mississippi Community College head baseball coach Kent Farris had a big night at his annual signing ceremony on Thursday, January 20. Northeast’s veteran baseball coach picked up six signees and 10 commitments to the Northeast baseball program during the ceremony held between the Lady Tiger and Tiger basketball games against Mississippi Delta. Farris was […]

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Former ‘Dawgs get second chance

Jaylon Mosley and Brandon Cook just want another chance on the gridiron.  The former New Albany standouts have not played since high school, and despite an absence from the game, will now have a shot at their dream of playing at the next level, as they are charter members of the Lee County Tiger-Cats football […]

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Renasant Challenge features big match-ups

Ingomar will play host to some of the region’s best teams in this weekend’s Renasant Bank/Relay for Life Girls Challenge. New Albany and Myrtle will each square off in an afternoon slate that feature four of the state’s top 10 teams along with one of the best teams in the nation in Memphis Central. “We […]

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Honoring the Hotbed

The Hotbed, often imitated, never duplicated. That’s the motto of the New Albany Hotbed Classic, which just wound up its 20th annual high school basketball tournament Saturday. And the Hotbed has become a classic, changing and growing with the times. The tournament had 20 teams this year in honor of its 20th anniversary, but will […]

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World Series Champion visits with New Albany students

Believe in yourself and follow your dreams was the message New Albany students received from a famous alum on Wednesday. Former Bulldog and member of the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, Eli Whiteside, visited each school in the district, talking to students about his career and his path to success as part of the […]

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Falkner holds on for wins at East Union

Trey Barkley and the Urchins almost posted a big come-from-behind win, but fell short in the end against Falkner, 74-71 Tuesday night. East Union fell behind by as many as 11 in the second half, but were led back into the game by the senior’s five second-half three-pointers. Kirk Fryar started the comeback with his […]

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Gazette wins nine Mississippi Press group awards

The New Albany Gazette has won nine awards in the annual advertising division of the Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Competing in the mid-size non-daily category, the Gazette was honored with three first-place awards, one second-place award, four third-place awards and an honorable mention. The Gazette’s annual tourism and community guide, Explore magazine, received […]

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