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County compares favorably to neighbors in several categories

Each year the CREATE Foundation, based in Tupelo, presents a State of the Region conference, usually focusing on critical challenges communities face in trying to better the lives of their residents. As part of the annual conference, CREATE prepares a profile of the region along with individual statistics for each county. Union County showed up […]

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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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Martintown Road bridge gets first part of new deck

Crews poured concrete for the first part of the new deck on the Martintown Road bridge over the Tallahatchie River this past week and said they hope to pour the rest this week. The siderails still will need to be added and dirt fill added for the approaches so they can be paved, which means […]

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Union County jobless rate continue to be among lowest in state

Union County’s unemployment rate for April dropped to nearly half of what it was a couple of months ago, making our county fourth-lowest in the entire state. Our jobless rate of 3.9 percent was second lowest in the north half of the state only to DeSoto County, which had 3.7 percent. The other counties lower […]

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Free concert series begins Saturday

The first in a series of 10 free concerts is scheduled for this coming Saturday in the Park Along the River. The concerts are made possible by a matching grant from the Mimi and Mortimer Levitt Foundation to promote music and cultural events in public spaces. New Albany was one of only 15 cities nationwide […]

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Summer reading program, farmers’ market begin this week

Two popular local events start this week, in addition to the new concert series in the Park Along the River. The Union County Library System’s annual free summer reading program for grades K-6 begins Thursday, June 2. The library will have special programs the first four Thursdays of June beginning with Bob Tarter, wildlife biologist […]

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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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Center Hill Baptist Church news

By Tommie Cooper For the Wednesday night Bible study May 25, Bro. Hall was teaching in I Peter 5:8-10, “Worry is like a rocking chair: it doesn’t get you anywhere.” My mom is through with her therapy so now she is at Church Street. Her twin sister Ethel comes every day to see her. I’m glad they […]

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New Albany Garden Club

The New Albany Garden Club met May 12 at the home of Martha Sappington.  Hostesses were Emily Forman and Patrice Smith. Club president Samantha Morris thanked the hostesses for providing a beautiful floral arrangement and delicious refreshments. Lynn Madden gave a devotional that encouraged members to remember that as Christians we are a new creation […]

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