Linel-up for November general election ballot finally clear

After nearly eight months of campaigning and political party nominating processes, the line-up for the ballot in the Nov. 3 general election has finally been determined. As has been reported several times recently, until 10 or 15 years ago the local and state elections were essentially over at this time of year. That was because […]

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Bright wants to take another look at boxes in one-vote margin loss

Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said Wednesday that Democratic candidate for Third District Supervisor C. J. Bright has expressed interest in taking a look at results from Tuesday’s party runoffs. Bright lost the Democratic nomination to David Kitchens by one vote – 476 to 477. Those totals include machine votes as well as absentee […]

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Basil retains school superintendent seat; supervisor’s race down to one vote

Although eight local races still will not be determined until the Nov. 3 general election, at least the party nominees were determined in Tuesday’s runoff – in the case of the Democratic Third District Supervisor’s race by a single vote. Six Democratic and one Republican nominees needed to be selected after no candidate in each […]

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Luncheon program explains new treatment for bladder problems

Several once-taboo medical problems have become all-too-common topics of discussion, thanks to extensive television advertising for medical remedies or attorneys suing companies. That is not yet the case with urinary and bowel control problems, which are still embarrassing to talk about, but are seen in 22 million men and women in America. That’s several times […]

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Patriot Day program planned for Sept. 11 at Cine’

Following the events of Sept. 11, 2001 (known as 9/11) President George Bush declared a day of remembrance and subsequently congress expanded the day to include a remembrance of all of the sacrifices our citizens have made over the years to keep our country free.  Certainly many sacrifices have come from Union County, Mississippi. The […]

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Basil wins in education superintendent’s race; Kitchens tops in Dem Third District Supervisor’s race by single vote

Although eight local races still will not be determined until the Nov. 3 general election, at least the party nominees were determined in Tuesday’s runoff – in the case of the Democratic Third District Supervisor’s race by a single vote. Six Democratic and one Republican nominees needed to be selected after no candidate in each […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Where are the birds?

This column originally appeared in the Gazette in February 2011. The birds are chirping around our house. There are a lot of sounds – from mourning doves to cardinals and wrens to orioles. Unfortunately, most of it is coming from inside the house. It’s my wife’s bird clock, which, instead of chiming, makes the sound […]

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Mississippi Bureau of Investigation looking into stop, one-hour pursuit that ended with suspect’s unexplained death

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an incident this past Wednesday that began as a traffic stop, escalated into an hour-long chase and ended with the unexplained death of a suspect. Police Chief Chris Robertson said it began about 11:15 p.m. Aug. 19 with what appeared to be a routine traffic stop near the […]

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Northeast at New Albany NEMCC campus reports record enrollment

Thirteen may be a lucky number for the Northeast at New Albany campus. Opened in 2003, the satellite branch of Northeast Mississippi Community College is beginning the fall semester with its largest enrollment ever. “We have 430-plus on our class rolls,” Center Director David Goode said. “That’s the largest we’ve ever had in New Albany.” […]

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Elliott debunks Faulkner ‘myths’ in museum program

The program was billed as Debunking some myths about New Albany native and Nobel-Prize-winning writer William Faulkner. Teacher, archaeologist and historian Jack Elliott termed his presentation more bluntly as “Faulkner and Lying.” Elliott, speaking extemporaneously, discussed some false ideas that Faulkner himself started but focused more on a relatively reclaim by a Holly Springs resident […]

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