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We at the New Albany Gazette strive to present information that is useful and readable, to be good community citizens and to help improve the quality of life for our neighbors. We can’t be successful if people are not reading and using what we produce, however. That means that our readers – and, perhaps even […]

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The Playhouse

The story of Peter walking on the water was always a favorite when I sat with my young peers around the knee-high table in my Sunday school room. Our teacher gave the basic Bible information, but my imagination brought the story to life. I felt the spray of the stormy, cold waves – heard the […]

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Spring fever in February

By Lisa Bryant General Manager It happens every year: the weather warms just enough in February to make me long for spring and everything that goes with it. I enjoy the fall with all the colors, then the leaves fall off the trees and everything looks dead. We go into the holidays and Christmas takes […]

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Build a new police department building

We have mentioned the need for repairs and other improvements to several city streets, particularly those that carry heavy retail, school or emergency medical traffic. They need to be addressed by city officials. Unfortunately, they are not the only part of city infrastructure sadly in need of help. In its day, New Albany’s city hall […]

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It’s IRS scam season; stay on the alert

Union Countians are known for taking care of their family and community members. There’s a way you can help others, particularly the elderly, that you may not have thought of. Income tax season is here again and most people will receive their various tax-related forms in the next few days. Many will file their returns […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding As I look out the window on our winter landscape, I’m trying to remember the trees as they were a few weeks ago – covered in leaves that were splashed in golden hues. Today those trees are towering skeletons with their once-green attire piled in brown heaps beneath them. During my watch, […]

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Completing welcome center should be priority

The Tanglefoot Trail has proved more of a benefit to New Albany and Union County than almost anyone imagined. The city’s construction of a trailhead plaza has enhanced that value even more. But’s there’s a problem. Visitors to New Albany and the trail are essentially left to their own devices without any clear source of […]

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You don’t have time – only if you don’t want to

By Lisa Bryant, General Manager How many times have you said, “I would love to do something, but I just don’t have time.” I learned that we do have time. We make a choice on how we want to spend our time and will make time for the things that are important to us or […]

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Make school superintendents appointive positions

The legislature is once again expected to take up the question of whether school superintendents should be elected or appointed. Past efforts to make the post appointive through legislation have not gotten very far, at least partly because the state superintendents’ association has opposed them. The climate appears to be changing this year, however. In […]

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Hotbed Classic is community treasure

The New Albany Kiwanis Club’s annual Hotbed Classic may be one of the unsung heroes of the community’s increasing tourism and quality of life. It doesn’t get the same sort of publicity as the Tallahatchie RiverFest – but is still widely known, draws participants from several states and, more important, has earned a great deal […]

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