Leadership academy holds graduation

Union County Leadership Academy held its graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, Nov. 18.  Thirty-one students successful completed the intensive 10-week program.  The program focus was on leadership and leadership skills.   Participants included, front from left, Madison Rainwater, Cayce Smith, Karlie Topper, Kelly Mayo, Paige Hall, Anna Grace Coffey, Katana High, Gloryana King, Morgan Gooch, Elizabeth […]

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Christmas parade is next Monday

The City of New Albany’s 2015 Christmas parade will be at 7 p.m. next Monday, Nov. 30. The theme is “A Storybook Christmas” and Betty King has been selected as grand marshal. This year’s parade is being coordinated by the Tallahatchie Arts Council. Chairman Evelyn Mason said the parade will follow the usual route starting […]

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Second Thanksgiving Turkey Trot is Thursday morning

Nearly 250 area runners will not be sleeping in Thanksgiving morning. Instead, they will be running either four or 13.1 miles (a half marathon) to work up an appetite and benefit the community’s food bank. The second annual Tanglefoot Turkey Trot will be held Nov. 26, at 7 a.m. and all proceeds will go t […]

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Author Laurie Parker on self-publishers and getting ‘no respect’

The self-described “Rodney Dangerfield of Mississippi writers” paid a visit to New Albany Tuesday to talk about her latest work and evolution as an artist and author. Starkville resident Laurie Parker has been here before, first as the illustrator and author of children’s books – usually rhyming books with visual puzzles in the illustration. In […]

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Fun run concludes NA Elementary Boosterthon fundraiser

New Albany Elementary School students concluded a week of character, fitness and leadership building with high-energy fun runs Wednesday and Thursday. The events were all part of Boosterthon, an alternative way for the school to raise money without having to sell merchandise to family and friends. The program combines interactive highly physical activities with classroom […]

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Runners can build appetites and help needy Thanksgiving by running in Turkey Trot

Once again, local runners will have the opportunity to whip up a good appetite for that Thanksgiving meal and at the same time help put food on the tables of needy Union Countians. The second annual Tanglefoot Turkey Trot will be held Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, at 7 a.m. Not only will participants burn those […]

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Dean Provence Endowment winners announced

The Dean Provence Endowment for Excellence in Education Board has announced the allocation of funds totaling nearly $8,200 to teachers in the New Albany School District. In an effort to maximize the effectiveness of the awards, this year grants were directed to New Albany Middle School and New Albany High School. Endowment funding will be […]

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Deadline is Dec. 4 to submit letters to Santa

It’s the time of year once again when the New Albany Gazette prints all the letters that Union County children will write to Santa before Christmas. School teachers and members of the public  may submit these letters to the Gazette by 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4. The Gazette staff strongly encourages those who wish to […]

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Time running out to honor someone on hospital Tree of Love

Only a little more than two weeks are left for anyone who wants to honor or memorialize someone through a donation to the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County Auxiliary. The Tree of Love has been done annually by the auxiliary for the past 20 years with help and coordination from the hospital. The project serves as […]

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Another success

The streets were clogged with shoppers and they were in a spending mood at the annual Holiday Open House in New Albany Nov. 8. What has become a very successful event over the years was even better this year as folks from Union County, Oxford, Tupelo and lots of other places descended on downtown for […]

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