2010 Myrtle High School homecoming court

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Local groups honor U.S. veterans

Citizens of Union County joined people around the entire nation last Thursday in honoring veterans of the U.S. armed forces on Veterans Day.  One form of that celebration in New Albany occurred in the raising of the Blue Star Memorial marker. Sponsored by the New Albany Garden Club, dedication ceremony was held at the end […]

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‘Sharing’ aid nears $1,000

Contributions continue to come in for 36th annual Sharing at Christmas program that provides holiday help for families in need in Union County. So far $915 has been contributed toward the $20,000 goal 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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East Union art students get creative with old student desks

Art students at East Union Attendance Center are finding a way to spend their time creatively in the classroom, while also earning extra credit. Students desks that were from the 1960s era were wasting away underneath a carport this summer and instead of throwing them away East Union Principal Ray Kennedy approached Art instructor Lesa […]

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Thanksgiving Closings

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, the New Albany Gazette will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25.  It will re-open for regular business hours on Friday, Nov. 26. City and county offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26, in observance of Thanksgiving. New Albany’s garbage pick-up schedule will be: Monday and Tuesday’s […]

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Local church offers Thanksgiving dinner to those in need

Those in need of a Thanksgiving meal this holiday can receive one thanks to the sixth annual community Thanksgiving Dinner. Sponsored by the Highway 178 Church of Christ in New Albany, this dinner served over 162 plates last year, including inmates at the Union County Jail. “I think it is very important. We have a […]

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Ward 4 alderman election set for next Monday

Voters who live in New Albany’s Ward 4 will go to the polls Monday to select their next representative on the city’s Board of Aldermen. Residents will have a choice between nine candidates: Tim Broom, Jason Butler, John Ellis, Jane Ford, Terry Medlin, Bill Morgan, Angele Mueller, Will Tucker and Jody Walls. The special election […]

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Feeding the needy

As temperatures begin to drop, the need for food increases. At the Union County Good Samaritan Center, a plethora of families are helped with food to help get them by during times of financial strife and hardship. The Union County Baptist Association Food Pantry is housed at the center, which is where a lot of […]

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Smith, Newsome named ‘Players of the Week’

Shawn Smith (left) and Boston Newsome (right) were named the “Players of the Week” for New Albany's second round playoff win against Kosciusko. The duo each recorded 15 tackles against the Whippets. Pictured with Smith and Newsome is NAHS head coach Ron Price. The “Player of the Week” is sponsored by Bancorp South.

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Jones earns sweep of Northeast basketball

Northeast Mississippi Community College’s men and women’s basketball teams were defeated on the road Monday night by Jones County Junior College in Ellisville. In game one, the Lady Bobcats (2-2) picked up the win over the Lady Tigers (2-3) 103-67.  Jones County led 65-32 at intermission but were only able to add 38 points in […]

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