New Albany Tennis defeats Ripley

New Albany hosted Ripley on Thursday in a division tennis match at BNA Bank Park. Boys Singles Mark Robbins def. Daniel McMillin 6-0, 6-0 Girls Singles Morris Kelly Clayton def. Tinara Hayes 6-0, 6-0 Boys Doubles Trace Thompson/Christopher Shands def. Gabe Fox/Mason Morton 6-0, 6-0 Michael Crotts/Parker Nail def. Aquavius Clemmer/Michael Groves 6-0, 6-0 Girls […]

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Mark Robbins won his match in straight sets against Starkville. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany tops Starkville in tennis

By Dennis Clayton NEW ALBANY – New Albany faced their second Class 6A team on the season and came away with a 4-3 win over Starkville on Tuesday. New Albany’s doubles teams came through in a huge way as they won three of their five matches. Mark Robbins of New Albany won the boys singles […]

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Katey Hunt had two singles and drove in a run against Hatley. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union drops division game to Hatley

  By Dennis Clayton ELLISTOWN – East Union was hoping to even their division record with a win against Hatley, but the middle innings spelled trouble for them as Hatley won 10-4 on Thursday. “Mental mistakes, from missed signs to getting the first out at third, to taking bats out of the hands of our […]

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Home and garden

One of our favorite springtime events is coming up April 4 and 5 at the Union County Fairgrounds. It’s the New Albany Home and Garden Show, which is sponsored by the Union County Master Gardeners group with help from the Mississippi State Extension Service. What started on a relatively small scale has grown into a […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Spring, Madness and magazines

March is many things – spring break, March Madness, the first flowers of spring and glossy magazines. That’s right – glossy magazines. March is glossy magazine time at the Gazette. This year we will produce two of them. It’s something that keeps our small staff busy, along with publishing two newspapers a week. Today in […]

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It’s spring…finally

Spring arrives about noon tomorrow, according to the official charts, and none too soon for us. It was a difficult winter across the nation, with wretched weather along with record snows and low temperatures in some areas. Here in Union County, it wasn’t too pleasant, either, but fortunately we avoided the severe ice – and […]

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Five arrested on meth charges

Over the past week, deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s Department have arrested five people on methamphetamine charges. Nathan C. III Swords, 23, 184 Collins Street, Ecru was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with a $25,000 bond. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said, “The Ecru Police Department went to his house to talk to him […]

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New Albany parking committee

Citizens lead preservation efforts

What began Thursday as a meeting of the city parking committee ended up as the organizational meeting of the New Albany Historic Preservation Committee. Aldermen had tentatively approved using parking committee members as historic preservation committee members at their March meeting with almost no discussion. Alderman-at-Large Scott Dunnam brought the matter up, and was a […]

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School start meddling

Mississippi appears on the verge of repealing an ill-advised law that prohibited local public school districts from starting the school year before the third Monday in August. The law, passed in 2012, would have taken effect during the coming school year and would have delayed the start of school until Aug. 18. Schools in northeast […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Making lots of copies, sort of

I have tried to remember, but I can’t place who told me to do it. I just remember that I was supposed to make lots of copies of the newspaper because someone wanted them. It was an odd request really. Make a bunch of copies of the May 29, 1978, edition of the Greenville, S.C., […]

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