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Showing off our region

Today’s issue of the Gazette contains the sixth edition of Explore Magazine, our annual glossy tourism and marketing guide touting the benefits of New Albany and Union County. It’s something all of us at the Gazette are proud of because it has been an unqualified success story. This year’s issue has grown to 100 pages, […]

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A big step for housing

The lack of new upscale single-family homes in a master-planned subdivision has been a problem in New Albany for a long time. That’s what makes the announcement of a new master-planned subdivision with 63 home sites on Bratton Road within the city limits so exciting. Dirt work on the Parkview subdivision being developed by Terry […]

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Fire rating improves

Residents of New Albany have received some good news about the quality of their fire protection and the effect it has on their insurance. The Mississippi Rating Bureau has changed the ratings class for eligible properties within the city to a five from a six classification. Ratings are on a scale of 1 to 10, […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Taking a shine to Jenny’s car

Rain started coming down in sheets shortly after our son Joe and I headed to Memphis early Saturday evening to pick up Jenny at the airport. The wind was blowing and it was difficult to see the lane markings on U.S. 78. I slowed to about 40 mph along with the other traffic, but the […]

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Honoring the flag

Sunday is Flag Day and the community already is all decked out with flags. Lots of businesses have flags out and many of those were put there from a project of the Kiwanis Club of New Albany. Displaying the flags is one of the largest sources of income for the club and Paul Anderson, the […]

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Trail makes national list

The Tanglefoot Trail, which will have its two-year anniversary in September, has been designated as part of the National Trails System. The trail was added to the national system last week by Sally Jewell, U. S. secretary of the interior, and Jonathan B. Jarvis, national park service director. It means the trail will be added […]

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Museum expansion

The new bids for expanding the Union County Heritage Museum appear to be in line with what the museum expected and the Union County Historical Society board is expected to give the go-ahead in a meeting Monday. The base bid of about $1,086,000 by Ganger Property Management reflected changes in the plans by Architect William […]

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Inmate help needed here

Sometimes an effort to save money ends up costing a lot more money than it saves. We think that would be the case with the current state effort to end the Joint State County Work Program. That’s the official name for the program that provides state inmates to counties to work on a variety of […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Summer plan out of whack

Tomorrow we start summer schedule around our house. It’s the time of year when we get up a little later, relax on the patio a while after work, spend time watering the flowers and the grass, and eat dinner an hour later than the rest of the year. Summer schedule is built around my wife, […]

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Furniture resurgence

Working together pays off. That was the take away from Thursday’s announcement that Emerald Home Furnishings of Tacoma, Wash., will be locating a manufacturing plant in New Albany. The project, which has been being put together for a long time, is the culmination of efforts by the city, the county, the Union County Development Association, […]

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