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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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Eastern Lights

 Hello to all on this beautiful day after Christmas.  Sure looks as if we are in for a cold winter. David, Sarah, Jamie and I went to Rickey and Anne Glidewell’s house on Dry Creek Road for Christmas dinner and a family reunion. It is amazing these days, we live so close and only see […]

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Ecru News

 Happy belated birthday greeting to Mike Simmons, Ken Davis and Pat Davis.  I hope you all had good ones. Happy belated anniversary to Jimmy and Dianne Simmons who celebrated December 23.  I always remember this date because my birthday is the same day. Happy birthday to Bonnie Heatherly, December 31, Chris Herring, December 27, Peggy […]

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It’s Jesus’s Birthday

 The scene takes place in heaven at the conclusion of a surprise birthday celebration for Jesus. Several heavenly luminaries have just treated Jesus to cake and ice cream. As the party breaks up, Jesus and the angel Gabriel are speaking to each other: Gabriel: Well, that was nice. Were you surprised? We were so afraid […]

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Vote ‘For’ progess

 New Albany voters face an important decision for the city’s future in the special election Tuesday, Dec. 12. On the surface it seems like a simple issue of whether beer and light wine should be permitted to be sold within the city limits of New Albany.  We don’t personally drink beer or light wine (often […]

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Virginia and Santa

 Below the Gazette reprints eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon’s letter to the editor of New York’s Sun newspaper and the newspaper’s response on Sept. 21, 1897:   Dear Editor:   I am 8 years old. Some of my friends say there is not Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please […]

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