butterfly 1

Pre-K students at elementary school learn about butterflies

    Pre-Kindergarten students at New Albany Elementary School got to visit with some one-day-olds Monday before turning them out into the world. The “youngsters” were Monarch butterflies that emerged only the day before, each coming out of its chrysalis as a fully-grown adult. “There are no baby butterflies,” Master Gardener Tim Burress told the […]

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

Labor Day holiday to affect business, garbage collection schedules

All governmental offices, the schools and many businesses will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The New Albany Gazette will be closed Monday as well, which means advertising and editorial deadlines will be moved up. Both city and county solid-waste collection will be affected by the holiday. In the […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Number of unemployed Union Countians back down slightly

Union County’s unemployment rate for July was down slightly from June. The county reported 5.0 percent unemployment for July, a decrease from the higher 5.3 percent the previous month. This moves Union County to having the sixth-lowest jobless rate in the state and second-lowest in the north half of the state. Once gain, Union County […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Families of Union Countians killed in service to participate in 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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Tebow to speak at BMC fundraiser

Blue Mountain College President Dr. Barbara C. McMillin announced to the student body at the college’s Convocation Friday that Philadelphia Eagles football quarterback Tim Tebow will be the keynote speaker at the Blue Mountain College Fundraising Gala to be held at the BancorpSouth Arena on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. McMillin said, “We are very excited […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Best-selling author Julie Cantrell to speak at retired educators’ meeting

The Retired Education Personnel of New Albany and Union County will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the meeting room of BNA in downtown New Albany with New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Julie Cantrell as guest speaker. Not only members but others who would like to attend are invited. Cantrell […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

‘Second Amendment’ tax holiday begins Friday

Mississippians were recently treated to a tax-free holiday, established by the legislature to help families pay for back-to-school clothing items. Over a three-day period, purchasers were not required to pay the state seven-percent retail sales tax on approved clothing items that cost less than $100. This past year, the legislature also added what they call […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }