Annual Connie Davis Fishing Rodeo is Saturday

The 32nd annual Connie Davis Fishing Rodeo will be held this Saturday, Aug. 23, at Camp Armstrong. The event is for children ages 6 though 12 (each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Registration is from 6 to 7:15 a.m. Fishing goes from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and young anglers will weigh […]

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Lady Bulldogs swept by Lafayette in volleyball

NEW ALBANY – New Albany took early leads in the first two sets against Lafayette, but the Lady Commodores clawed their way back to win and took the third set by a wide margin as they won the match 3-0 on Monday. “We played hard, we just don’t know how to finish a game,” New […]

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Hawks fall 3-1 to Corinth on Willams’ homerun hit

MYRTLE – Though the Lady Hawks found an early lead, the Corinth Warriors went home with the win in the Hawks 2014 slow-pitch opener.  Kristen Young took the loss on the mound for the Hawks, while Corinth’s Allie Rhea Jacobs earned the win, giving up five hits and two walks to Myrtle.  Young finished the […]

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Friday Night Lights: Bulldogs win in Ole Miss jamboree

  OXFORD – Another football season, another dramatic win. New Albany came out firing on all cylinders for their jamboree contest against the Kossuth Aggies, winning in a 14-12 decision after taking an early lead and never looking back. For a team who averaged seven points per game last season, the two touchdowns are already […]

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Campaign kicks off

The United Way of Northeast Mississippi has kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign by setting a goal of $2,425,000, which is $25,000 more than last year’s goal. The campaign got a quiet start this year as the United Way helped distribute school supplies and backpacks to children throughout the region. In Union County, that has […]

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CREATE to host career readiness community forums

CREATE’s Toyota Wellspring Advisory Committee will host a community forum in New Albany next week to discuss the need for improvement in K-12 career awareness and readiness in public schools. The forum, set for 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Magnolia Civic Center, will be one of three to be held in Union, Pontotoc and […]

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DUI campaign starts Friday

Law enforcement officers from six counties were in New Albany Thursday to emphasize the danger of drinking and driving. The event at Taylor’s Restaurant was the formal kickoff of this year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” DUI campaign, hosted by the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety. The program begins Friday, Aug. 15, and ends […]

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County discusses industrial buildings, DUI grant

A lack of available industrial buildings has been cited as an obstacle in the community’s effort to recruit new companies, but that situation may have improved slightly this week. Industrial Developer Josh West, who represents Union, Pontotoc and Chickasaw counties, told Union County supervisors that the owners of the former Hell Creek Industries millwork plant […]

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August Museum Moments featuresformer Union Countian andbook of Gazette columns

Maxine Mroz Hunter, Union County native now living in Bartlett, Tenn., has recently published a book of human interest columns that she wrote from 1987 through 2002 for the New Albany Gazette.  She will be featured at the next Museum Moments on Thursday, Aug. 21, at noon at the museum. The book, entitled Life Lessons […]

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Hospital health fair

School has begun and that means it is time for the Back to School Health Fair at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. About 1,000 people, including as many has 500 children, are expected to turn out at the hospital from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, for a free health check, dental check, vision screening […]

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Bladder surgery and a priest

Jenny was prepared for the worst when she was wheeled into her room after bladder surgery at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford and was met by a priest. It must be really bad, she thought, if the Rev. Paul Stephens had driven all the way from Tupelo on Friday to be there when she came […]

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Literary showcase

A fourth annual Tallahatchie RiverFest Community Luncheon is approaching and tickets have gone on sale for this event, which will be held Friday, Sept. 26. The kickoff luncheon was begun three years ago to help boost the literary aspects of RiverFest to the forefront by putting more emphasis on the William Faulkner Literary Competition, which […]

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Chickens and beer see no action at August NA aldermen’s meeting

There was hardly any chicken and no beer at all at the monthly New Albany aldermen’s meeting Tuesday – at least in terms of discussion concerning the agenda. What were likely two of the most-anticipated topics were the questions of whether to allow beer and light wine sales at public special events in the city […]

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Aldermen order five more condemned houses torn down

Efforts to rid the city of houses that have been abandoned, present health hazards or are generally unfit for human use are continuing as New Albany aldermen voted to demolish five more structures and set another five for public hearings next month. “There was not so much controversy,” Mayor Tim Kent said, at least partly […]

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