Support for swimming

The proposal to construct an indoor swimming pool facility at BNA Bank Park is both exciting and daunting. It’s exciting because it would provide a wonderful place for competitive, recreational and rehabilitative swimming. But it is daunting because it could cost at least $5.8 million, and maybe more, to construct. The price tag, combined with […]

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Supreme Court says Browning votes won’t count

Roger Browning’s name was on the ballot Tuesday for the office of county superintendent of education, but if you voted for him that vote did not count (the rest of your votes did, however). That’s because the Supreme Court of Mississippi Thursday ruled that Browning was ineligible to be a candidate because he is not […]

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Main Street Holiday Open House downtown set for Sunday; book signing by Dr. Joe Edd Morris will be at same time

The New Albany Main Street Association will again sponsor its annual Holiday Open House Sunday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. to allow residents to begin their holiday shopping season. Businesses participating include AC’s Coffee, Bankhead Flowers & Fine Gifts, Barbara Tyre, Bellissimo Boutique, Calico Mushroom, French’s New Albany Flower Shop, Halle Jo’s, In […]

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River Players to present holiday classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Nov. 13-15

The Tallahatchie River Players will present “It’s a Wonderful Life” by James Rodgers Nov. 13-15 at the Magnolia Civic Center. The holiday favorite was produced by TRP 10 years ago and several of the original actors are returning to reprise their roles. As with the popular movie, the play tells the story of a man […]

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City to start enforcing downtown parking, yard sale ordinances Friday

Two new ordinances go into effect in New Albany Friday but city officials want to hit enforcement of one hard and ease into the other. In an effort to help deal with the city’s downtown parking problem, aldermen have amended the existing ordinance to limit some parking times. Although Mayor Tim Kent has said lack […]

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Homemakers to present annual Holiday Street this Wednesday and Thursday

The Union County Homemaker Volunteers will be having their annual Holiday Street Christmas bazaar on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 4 and 5, in the Ladies Building at the Union County Fairgrounds. The theme this year is “A Musical Christmas.” Holiday crafts, decorated Christmas trees, foods and many more vendors will be available during those two […]

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New Albany Elementary School to honor veterans with two programs Nov. 11

The New Albany Elementary School 4th Grade will be presenting a Veterans’ Day Program on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at NAES.  Veterans are invited and encouraged to participate in one of these ceremonies.

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Laurie Parker to be guest reviewer at library program

Mississippi artist and author Laurie Parker will review her latest book “Hush Swing Hush” Tuesday, Nov. 17, at New Albany’s Luncheon with Books at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library. A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by the review at noon.

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Union County School Board approves football program at Myrtle

MYRTLE – The athletic landscape at Myrtle Attendance Center will look a little different for the 2016-2017 school year. The Hawks will add football to their list of sports for the upcoming school year after the Union County School Board approved a proposal brought to them by community members and parents of Myrtle students on […]

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Support education

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to select who will fill elected jobs in a variety of offices in our state and in our county. Locally, there are a number of contested races and we encourage you to make your choices known. In recent years, the Gazette has not offered an opinion, sometimes called […]

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