Birthday of Nylaijah Malai Smith

Nylaijah Malai Smith celebrated her second birthday on February 17, 2009. She is the daughter of Nashika Smith and Mantle Brown, both of New Albany. She has two brothers named Isaac Smith and Artavious Smith and one sister named Nataviuna Smith. She is the granddaughter of Jeffie Smith, Patricia Smith, Catresia Jones, and James Jones. […]

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Birth of Sophie McKynze Minor

Derek and Buffy Minor of Ingomar proudly announce the birth of their daughter Sophie McKynze Minor, born on 8:24 a.m. on February 16, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by two older sisters Lily-Grace, age 10, and Meridith, […]

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Birth of Addison Lynn Chandler

Will and Carrie Chandler of Saltillo are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Lynn Chandler. Addison was born on Friday, February 13, 2009, at the Women’s Hospital in Tupelo, Miss. She weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz. Her maternal grandparents are Susan Martin Feather and the late Dr. Ronald Lynn Feather of New […]

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Five Generations

Five generations of the Brown, Dodds, Stewart family. Left to right: Jennifer Dodds Brown, Gary Dodds, Ruth Dodds, baby Hadley Grace Brown, and MarLis Stewart  

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Pamela Danielle Robertson and Joseph Stephen Pannell to hold shower and reception March 22

Pamela Danielle Robertson and Joseph Stephen Pannell of New Albany were united in marriage on January 23, 2009 in Savannah, Tenn. Pamela is the daughter of Danny and Sara Robertson of New Albany and is the granddaughter of James and Lorene Tollison, Julia Robertson and the late Roy Robertson. Joseph is the son of Janny […]

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NAHS unable to top Forest Hill

Forest Hill was able to hold off a scrappy bunch of Lady Bulldogs to escape with a 49-38 victory in the Class 4A state tournament on Thursday. Back-to-back turnovers by Forest Hill (30-4) gave New Albany (27-5) a new sense of life when an offensive putback by Michah Washington made it a 41-38 game at […]

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Lady Hawks’ comeback falls short versus McAdams

Myrtle almost completed an incredible comeback only to fall short in the 1A State Semi-Final Friday night. The Lady Hawks faced off against one-seeded McAdams, and watched as the Lady Bulldogs raced to a 24-10 lead after the first quarter. Led by Dierra Gilmore with three baskets from behind the arc, McAdams connected on four […]

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Obituaries for February 27, 2009

Bonnie Bannister- Boatner, 43 Bonnie Sue Bannister-Boatner, 43, of Potts Camp, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at her home after a long illness. She was born July 7, 1965, in Chicago to Luther Mills and Peggy Mills. She loved animals, playing bingo, having get-togethers, and spending quality time with her grandchildren. Services will be at […]

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Clandestine negotiations not passing the “smell test”

tFor the past several weeks, I have been pondering the surprise response New Albany Mayor Tim Kent gave to interviewers when asked about improvement projects the city might consider, were he to be reelected, or should consider were the budget available. The project about which many readers and I were surprised involved the already in […]

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Lady ‘Dawgs fall to Forest Hill

New Albany’s season came to an end Thursday afternoon versus Forest Hill in the 4A State Tournament in Jackson, 49-38. Be sure to pick up a copy of next Wednesday’s New Albany Gazette for the full story. Also, continue checking newalbanygazette.com all weekend for updates on the Myrtle Hawks and Lady Hawks.

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Baptist Memorial doctors hope to put Union County to sleep

There is a new doctor in town that specializes in neurology, sleep medicine and sleep disorders. He is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine and his name is William E. Owens, IV, M.D. Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County has a sleep disorder clinic for treating patients with various sleep disorders and neurological problems. […]

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Unemployment benefits for Gov. Barbour?

     Jobless Mississippians may be looking back at the last statewide elections and wondering why they voted to reelect Haley Barbour as their governor. As employed citizens, the political posturing and blustery talk is entertaining and not of much concern, but once you lose your job and the governor you helped to reelect starts playing […]

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County teams opening baseball/softball seasons

East Union 10 West Union 3 (Baseball) Craig Bullock picked up his third win of the season as the Urchins defeated their county rival Tuesday night. C.J. and Chris Armstrong led East Union at the plate, as C.J. had multiple hits and both had doubles for the game. East Union improves to 4-1 while the […]

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Myrtle student prepares to compete in Australia

A local student will have the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Australia to compete in a cross country meet this summer. Bryan Cook, a sophomore at Myrtle Attendance Center, has been running since the fifth grade and is beginning to take the sport seriously by competiting at a higher level. “Coach Greer asked […]

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