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Museum presents program on what preceded DeSoto’s passing through area

The Union County Heritage Museum program was billed as “The Archaeology of Hernando DeSoto” but included much more local history than expected. Brian Hicks, archaeologist and director of the DeSoto County Museum, said the big unanswered question for most local historians is where DeSoto came through the area. Hicks, who got his start in archaeology […]

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Wayne Mitchell

A weighty week at the Gazette

This is the week that I feel a little sorry for the folks who deliver the Gazette. That includes our carriers, who take the paper in bundles to stores and racks so it can be sold by single copy, and the postal carriers, who deliver to the mailboxes of all our subscribers. Why this week? […]

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Honoring veterans

We hope you will pause a moment in your day to honor all those who have served in our armed forces. Wednesday is Veterans Day. Veterans Day and Memorial Day are often confused. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all military veterans while Memorial Day honors only those who died while serving in the armed […]

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Kicking off the season

One of the area’s most successful events is coming up this Sunday in downtown New Albany. The New Albany Main Street Association’s annual Holiday Open House will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. About 3,000 people are expected to turn out to see the holiday decorations, enjoy some refreshments and poke around the […]

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Blue Springs traffic stop leads to seizure of drugs, stolen guns and other items

A traffic stop Tuesday led to the seizure of heroin, marijuana, prescription drugs, mushrooms, cash, a dozen firearms, computers, TVs and DVDs. It also may have provided a break in a series of burglaries over a several-county area. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said a deputy made a routine traffic stop in the Blue Springs area about […]

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UCDA head gives aldermen industrial development update

It looks like the community may be getting another industry. Union County Development Association Executive Director Phil Nanney announced at Tuesday’s board of aldermen meeting that a new industry has committed verbally to come to New Albany. “I can’t say more but it is a very strong company and will provide 90 to 100 jobs […]

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Government offices, banks to close Veterans Day

All city, county, state and federal offices will close Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Banks will also close and there will be no mail delivery. Because the holiday falls on a Wednesday when there is usually no garbage pick-up, city and county solid waste collection will not be affected. The […]

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New Albany schools expecting good state test score results

State test scores including English 2 and algebra high school PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) numbers will be released this week and while New Albany Superintendent of Schools Jackie Ford said he could not comment fully on them prior to the release, told school trustees “I think you will be […]

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Nov 3 general election Sheet1

Denton, Coffey, Kitchens and Watson new Union supervisors in election that favors incumbents otherwise

Most incumbents fared well in Tuesday’s general election as they had during the party primaries. Seven local officials were unopposed entirely and three easily won re-election Tuesday. Just over 48 percent of the county’s 16,263 registered voters participated in the general election for a higher turnout than was expected, according to Union County Circuit Clerk […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Sniffing out the leavings

Sunday morning I was struggling with Molly, our beagle, on her morning walk. Our usually well-behaved dog was pulling first one way, and then another, with her nose to the ground. The problem? Halloween. Or to be more accurate, the leavings of Halloween. Molly was fascinated with the candy wrappers (some with the candy still […]

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