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Extension Office to hold series of instructional programs

The Union County Extension Office is offering a variety of learning programs over the next few months. A Private Applicator Training class will be given from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Union County Extension Office Feb. 29. There is a $10 registration fee. For more information call 534-1916 or 534-1917 On March 1, a […]

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Appreciation for one of county’s best-kept industrial secrets

Talk about staying under the radar. Union County has a variety of industries, which most people are generally familiar with. But there is one that, arguably, almost no one knew about the first year it was here. Even today, many local residents may know essentially nothing about it. The company seeks no publicity, only occasionally […]

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Ellistown Breezes

By Margaret McCraw  If we were wondering where our cold weather went, now we know. These last few mornings are something that usually stays well to the north of us. I live out in the county and my temperature usually runs about five degrees colder than Tupelo. However, I did not see any snowflakes on […]

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Eastern Lights

By Loretta Easley  Well, hello there on this bright and beautiful Friday morning on the fifth of February. I sincerely hope all are well after all the stormy weather on Tuesday. There have been a lot of deaths connected to this area this week. Sympathy is extended to Agnes Hill and Helen Tubman, both of […]

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‘The Little Mermaid’ on stage at New Albany High School this weekend

  New Albany High School will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13, Friday and Saturday, as well as at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. For ticket information call 534-1805.

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Agape Health Services benefit recognizes third year of free care clinic

It is estimated, based on information available, that nearly 6,000 Union County residents have no health insurance. A group of dedicated medical professionals and volunteers are doing their best to help as many of those as possible. The means to do that is through Agape Health Services. The Agape Clinic was created about three years […]

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County supervisors finalize purchase of new E-911 emergency telephone upgrade

The Union County Board of Supervisors Monday gave final approval to the lease purchase of needed new E-911 emergency telephone equipment, and also signed the maintenance agreement. Maintenance, including software, will cost $2,429 per month. The total equipment cost, which will be spread out over years, is $139,291. That’s discounted from the $146,771 original price. […]

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City school trustees rehire administrators, take look at athletic needs

New Albany city school trustees have rehired their major central office and administrative staff for next year. The unanimous vote came without comment at the February board meeting. Included were Lecia Stubblefield, director of professional and support services; Lesa Scott, director of special services; Suzanne Coffey, director of accounting services; Jamey Wright, New Albany Elementary […]

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Only some governmental offices to close for Presidents Day

Area schools and county, state and federal governmental offices will close next Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents Day. City offices will remain open. The holiday will not affect solid-waste collection in the city or county so all routes will be picked up as usual next week. New Albany Gazette schedules and deadlines will […]

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Former attorney Richard Scruggs creates foundation to boost adult basic education

Approximately 500,000 Mississippians do not have a high school diploma and 14,000 more drop out of school each year, according to Kids Count data. That’s what former attorney Richard F. “Dickie” Scruggs told members of the New Albany Rotary Club this past Friday. “Half the adults in Mississippi don’t have a job and are not […]

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