Falcons fall to Coldwater in North Half Tourney

Ingomar never could get things going against Coldwater as the Cougars eliminated the youthful Falcons from the North State Tournament with a 75-57 loss on Thursday. Coldwater took a 16-10 lead in the first quarter by a six-point effort from Dominic Major, but the Falcons appeared to get on track in the second as they […]

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New Albany rebounds to punch ticket to State

The young team members of the Lady Bulldogs did not want to see their season come to an end and New Albany punched a ticket to State Saturday night, defeating Center Hill 58-34. New Albany found themselves in the consolation game Saturday night after coming from behind to  defeat Oxford 63-56 on Thursday and falling […]

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Myrtle wins behind career game by Gilbert

Aspriona Gilbert scored 36 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to help led the Lady Hawks advance to the 1A Girls State semi-finals against McAdams on Friday at 6:30 p.m. after a 81-67 victory over the Thomastown Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Bulldogs took a 35-34 lead at halftime, but Amber Williamson got hot from behind the […]

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Tourism tax revenues and plans for a mini-coliseum

While thumbing through some of our bound copies of the newspaper, I came upon an article that appeared in the June 1, 2005 issue of The New Albany Gazette. The headline reads: “City diverts $1 million towards mini-coliseum.” With my interest in the city’s fiscal affairs, I immediately began to read the story and, what […]

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Lady Hawks win over Thomastown

Aspriona Gilbert scored a career high 36 points as the Lady Hawks defeated Thomastown 81-67 Monday afternoon in Jackson. Myrtle advances to take on the number one seeded McAdams from the south on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to pick up a copy of Wednesday’s New Albany Gazette for the full story.

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West Union student inspires team, school

Despite recent tragedy, one local athlete has taken what could have been a devastating situation and turned it into inspiration for his team, coaches and school. On January 21, Ben Kirk was assuming his role on the West Union baseball team during their practice. Kirk was gathering balls during a hitting drill and was struck […]

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Incumbents qualified in Myrtle elections

To date, each member of the board of aldermen in Myrtle, as well as the mayor, have qualified to run in the spring elections. Myrtle Mayor Joe M. Rials, as well as Aldermen Joseph Graham, Jeanette Thomas, Carolyn McCuiston and Fleurette Ausburn, have all qualified with the town clerk to run for re-elections as independents. […]

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Frain to run for At-Large post

New Albany resident Daniel Frain, of 515 Madison Street, has announced that he will run against incumbent Dan Skinner in the city’s upcoming Alderman-At-Large race. Frain, who has been a resident of New Albany for approximately 10 years, is in the sales and marketing field.  Originally from Pennsylvania, Frain has also worked as an engineer […]

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River Players present “Earnest”

Come see “The Importance of Being Earnest” this weekend at the Cine Theater in downtown New Albany. The play will be shown February 20th at 7 p.m. and February 21st at 2 and 7 p.m. This is a directing debut for the play’s director Barbara Wise. Wise has been involved with theater for five years […]

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Local minister addresses race relations, community in “Revolving Door”

Two years after writing the autobiography of his conversion from a life of crime to a life of ministry, Rev. Huvell Edwards has written his second book, “Revolving Door of Blacks in America,” with the hope of re-establishing the importance of community in improving race relations and keeping children out of jail. In “Revolving Door,” […]

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Forecast: newspapers have many years to go

By Louisa Ada Seltzer The latest forecast for America’s newspapers would suggest that extinction is not too far off. UBS figures newspaper revenues will be down 12.2 percent when the final figures are in for 2008 and tumble another 17.6 percent this year. Already, a number of papers around the country have cut circulation, or […]

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Obituaries for February 20, 2009

Mary Azlin, 72 Mary A. Azlin, 72, of New Albany, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Graceland Care Center. She was born March 11, 1936, in Thaxton to James H. Azlin and Eula Faust Azlin. She was a member of Christian Rest Methodist Church. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at […]

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March for Babies

One in five babies born in Mississippi are born premature.  Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County delivers 1, 100 babies a year and approximately four a month are born premature. Union County and New Albany are teaming up with fundraising efforts to help fund research and education for March for Babies, which is under the […]

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Hawks upset Pine Grove, will host North Half Tourney

The road to Jackson will have to go through Myrtle, as the Hawks upset Pine Grove Tuesday night, earning them the right to host the North Half Tournament this weekend. With the score only at 8-5 after the first quarter, Myrtle exploded offensively, scoring 22 in the second to take the 27-20 lead at the […]

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