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Tennis is one of the sports offered at First Baptist Church's Mega Sports Camp at BNA Bank Park's Tennis Complex this week. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Mega Sports Camp offers youth more than just sports

BY DENNIS CLAYTON NEW ALBANY – First Baptist Church of New Albany has traveled to various cities around the United States with their sports camps and mission trips. This week the church has given the opportunity to local youth to be a part of their ministry outreach. Mega Sports Camp began on Monday and will […]

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Megan Lowery winds up for a pitch on Tuesday for the Lady Hawks.

Falcons, Hawks and Bulldogs win in summer league

  In Tuesday’s slate of make-up games, Union County earned three big wins as host team Ingomar, the Myrtle Hawks and New Albany Bulldogs all secured a win in summer league play. Ingomar 11, Potts Camp 2 The Falcons opened their first game of the day in a big way, scoring five runs at the […]

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East Union won the ICC summer league tournament on Monday as they defeated Moorville and Amory to take the championship. Team members are (Front Row): Kensie Roberts, (Second Row, left to right): Colby Stafford, Jessie Roberts, Sallie Pannell, Raelee Bell, Rebecca Sheffield, Callie Frazier, Logan Ellis, (Third Row, left to right): Hannah White, Jaley White, Claudia Hill, Mallory Ellis, (Back Row: left to right): Kallie Roberts, Tianna Castillo, Abby Blair, Maggie Meinz, Katie Boatner.

Lady Urchins win ICC softball tourney

    FULTON – East Union capped their summer league season at ICC by winning the league tournament on Monday. The Lady Urchins defeated Mooreville 3-1 in their first game and edged Amory 5-2 in the championship to take home the trophy. “Softball’s a funny game,” East Union coach Josh Blythe said. “You get some […]

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Progress at UCDA

The effort of the Union County Development Association to reinvent itself is beginning to pay off. The organization struggled a bit with its mission after much of its traditional work—economic development, marketing and tourism, as well as Tallahatchie RiverFest—was siphoned off to others. But we see progress being made. Under Phil Nanney’s leadership, the group […]

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Practicing good customer service

When I answered the phone last Thursday afternoon, I said, “New Albany Gazette. May I help you?” I smile as I answer the phone, just the way I was trained to do many years ago in a customer-service class on phone etiquette. It creates warmth in your voice and makes a good first impression on […]

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School board members debate need for tax increase

For a while this past Thursday, it looked like the New Albany school district might not have a budget as of July 1. Although a public hearing on the proposed city school district budget went smoothly, formal passage of the budget appeared in jeopardy at Thursday’s board meeting. The point of contention was the request […]

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City school board approves list of fundraisers for coming year

Among other agenda items this past Thursday, New Albany school trustees approved a list of proposed fundraising activities for the year. A half century ago, the number of such activities could almost be counted on one hand, but school funding cutbacks in the face of increased costs, larger classes and more extra-curricular activities have led […]

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Holiday to affect deadlines, garbage schedule this week

The New Albany Gazette, along with most businesses and all governmental offices, will close Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The closing has affected the newspaper publication schedule and moved ad and news deadlines earlier. As of presstime today, all ad and news deadlines for this week have passed. The Wednesday paper was […]

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City school trustees make policy changes, hire personnel

New Albany city school trustees met Thursday, primarily to approve a budget for the coming year, but the agenda included a variety of other financial actions and information in addition to personnel changes. In his report, Superintendent Jackie Ford told trustees that the New Albany Boys and Girls Club is the recipient of a substantial […]

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School board honors Coltharp

    The New Albany school board presented Kelly Coltharp with a plaque this past Thursday in appreciation of her 24 and one-half years of service to the district. Coltharp is retiring as director of special services. Presenting the plaque is board president Jerry Tate.

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