Toyota Enhancement Endowment Fund, MSU to pair up

Toyota Enhancement Endowment Fund Advisory Committee and MSU President Dr. Mark Keenum announce first dual enrollment class The Toyota Enhancement Endowment Fund Advisory Committee and Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum were to announce the first course in the recently-established dual enrollment program on Tuesday, May 7, in the CREATE Boardroom in Tupelo at […]

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Vince Jordan resigns as Myrtle principal

After 13 years of service as principal at Myrtle Attendance Center, Vince Jordan has stepped down from the post, effective immediately. In his resignation, Jordan cited his intention to retire from the education field altogether, said Union County Superintendent Ken Basil. “We certainly appreciate the time and dedication he has given to the students and […]

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Aldermen set rules for wine, spirits sales

The sale of liquors and wine of more than five percent of alcohol by weight will become legal in the city of New Albany on June 6. On Tuesday, the New Albany Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a proposed ordinance that will govern its sale, distribution and possession within the city limits. City attorney Reagan […]

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Olson wins; Dykes, White in runoff; Medlin, Tucker face off in Ward 4

Jeff Olson was re-elected Ward One Alderman Tuesday, but New Albany residents in Wards 3 and 4 will go to the polls one more to choose their  representatives on the city’s Board of Aldermen. In Ward 3, Larry Dykes and Kevin Dale White will meet in a Democratic Primary runoff, set for May 21. Meanwhile, […]

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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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