Mayor gets third term, Robertson wins chief

Mayor Tim Kent won a third four-year term as New Albany mayor Tuesday, turning back a challenge from Bill Robertson. Kent got 1,163 votes to Robertson’s 904 in the Democratic primary, out polling Robertson in all four city wards. He received 56 percent of the vote. There was no Republican candidate. When the final vote […]

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One Play Doesn’t Make a Season

Here we are at the final playoff season of the 2012-2013 school year and at this writing some games and matches have been decided. I just wanted to toss out a reminder for those of us who are fans and that being the fact that actually one play really doesn’t decide the outcome of a […]

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New Albany Municipal Election Results

Mayor Tim Kent – 1152 (56.00%) Bill Robertson – 903 (43.90%) Chief of Police Chris Robertson – 1431 (69.20%) Mark Golding – 637 (30.80%) Ward 1 Alderman Jeff Olson – 317 (73.89%) Daniel Frain – 111 (25.87%) Ward 3 Alderman Kevin Dale White – 154 (34.22%) Larry Dykes – 152 (33.78%) Chris Buford – 106 […]

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Change is the only constant

We’re 124 years old. No, not me personally, although some days I feel a little like it. I’m talking about the Gazette, which published its first issue in 1889. An article in that first issue predicted the Gazette would be around for a long time. What constitutes a long time is a matter of opinion, […]

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Taking a bold step

The announcement yesterday of a partnership between the Toyota Education Endowment Fund and Mississippi State University to provide a course in development of web applications was overshadowed by city elections in New Albany and Tupelo. But the long-term ramifications of the course, the first to be funded by the Toyota Endowment Fund, are significant and […]

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West Union advances to north half championship

Finally being able to step on the field after recent delays from the weather, West Union wrapped up its north half semifinal series with a 12-2 win in game three against Vardaman on Tuesday. The day opened with the conclusion of game two, where the Lady Rams were in front 10-1 in the bottom of […]

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Bulldogs end season against Kosciusko

New Albany’s season came to an end after a series sweep by Kosciusko over the weekend. The Whippets took a 1-0 series lead with a 5-2 win last Thursday. Kosciusko built a 4-0 lead, scoring two runs in both the first and third innings before New Albany scored its first run in the fourth inning. […]

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Lady Hawks’ season ends against Smithville

Defending 1A state champion Smithville advanced to the north half championship after earning a sweep of Myrtle over the weekend. The Lady Seminoles took a 6-0 win last Thursday in game one, shutting out the Lady Hawks despite allowing seven hits. Pitcher Audrey Kent fell to 15-3 on the season with the loss, and Amber […]

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Myrtle falls to Fighting Irish

The Hawks’ season came to an end on Monday, as Greenville St. Joe earned a sweep in the series after a 6-4 win at Myrtle. St. Joe took game one 11-1 last week, but Myrtle came out strong  scoring the game’s first two runs in the opening inning on RBI hits from Zack Perkins and […]

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Urchins sweep Riverside in 2A

Three of the four teams remaining in the 2A north half playoff race come from Region 1, and this weekend will be a division showdown for East Union after the Urchins swept Riverside at home on Saturday. In game one, the Urchins took a quick 1-0 lead only to have Riverside tie the game in […]

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