Ingomar, Myrtle pick up fast-pitch wins

INGOMAR – Ingomar posted wins over Tremont and Potts Camp while Myrtle rallied in the late innings to slip by New Albany in summer fast pitch action at Ingomar on Thursday. Myrtle 7, New Albany 6 Myrtle rallied in the fifth and sixth inning to score all seven runs after New Albany had raced to […]

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Maggie Smithey shoots a baseline jumper for Ingomar in their game against Independence on Monday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Area teams split results in basketball

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MYRTLE – West Union’s Lady Eagles took a convincing 33-18 win over Hickory Flat while Ingomar fell a point short, losing to Independence 24-23 in girls’ summer basketball play at Myrtle on Monday. West Union 33, Hickory Flat 18 The Lady Eagles used a stifling defense to post an early 14-5 first […]

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Brandon Perkins threw three innings of shutout ball for Myrtle to lead the Hawks past Potts Camp on Tuesday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Hawks clip Cardinals in summer baseball

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MYRTLE – Myrtle scored all their runs in the first inning on Tuesday night and coasted to a 3-0 win over Potts Camp in summer baseball action. Lane Bishop hit a leadoff single and was followed by Anthony Lipsey’s single. Brandon Perkins, the number three hitter in the Hawks lineup, drove in […]

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Fossil Road Show again offers range of features

Union County Heritage Museum Director Jill Smith said she was again pleased with attendance at the Fossil Road Show there Saturday. The annual event is drawing an increasing number of local attendees as well as more vendors and mineral and fossil experts, she said. Dr. Charles T. Swann with the Mississippi Mineral Resource Institute at […]

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“Explore” our area

Today’s issue of the Gazette contains the fifth 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. It certainly wasn’t a guarantee when we took […]

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Clerk’s office can finally accept absentee votes for next week’s run-off

Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford is accepting absentee ballots for next week’s Republican senate race run-off, but Saturday will be the last day anyone may cast an absentee ballot in person. Absentee ballots that are mailed in can be received by Stanford’s office up to 5 p.m. next Monday, the day before the election. […]

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Circuit court in middle of two-week term

A two-week term of circuit court began in Union County this past week with Judge Andrew K. Howorth presiding. As of Friday, several pleas had been accepted and sentences given, as well as other orders issued. Court continued this week with Judge John A. Gregory sitting on the bench but officials did not expect to […]

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New Albany High School scholarships and awards

The following awards and scholarships were presented at the Awards Ceremony held at New Albany High School on Monday, May 12.   Mississippi State University – Whitney Littlejohn, William Robbins, Harrison Harding, Erin Michael Carter, & Darby Mills University of Mississippi – Jamie Crow, Darby Mills, Rachael Lenoir, Will Rossell, & Destini Knox Mississippi University […]

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Standex presents scholarships to children of employees

  Standex, the parent company of the Master-Bilt refrigeration company in New Albany, awarded $15,000 in scholarships to children of employees this past week. The scholarship program has been going on for at least 25 years, company officials say, with the grants based on a variety of scholastic, extra-curricular and community involvement criteria. Master-Bilt President […]

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Tallahatchie RiverFest call for artists

Organizers of the 2014 Tallahatchie RiverFest are bringing back a fine arts exhibition and competition as part of the event. Fine arts were part of early RiverFests but had not been included as a separate, specific category in several years. RiverFest will be held Sept. 26-27 with events at a variety of locations including the […]

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