Hurricane Katrina: 5 years later

Five years after the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina that flooded his New Orleans home and devastated it to the point of no return, Myrtle teacher’s assistant and assistant coach Todd M. Sherman has happily made his new home in Union County and has made a new list of family and friends.   Sherman, born […]

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City releases new rental proposal

The New Albany Board of Aldermen made available a new version of its controversial proposal to institute minimum standards for rental housing last week, with the hopes of re-addressing the topic at an upcoming meeting.   Under this revision, put forth by Alderman At Large Scott Dunnam, minor changes have been made regarding the circumstances […]

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Main Street, beautification committee fund new street signs

Due to the partnering efforts of New Albany Main Street Association and New Albany’s City Beautification Committee, New Albany has 26 new decorative hanging baskets on the period lights in downtown. There are also 38 new decorative street signs that have been put up in various sections of the city.   The signs started being […]

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County requests printer removal from voting machines

At Union County's next election, there will not be any external printers with the voting machines. Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said that those printers were a hassle and they were always causing paper jams.    “Now that they won't be there anymore will cause us less hassle and will give us more time […]

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Labor Day closings

In honor of the Labor Day holiday, the New Albany Gazette will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, 2010.  It will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010.  Due to the closure, advertising deadlines are Thursday for Wednesday’s paper and editorial deadlines are this Friday. City and county offices will also be closed […]

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Amateur radio organization looking for new members

Amateur Radio operators are still going strong in Union County. The Northeast Mississippi Amateur Radio Club is located in Union County and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of its repeater at the Union County Fairgrounds.   The club meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at various locations. Members are […]

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Etta News, September 1, 2010

We were able to enjoy a day with light showers falling instead of a hot sunshine coming down in full force.  It was still hot but not like it had been for the last few days with the heat of the sun.    At least it was a little break during Sunday.  I guess it […]

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Sherman News, September 1, 2010

The Fire House Poker Run is a 60-mile motorcycle ride for the best poker hand.  The Run is a part of Sherman Day and begins at 10 a.m. at the Sherman Fire Station Saturday, Sept. 11.  The cost is $20 for a single rider, $25 for double, and the cost includes lunch.  A $50 gas […]

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Playhouse, September 1, 2010

There’s a chart written down in some book I’ve read that gives the appropriate gift type for each anniversary. I don’t remember what #43 was according to the “list,” but for me it was music.   Last Tuesday, Othel got back from Brookhaven just minutes before I drove in from the nursing home. He had […]

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Main Street Window Display contest begins Wednesday

The New Albany Main Street Association is sponsoring a “Main Street Window Display” Sept. 1  to 21, 2010.     These participating stores will have ballot boxes at their location for voting:  Bankhead Flowers & Fine Gifts, Bankhead Gallery, Barbara Tyre, Bead Shack, Merle Norman, Mimi’s,  Moda Designs by Emily Roberts, Runway Boutique, Something Special, […]

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