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Spray park at BNA Bank Park opens for the summer

The spray park at BNA Bank Park is open for the season. The regular hours will be from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and will be open Sundays for private parties only. Parties can be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 to 3:30 p.m. […]

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Rinehart begins internship at museum

Becky Rinehart of Houston is beginning an internship at the Union County Heritage Museum for the summer of 2016. Rinehart is a sophomore at Blue Mountain College, with a major in history. During her internship in New Albany Becky said, “I plan to learn the skills needed for museum work, in order to achieve my […]

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Bullard gets opportunity to ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ on TLC channel

By Donica Phifer, Gazette staff NEW ALBANY – When she signed up, Natalie Bullard never expected to be chosen. But, on June 3, the 28-year-old will make an appearance on national television as part of the fourteenth season of TLC’s “Say Yes To The Dress.” Bullard taped her portion of the show last July during […]

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Farm to table dinner returns to Park Along the River in July

Online ticket sales will begin on sale Saturday, June 4, at 10 a.m. for New Albany’s second annual “Farm to Table Dinner,” which will take place on Thursday, June 23, on the footbridge across the Tallahatchie River in the Park Along the River in downtown. The fine-dining-inspired dinner for 80 guests will be prepared using […]

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Baily 50th wedding anniversary

Jerry and Doris Baily will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 14, at Victory Life Center at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Mississippi Queen on the Tallahatchie

New Albany tourism got a boost this week from a visit by the Mississippi Queen to the Park Along the River and Tallahatchie Trails sparking speculation about the possibility of bringing riverboat gambling to the city.  Publicity about the visit was not available ahead of time with local officials saying it was only possible on […]

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Cooking up a history

By Dr. Linda Mitchell Good recipes are like unique individuals, they come from a particular place and time, they have a personality, an accent, and they stake a claim on the culinary tapestry of a family or community. They find lodging in an old recipe box on the kitchen counter or they tuck away under […]

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McCafferty talks about old-timey bear hunting in the Delta

Teddy Roosevelt got barely a mention. Paul Rainey fared considerably better, but it was Robert Bobo who was the premier bear hunter in Mississippi according to James T. McCafferty. McCafferty, a former New Albany resident, returned here this past Thursday to talk about his latest book, “The Bear Hunter: The Life and Times of Robert Eager […]

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Tallahatchie Arts Council moving into fifth decade with new plans

Most Union Countians are probably aware we have the Tallahatchie Arts Council but they may not remember that it began more than 40 years ago. A group of six held the first meeting, wanting to create an atmosphere in which artists could be encouraged to create, their work could be shown, a sense of fellowship […]

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Out-of-the box potter Helene Fielder presents Tallahatchie Arts Council program

It’s difficult, if not impossible, to describe Helene Fielder’s pottery, and that’s a good thing. “She’s the most out-of-the-box person I know,” local craftsman Charles Buster said of the Marietta resident. “When I go into her booth (at a craft show) I just have to stop; I can’t take it all in.” Fielder is not […]

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