Tanglefood cooperation

The New Albany Board of Aldermen and the Union County Board of Supervisors have agreed to cooperate in providing a way to handle emergency calls on the Tanglefoot Trail. The two governing bodies have agreed to split the cost of a Polaris Ranger All Terrain Vehicle and a skid unit attachment for transporting patients. The […]

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Wayne Mitchell

You can go home again … and again

Author Thomas Wolfe once wrote a novel, claiming, You Can’t Go Home Again. He was wrong. That’s what I did. Well, sort of. I went back to central Missouri a week ago, to Columbia where I attended college at the University of Missouri in the 1960s. I hadn’t been there in many years and didn’t […]

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Athletes and rules

Is some of the outrage against the National Football League over the recent spate of domestic violence and drug-related incidents involving players misdirected? Well, maybe. At least we think there is plenty of fault to share and some of it belongs in our nation’s colleges and even high schools. The incident that touched off the […]

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Trailhead music

The City of New Albany and the New Albany Main Street Association are trying something new – free music performances on Saturdays in downtown. The city’s tourism department and Main Street will sponsor music performances each Saturday, culminating with a Sunday performance on Nov. 9 There will be two performances each Saturday, the first from […]

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Stanford charged with sexual battery, touching a child

RIPLEY — A New Albany man was recently released from Tippah County Jail on $100,000 bond. Robert Dean Stanford was arrested by officers with Tippah County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, Oct. 6, according to Sheriff Karl Gaillard. The arrest comes following an incident which allegedly took place at a property owned by Stanford in the […]

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Pioneer life at museum

One of the largest events in town for school classes and families with young children takes place today and tomorrow at the Union County Heritage Museum. It’s the Heritage Pioneer Days, started 13 years ago by Jill Smith, museum director, to demonstrate the life of early pioneers. This year’s event is in two parts. Today […]

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RiverFest report card

Each year, after Tallahatchie RiverFest Weekend has come and gone, we take stock of the buzz about it and comment on how we think it fared. The bottom line is that we think it came off pretty well. And we had the best weather in years for what are mostly outdoor activities. The only big […]

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RiverFest Weekend

This weekend in New Albany encompasses several activities that offer something for every taste and every interest. What started 25 years ago as a run sponsored by the then-Bank of New Albany has become several events – the BNA Bank RiverRun, a downtown festival with vendors and concerts, a literary competition and a Rubber Duck […]

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Injury plagued Urchins drop to 3-2

STRAYHORN – East Union has fought the injury bug since game one and Friday night the Urchins played without eight starters as they lost on the road to Strayhorn 20-0. The Urchins again reshuffled their lineup, including a new offensive line which has not seen the same five starters all season. “We played short-handed, but […]

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Bulldogs beaten by Corinth Warriors

Friday wasn’t a good day for the Bulldogs, who remain winless after a 52-13 loss to Corinth.  Setbacks began long before game time, with two starters arriving to school on game day with injuries.  “Our center, Hunt Parks, comes to me and I find out he’s got a broken hand, and then Isaiah Powell is […]

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Lady Hawks stay in contention with win over West Union

MYRTLE – The Lady Hawks of Myrtle needed a win to stay in the playoff picture in their division and they rode a 16-hit attack to avenge an earlier loss as they defeated West Union 8-2 on Thursday. “I was pleased with the intensity and urgency that our girls played with,” Myrtle coach Marty Cook […]

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Wayne Mitchell

A great idea at the time?

It’s one of those things that seemed like a great idea at the time. “Why not have a big, special edition of the Gazette to observe the 125th anniversary of the newspaper?” I thought. That was then – a year ago. By 10 o’clock last Friday night as we were struggling to complete the last […]

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Toyota volunteers

The strength of volunteerism was demonstrated again this past Saturday, this time by employees, families and friends of Toyota Manufacturing Mississippi. About 850 volunteers from the company participated in National Public Lands Day by helping to freshen two parks in New Albany and build another from scratch in Blue Springs. In New Albany, volunteers helped […]

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Union County runners compete at Saltillo Invitational

  SALTILLO – Union County runners squared off against some of the top runners in the state at Saltillo and came away with very competitive team and individual results on Saturday. Over 41 teams competed in the meet on one of the toughest courses in the state. Myrtle girls had a strong showing in the […]

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