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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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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First Choice for Women Center moves into new building

      A ribbon-cutting and open house were held for First Choice Center for Women, Inc. at their new office located at 723 Coulter Dr.  Sunday, Aug. 16. The center offers free pregnancy tests, options counseling, free ultra-sound, baby care and parenting counseling and post-abortion support. The organization here began as a satellite of […]

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County preparing for annual tax land sale

The agenda for Monday’s weekly meeting of the Union County Board of Supervisors was brief again this week. They accepted a low quote of $20,487 from Steel-Con to repair a bridge on County Road 46, rejecting the high quote of $89,250 by Century Construction. In other business: Supervisors approved hiring Bill Smith as full-time Solid […]

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Early runoff election results here Tuesday night; complete county totals in Friday issue

Complete county election totals from Tuesday’s Democratic and Republican run-off elections will be in the Friday edition of The Gazette. For those who want to know sooner, unofficial total were to be put on the Gazette’s website at, as soon as they were available Tuesday night. Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said Monday it appeared […]

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Vote in the runoffs

Getting voters to turn out for a runoff election is sometimes difficult. One reason is that there are many fewer races and candidates from which to choose. Another, and often the major reason, is that it just slips our minds. So this is your reminder. The runoff election is next Tuesday, Aug. 25. And there […]

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Election commission disqualifies Browning from education superintendent’s race

As of Wednesday, it appeared that the winner of the Democratic run-off for county superintendent of education next Tuesday will effectively be the winner in the November general election. On Tuesday, the Union County Election Commission disqualified Roger Browning as the only Republican candidate for that office and there is no third-party candidate. Although Browning […]

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Election officials test voting machines

Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford, far left, and Election Commissioners Bill Azlin, Wayne Wilhite, Graham Spencer, (in rear of photo) T. Michael Beam and Barbara Reed check a forest of voting machines set up in the courtroom Tuesday to get them ready for next Tuesday’s run-off. Before each device can be used it must be programmed, […]

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