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Wayne Mitchell

Not what I want to hear

This column originally appeared in the Gazette on Oct. 26, 2011. It was a nice-looking envelope. Neatly printed on the envelope was “The Mitchell Family” followed by our address. In the corner was RSVP, Please reply by Oct. 18. I thought we were being invited to something. Inside, though, was the harsh reality. The hearing-aid […]

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Education and careers

Dr. Charles Garrett is on a mission to better link education to potential careers. Garrett, the former New Albany Schools superintendent who now is a senior consultant for education to the CREATE Foundation, says students and their teachers need a better understanding of the careers that are open to them. He notes that some of […]

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City steps up enforcement of minimum standards for rental property

This year, New Albany has gone through a transition involving the building inspector’s office and related duties. During the time when the former inspector was leaving and the new inspector was being hired and learning his duties, the city was more lax in enforcing codes regarding adequate housing for residents. That involved the well-publicized effort […]

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Business 2 Business promotes career education

Development officials have been promoting the value of better education for years. Now, however, they are taking this a step farther, in a sense promoting education concerning what you should be educated for. Evidence shows that some of the most popular choices for college majors result in some of the lowest career salaries; people are […]

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Holiday Open House

New Albany Main Street is sponsoring its annual Holiday Open House Sunday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. Visitors may spend time doing early holiday shopping at the event, which has always seen crowds including out-of-towners. Those attending the open house may also enjoy refreshments and register for a chance to win a $250 […]

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Tallahatchie River Players to produce this year’s Christmas Parade; registration now open

The City of New Albany has teamed up with the Tallahatchie River players to produce the city and county’s Christmas parade. The theme for this year’s parade is “A Storybook Christmas.” The date of the parade will be the first Monday after Thanksgiving, which falls on Nov. 30. According to the city’s tourism department, which […]

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Seasonal flu vaccine now available at all county health departments

Seasonal flu shots are now available at all Mississippi State Department of Health county clinics.  Seasonal flu vaccination is recommended for anyone age six months and older. “The flu shot is absolutely your best protection against the flu,” said MSDH State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier. “The vaccine takes one to two weeks to produce […]

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JJ Harris

J. J. Harris urges action to deal with cancer

Each year, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County holds a luncheon to honor breast cancer survivors and remember victims. This is also a time that survivors share their own personal stories, which can be at times inspiring, heart-wrenching, funny or just familiar, showing how this can happen to anyone. One […]

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Morgan Gooch went 4 for 7 with two homers and 4 RBIs on Saturday. Photos by Dennis Clayton.

Eupora clips Lady Falcons in series

BY DENNIS CLAYTON INGOMAR – Ingomar fell to 2A power Eupora on Saturday in two games in their round two matchup by scores of 15-12 and 8-3. Eupora’s nine-run sixth spelled defeat for the Lady Falcons after they had gone up by a score of 8-3. “They had one big inning in game one and […]

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Grant White and Chase Hall bring down the Bearcat runner. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins can’t stop physical Bearcats

ELLISTOWN – Baldwyn started slow, but kicked the offense in gear in the second quarter and defeated East Union by a 55-6 margin. The Urchins were never able to get their offense going against the athletic Bearcats who remained perfect in Division 1-2A at 3-0 and 7-2 overall. “I wish that we could have moved […]

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