County preparing for annual tax land sale

The agenda for Monday’s weekly meeting of the Union County Board of Supervisors was brief again this week. They accepted a low quote of $20,487 from Steel-Con to repair a bridge on County Road 46, rejecting the high quote of $89,250 by Century Construction. In other business: Supervisors approved hiring Bill Smith as full-time Solid […]

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Close the park alley

The City of New Albany has made several changes during the past year or so in downtown traffic flow and parking. And we have been generally supportive of those changes, including limiting the time in parking spaces. But we think the city has taken a step back with one recent change – the decision to […]

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Early runoff election results here Tuesday night; complete county totals in Friday issue

Complete county election totals from Tuesday’s Democratic and Republican run-off elections will be in the Friday edition of The Gazette. For those who want to know sooner, unofficial total were to be put on the Gazette’s website at www.newalbanygazette.com, as soon as they were available Tuesday night. Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said Monday it appeared […]

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Vote in the runoffs

Getting voters to turn out for a runoff election is sometimes difficult. One reason is that there are many fewer races and candidates from which to choose. Another, and often the major reason, is that it just slips our minds. So this is your reminder. The runoff election is next Tuesday, Aug. 25. And there […]

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Election commission disqualifies Browning from education superintendent’s race

As of Wednesday, it appeared that the winner of the Democratic run-off for county superintendent of education next Tuesday will effectively be the winner in the November general election. On Tuesday, the Union County Election Commission disqualified Roger Browning as the only Republican candidate for that office and there is no third-party candidate. Although Browning […]

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Election officials test voting machines

Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford, far left, and Election Commissioners Bill Azlin, Wayne Wilhite, Graham Spencer, (in rear of photo) T. Michael Beam and Barbara Reed check a forest of voting machines set up in the courtroom Tuesday to get them ready for next Tuesday’s run-off. Before each device can be used it must be programmed, […]

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Baptist Healthplex looking to grow, become more family- and industry-friendly with new rates

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County has been taking steps to increase the general level of health and fitness in the community, with increasing focus of programs utilizing businesses and industries. Their primary tool for that is the Baptist Healthplex, which the healthcare organization has spent close to $500,000 on in the past five years for improvements. […]

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State residents to get tax holiday on weapons, ammunition purchases

Mississippians were recently treated to a tax-free holiday, established by the legislature to help families pay for back-to-school clothing items. Over a three-day period, purchasers were not required to pay the state seven-percent retail sales tax on approved clothing items that cost less than $100. This past year, the legislature also added what they call […]

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Saturday deadline for Tuesday run-offs to choose seven party nominees

Six local Democratic races and one Republican race remain to be settled next Tuesday to determine party nominees for the November election. The six Democratic office nominees to be decided include First District, Third District and Fifth District Supervisor, East Post Justice Court Judge, West Post Constable and County Superintendent of Education. The only remaining […]

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More improvements being done to Tanglefoot Plaza to aid visitors

  Work continues to convert the back of the former Bank of New Albany building into a welcome and visitors’ center for Tanglefoot Trail. Renovation is going on inside the building to add a restroom, small office and lobby space. This week crews were correcting some draining problems and preparing to move to the back […]

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Tree planted at sportsplex to honor Jagger Zinzer

A Shummard’s Oak tree was planted at BNA Bank Park this past week to commemorate the life of Jagger Zinzer. Jagger was the infant son of Jeff and Jonde Zinzer and who died Dec. 1 this past year. “I just laid him down for a nap and when I came back he was not breathing,” […]

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City officials had been considering closing the alley beside Cooper Park but compromised by keeping it open and one way only, and not permitting drivers going through the alley to make left turns onto Bankhead Street. New signs were placed recently to warn drivers not to turn left, and to watch for pedestrians stepping out […]

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County schools purchase nine new buses

Some Union County school students are starting the year off with a better ride. In May, Superintendent Ken Basil recommended to the school board the purchase of nine school buses through an equipment lease purchase program. The board agreed, the district advertised and accepted sealed bids for the financing of the purchase and the lowest […]

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Everett discusses book profiling Revolutionary War spies

Attendees at Luncheon With Books at the Union County Library Tuesday learned how ordinary citizens can change the course of history. Retired teacher Linda Everett discussed “George Washington’ Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution,” by Brian Kilmeade. Apparently George Washington had only six spies and it was perhaps still unusual to […]

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