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Wayne Mitchell

God’s garden needs weeding

The preacher was talking about how when he was growing up, he never would have believed he would have three raised beds in the backyard where he grows vegetables, herbs and flowers. That’s because his father was a county extension agent and had an acre-sized garden. He had to help out in the garden in […]

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Get lunch tickets now

The deadline is fast approaching for getting your tickets to the fourth annual Tallahatchie RiverFest Community luncheon. The last day to get a ticket is Monday, Sept. 22, for the Friday, Sept. 26, program in the event hall of the First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15, or you can get a reserved table for […]

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Members of the Little Dawgs summer football camp run out of the tunnel before New Albany

Friday Night Lights: Bulldogs scalped by the Indians

It definitely wasn’t the bounce back game that New Albany had been looking for. Itawamba quarterback Vijay Miller and the Indians offense couldn’t be stopped on Friday, shutting the Bulldogs in a 35-0 final. “Itawamba is a great football team, and they made some mistakes last week that cost them the game. Unfortunately they got […]

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Clean up after dogs

We thought awhile about whether this is a subject that warranted an editorial. In the end, we decided to have a go at it. The subject is dog waste or dog excrement or, for those of us not given to euphemisms, dog poop. Dog poop can be a problem, especially if it is not your […]

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Deputy Brett Wicker helps Janet Barreto out of the vehicle before taking her to the jail booking area.

Barretos back in Union County

    Janet and Ramon Barreto were returned to the Union County Jail shortly after 4:30 p.m. Sunday – more than five years after being released on a total of $900,000 bond and dropping out of sight. The manhunt for the couple, which included episodes on “America’s Most Wanted,” an addition to the U. S. […]

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Labor Day to affect deadlines, public services

All governmental offices and many businesses will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The New Albany Gazette will be closed Monday and that will require that deadlines for the Wednesday, Sept. 3, issue will be moved earlier. The deadline for display advertising will be at 4 p.m. Thursday while […]

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County investigating burglaries

Staff reports Two burglaries are being investigated by the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The burglaries were reported Aug. 20 in eastern Union County, off Highway 30 East. An investigation has determined that the suspect is a black female, as shown in a surveillance video. The woman had driven around the two neighborhoods where the burglaries […]

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New Birth Community Church holds open house

    New Birth Community Church held an open house Sunday to allow the public to see what the former Irwin B. Schwabe shirt factory has become. The 12-year-old church has been holding services in the small white building on the other side of Clark Street, but had grown from 35 members to more than […]

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Supervisors hit snag in courthouse roof repair but get good news concerning care of local mental patients

The Union County Board of Supervisors hit a snag in efforts to have the courthouse roof repaired Monday, but received some good news about the continuing process of how to deal with mental patients. The board had advertised for bids on the courthouse repair work and was prepared to open them Monday, but only received […]

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County holds delinquent tax sale Monday

Union County Tax Assessor-Collector Randy Dunnam held this year’s delinquent property tax land sale Monday morning. The sale was moved to the chancery courtroom, partly because of the high temperatures outside and because the circuit courtroom was in use for a hearing. The sale drew a standing-room-only crowd but the number of attendees was reduced some […]

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