Not all volunteers are retired women. Jane Goode leads this group of First Baptist Acteens and gladly volunteered her girls to sew and make surgery pillows for hospital patients. This helps them after surgery when having to cough or move about giving them something to apply a little pressure to the site to ease the pain.  Amanda Ivy, surgery director, had originally asked if the volunteers could possibly take on this project and they quickly volunteered.

Hospital ‘Tree of Love’ offers opportunity to honor others and help patients

Although fall has barely arrived, Christmas is less than three months away and weeks before that will be the annual Tree of Love celebration. The Tree of Love is done each year by the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County Auxiliary with help and coordination from the hospital itself as well. The project serves as a fundraiser […]

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Master Gardener Pat James becomes pumpkin man

If there’s one thing Master Gardeners do, it’s garden. Now that we are past the season for most spring and summer vegetables as well as plants, Union County Master Gardeners President Pat James has turned to pumpkins. Pumpkins go with the fall season and can be used decoratively or for food. James and his wife, […]

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Urchins travel to Mantachie for key division contest

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union will go on the road Friday and face the Mantachie Mustangs in an important Division 1-2A football matchup between teams with identical records. “It’s a big week for us, they’re 5-2 and we’re 5-2, both of us are 1-0 in division,” East Union Head Coach Kevin Walton said. “I think […]

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Lady Urchins sweep and finish perfect in division

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union wrapped up Division 1-2A play on Tuesday with 42-1 and 20-0 wins over Okolona and finished with a perfect 6-0 record. East Union retired the Lady Chieftains in order in the first and proceeded to send 34 batters to the plate in their half of the inning, scoring […]

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Honoring Vance Witt

Vance Witt is an affable, soft-spoken man who does not crave the limelight. He also is a man with a distinguished career and a strong commitment to community service. In our opinion those qualities make him an excellent choice to be joining the Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Alumni Hall of Fame. The board chairman of […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Not your father’s phone company

It seemed like a simple task. My wife asked me to call the phone company and order phone service at her mother’s new apartment in New Albany. “No problem; I’ll call today. She’ll probably have service by tomorrow,” I said. Boy, was I wrong.Things didn’t go well from the very first call. A pleasant, but […]

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State Main Street president says local program one of best in state

New Albany’s Main Street program is one of the biggest successes in the state, according to the president of the Mississippi Main Street Association. Suzanne Smith made the comment at the local organization’s annual meeting and awards luncheon this past Thursday. The guest speaker, introduced by long-time Main Street supporter and former state Main Street […]

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Kirk defeats cancer through faith in God, family

Terri Kirk is tough. She has worked at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County for 31 years, is Respiratory Therapy Director and has faced thousands of life-critical situations. Although she has to drive 40 miles each way to and from the hospital, she has only missed work twice in those 31 years. And yet she found herself […]

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City school board updates policy on overnight, other field trips

Cost savings, particularly in utilities, and careful management have led to the New Albany School District’s ending the past year with more money than expected. Director of Accounting Services Suzanne Coffey told trustees Monday that after closing the past year out this week the district maintenance fund was left with $1,839,486. That’s nearly $250,000 more […]

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Columbus Day holiday won’t affect most services

Schools will be out and federal government offices will close next Monday, Sept. 12, in observance of Columbus day but most Union County services will not be affected. City and county offices will be open Monday and city and county solid waste collections will proceed as usual. The New Albany Gazette office will be open […]

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