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Final push for giving

Christmas is fast approaching and time is short for providing holiday help for families in need in Union County through the Gazette’s Sharing at Christmas program. We need your support for a final push for contributions to support the program that has been sponsored by the Gazette for 41 years. We have set a fundraising […]

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Wayne Mitchell

A life change 60 years ago

It was 60 years ago when my parents gave up trying to farm in north Missouri and moved to the suburbs of Kansas City. I don’t remember too much about the move, except that it was done because my mother thought my father was working too hard and ruining his health. She was probably right, […]

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A loss to downtown

The decision by Barbara Tyre to close her downtown store probably is the right one for her, but it will be a loss to her customers, for New Albany and for northeast Mississippi. Barbara said this week she will close her women’s clothing store that has been one of the mainstays of historic downtown New […]

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Wayne Mitchell

‘Fired’ up at Thanksgiving

It was a traditional Thanksgiving for the Mitchell family. For me, that means not a speck of turkey on my plate. And no dishes to do or leftovers, either. Oh, I can eat turkey, especially if it has been brined overnight so the meat stays moist during the baking. But given the choice, I always […]

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Amazing library gift

The Union County Library, which struggles to pay its bills and meet its payroll with its meager funding, has received a surprise gift of $235,000 from former resident Ellaine Platek. Little is known about the Youngtown, Ohio, woman who died earlier this year, except she at one time worked at the Stratford Furniture Plant here […]

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Another success

The streets were clogged with shoppers and they were in a spending mood at the annual Holiday Open House in New Albany Nov. 8. What has become a very successful event over the years was even better this year as folks from Union County, Oxford, Tupelo and lots of other places descended on downtown for […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Enjoying a dreaded trip

Jenny and I had a really good time on a whirlwind trip to Pittsburgh two weekends ago. We hadn’t planned to – have a good time, that is. We weren’t supposed to and we feel a little guilty that we did. We had even dreaded going. Getting up at 3 a.m. on a Friday to […]

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Testing in our schools

The new state test results for English and Algebra back up what most of us in our community already know: We have very good public schools in New Albany and Union County. The results of the Mississippi College and Career-Ready Standards test have been released. Tests were given in English and Algebra. The New Albany […]

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Honoring veterans

We hope you will pause a moment in your day to honor all those who have served in our armed forces. Wednesday is Veterans Day. Veterans Day and Memorial Day are often confused. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all military veterans while Memorial Day honors only those who died while serving in the armed […]

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Wayne Mitchell

A weighty week at the Gazette

This is the week that I feel a little sorry for the folks who deliver the Gazette. That includes our carriers, who take the paper in bundles to stores and racks so it can be sold by single copy, and the postal carriers, who deliver to the mailboxes of all our subscribers. Why this week? […]

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