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Preserving downtown

 The city of New Albany is looking for a few good people with an interest in preservation efforts in the downtown area. The Board of Alderman is trying to resurrect the Certified Local Government program that the city adopted in 2007 but never got off the ground. In fact, through the fault of no one […]

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Spears duo helps lead New Albany

The likelihood of finding a brother-sister duo playing the same sport at the same school is common in this area, but a pair of siblings that are leading their respective teams is a rarity. Malcolm and Jazmine Spears are both a force to be reckoned with for New Albany this year. Jazmine has already become […]

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State patrol out in force for holiday

While motorists have been busily traveling back and forth to visit family and friends this holiday season, one law enforcement agency has also been out on the highways. The Mississippi Highway Patrol recorded thousands of citations and several traffic accidents over the Christmas holiday weekend, according to Troop F’s Public Affairs Officer Ray Hall. According […]

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Ask Amy

 Dear Amy: This year, my two friends and I looked on Craigslist for a fourth roommate to share rent for the year at our house. We interviewed several people and finally settled on “Jamie.” She was sweet, said she was very academically driven and a non-partyer. Over time, it has become glaringly apparent that she […]

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Charity and justice

 The holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is the most intensely charitable time of the whole year.  Church and civic groups gather clothes, food, and toys for needy families. Volunteers make their way to homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Busy shoppers dutifully drop their change into Salvation Army buckets. People feel good about […]

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Getting mail a real chore

 Maybe we should have bought an old house. For weeks we’ve been excited about our first new house—new floors, new carpet, new paint, new appliances, new everything. The trouble is a new house needs a mailbox. The reason that’s trouble is that I can’t change a light bulb without breaking it. I don’t have many […]

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A challenge for 2010

 The campaign to raise money to purchase a bus for the New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults did better than organizers expected during 2009. Even though the campaign did not get underway until October, just over $34,000 was raised toward a goal of $80,000. New Haven Director Collett Cross started the bus fund because […]

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Battle of the Best

NAHS head coach John Stroud watched North Panola during the first day of the Battle of the Best tournament, and his team got exactly what he saw, as the Lady Cougars jeopardized the Lady ‘Dawgs undefeated record Tuesday night. A tough defense, led by Jeneshia Jackson, found New Albany down after the first frame, 18-13, […]

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Where are they now? Catherine Ann Herrington designs at Ole Miss

Catherine Ann Herrington has used 2009 as a year of opportunities.  Herrington is a 2005 graduate of New Albany High School and a Graphic Design major at the University of Mississippi.  This past summer Herrington interned for a children’s clothing manufacturing company in New York City. And more recently, she has been excited to work […]

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Bishop helps erect convention center

On Friday, October 20, 2000 in our 71st General Assembly of the Church of the Living God, Elder Hardy L. Coleman was consecrated to the bishopric. Soon after his consecration, Emeritus Bishop Ollie Robins, who was then presiding bBishop of the Mississippi/Tennessee Diocese, resigned due to heath related problems. Bishop G. T. Howell and Bishop […]

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Gazette, city and county offices closed for New Year’s

The New Albany Gazette will closed next Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, as well, in honor of the New Year’s Day holiday.  It will re-open for regular business hours on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. City offices will also be closed next Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 and Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 for the New Year’s Day holiday. […]

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Wintry months bring increased risk in fires

During the wintry months, houses are more susceptible to fires when space heaters are being used, candles are being lit, and fireplaces are running, as was the case with a home in the Twin Creeks subdivision Tuesday afternoon. According to members of the Myrtle volunteer fire department, a heater inside the trailer of Tina Jackson […]

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County, city to update emergency communication

In the coming year, various organizations in the city and county will have new radio dispatch equipment, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the Mississippi Wireless Communications Commission. On May 4, 2009, the board approved to request the public safety inoperability communications grant program from the state, which the state in turn approved later on […]

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