City school board adopts no-tax-increase budget, makes money-saving deals

New Albany school trustees approved a budget with no tax increase next year, signed an agreement to greatly reduce basic printing and copying costs and nearly completed personnel changes for the fall semester at a called meeting at noon Monday. The meeting took the place of the usual July meeting due to the holiday schedule. […]

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Supervisors discuss funding Tupelo women’s shelter, industrial tax exemptions

The Union County Board of Supervisors held an abbreviated meeting Monday with Benny Rakestraw presiding in the absence of board president Danny Jordan and also supervisor Randy Owen. A representative of SAFE, Inc., the shelter for abused women and children in Tupelo, was present to ask for continued budget support by the board. SAFE provides […]

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Circuit clerk’s office to be open for voting Saturday despite holiday

Absentee voting is now under way in Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford’s office for the Aug. 4 Democratic and Republic primaries. Because of the way dates for the primary and the Independence Day holiday have fallen, Stanford will have a very unusual schedule this week that may affect absentee voters. Her office will be […]

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Holiday weekend schedule changes include rare Saturday circuit clerk opening

All city, county and state governmental offices will close next Friday, July 3, for the legal observance of the July 4 Independence Day holiday. Most businesses, including the New Albany Gazette, are expected to remain open, however. Local banks will be open as well. Because of the holiday, the Gazette is publishing this issue as […]

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Man faces series of auto burglary, theft charges

A New Albany man is facing charges for an admittedly drug-fueled truck theft and string of auto burglaries this past week. Chief Chris Robertson said Charles Gregory Hall, 23 is charged with one count of either taking possession of an auto or grand larceny, and seven counts of burglary of an auto. The incidents all […]

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Groundbreaking for museum expansion will be Thursday

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the $1.6 million expansion of the Union County Heritage Museum will be Thursday, July 2, at 10 a.m. at the construction site behind the museum. The public is invited to join this moment, which will be followed by a reception with lemonade and cookies. The museum is located at 114 Cleveland Street […]

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Museum Madness registration underway

Museum Madness is headed Full STEAM Ahead, for the 2015 summer discovery activity program for children. This year’s activities are focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Dates for this year week of activities will be July 13 – July 17, 9 a.m. – noon. “We are excited about this year’s activities, “said Jill […]

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Carnegie Link Up program now available to New Albany elementary students

(Staff reports) New Albany elementary school students will be able to explore classical music through a hands-on program during the coming school year. A partnership of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and local patrons will make the Carnegie Link Up curriculum available to third- through fifth-graders at no cost to […]

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Showing off our region

Today’s issue of the Gazette contains the sixth edition of Explore Magazine, our annual glossy tourism and marketing guide touting the benefits of New Albany and Union County. It’s something all of us at the Gazette are proud of because it has been an unqualified success story. This year’s issue has grown to 100 pages, […]

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House demolished to make way for museum expansion

The first practical step toward the Union County Heritage Museum’s planned $1.6-million expansion was taken this past Friday with the demolition of the blue house behind the museum. The house, owned by the historical society, had been used for storage mostly. Most of the addition to the museum will be in the space where the […]

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