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Not in our town

The outpouring of concern and support for the Price family is just what we expected from our community. The heinous crime, the slaying of Amanda Price, a speech pathologist in the New Albany schools, and the wounding of her football coach husband, Ron, has touched virtually everyone in our community. Amanda Price affected the lives […]

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Supervisors join Region IV

The Union County Board of Supervisors has made the right decision on a plan to handle housing mental patients awaiting a place in the state hospital. The board has decided to adopt a proposal from the Region IV Mental Health Center in Tupelo to handle all the mental commitment for Union County. The mental health […]

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Downtown resurgence

The New Albany Main Street Association’s annual Holiday Open House has become so successful that the association has developed an encore event. From 5 to 9 p.m. next Friday the association will host something called “Sippin’ Cider,” a clever gimmick to get lots of folks downtown and shopping in members’ shops on a Friday night. […]

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Caring for the ill

The Union County Board of Supervisors is grappling with what to do about housing mental patients awaiting a place in the state hospital. Currently they are transported to the Union County Jail, which was not designed and is not adequately staffed to deal with the mentally ill. In short, the current practice is a problem […]

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Sharing if you can

Thanksgiving is here, for many of us a time for family gatherings, turkey, pumpkin pie and all the trimmings. We hope at this time that you will be thankful for what you have and also take a moment to share with others as we enter the holiday season. We are talking about the Gazette’s Sharing […]

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Heralding a new day

The wait is over and Corollas are rolling off the assembly line at Union County’s Toyota’s manufacturing plant. What a few skeptics had predicted would never happen has. For the rest of us who believed from Feb. 27, 2007, the day of the first announcement, it was an exciting and hoopla filled day Thursday as […]

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Successful by any measure

By any measure, the New Albany Main Street Holiday Open House was an unqualified success this year. The largest crowd ever, estimated at more than 2,000, turned out to see the holiday decorations, enjoy some refreshments and poke around the 26 businesses that participated in the event. Shops were open from 1 p.m. to 6 […]

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Kicking off the holidays

What has become one of New Albany’s largest events takes place this Sunday afternoon. The New Albany Main Street Holiday Open House is expected to draw more than 2,000 to participating shops and businesses, mostly in the historic downtown area. It’s a way to kick off holiday shopping, spend time with your friends and neighbors […]

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Stuck on square one

A year ago in this space we argued that New Albany should conduct a feasibility study on the cost and benefits of a public swimming pool. We still think so. A year later we seem to be no closer to getting our children a place to learn to swim and our families a wholesome spot […]

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Becoming smokefree

New Albany will join 40 other Mississippi cities and towns Dec. 2 when a smoke-free workplace ordinance goes into effect. The Board of Aldermen adopted the ordinance unanimously Monday after a public hearing generated no comments from the public. We were a little surprised that no one spoke out against it; perhaps it shows the […]

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