Friday Night Lights: Bulldogs felled by second half against Itawamba

  FULTON – New Albany won the turnover battle on Friday, but a second half filled with miscues, penalties, and stalled offensive play saw the Itawamba Indians take the 45-28 win. Indians senior quarterback Vijay Miller passed for over 250 yards during the game, tossing three touchdown passes and running a fourth while Bulldogs quarterback […]

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Every vote important

The often heard phrase about every vote being important certainly turned out to be right on point in the local runoff election Tuesday. One vote determined the outcome for the Democratic nomination for Third District County Supervisor. David Kitchens outpolled C J Bright, 477 to 476. Kitchens now will face Michael R. Moody, who won […]

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No tax increase for city residents, 2016 budget largely unchanged also

New Albany residents will see no city tax increase next year and will also have a budget that differs little from the current year’s. Aldermen will hold their public hearing on the proposed budget next Tuesday during their regular September board meeting. A copy of the proposed budget was available Wednesday before the press deadline […]

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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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