Obituaries for February 6, 2009

Iva Jackson, 78 Iva Tyer Jackson, 78, of New Albany, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born March 13, 1930, in Union County to Kirk Tyer and Louis Whittington Tyer. She was the coordinator for the elderly transportation, driving the Lift bus. She was a member of the […]

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More taxpayer paid salaries and early political tactics

Silly me, I failed to grasp the real significance of the municipal salary information I shared with readers some months ago. I thought the real story was how much our mayor and aldermen were being paid and that the citizens had a right to know the correct amounts. Although that was the story, it really […]

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NA board names new park director

After discussing the matter in executive session Tuesday evening, the New Albany Board of Aldermen came back into a public meeting and announced the hire of a new Park and Recreation Director. “We’ve hired Kevin Crawford,” New Albany Mayor Tim Kent announced.  “He has previously worked at the city of Pearl’s Park and Recreation department […]

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Phys. Ed. building complete at NAES

The New Albany Elementary School’s physical education building is finally completed with construction. The building was ready for use in September 2008, the floor was completed in December 2008, and the new equipment was in place and ready to be used by teachers and students January 2009. The new 11,000 square foot building has plenty […]

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New Albany school board honors teachers of the year

Four teachers from the four schools within the New Albany School District were recognized as Teacher of the Year and District Teacher of the Year for 2008-2009. The four teachers recognized were Joan Nanney from New Albany Elementary School (NAES), Ranita Callicutt, social studies teacher at New Albany Middle School (NAMS), Alicia Robinson from New […]

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BNA Bank announces promotions of five employees

On behalf of the BNA Bank board of directors, James R. Collins announces the following promotions. Mike Alef has been named Senior Vice President, Insurance and Investments.  He is a graduate of Tupelo High School and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi.  Mike is licensed as a General Securities […]

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Northeast fire dept. to install smoke alarms in needy homes

As part of a Union county-wide fire safety program, firefighters with Northeast Union Fire Department will install smoke alarms in the homes of senior citizens, low income families and homes with children under 14. The detectors will be installed in owner occupied homes free of charge while supplies last. Mississippi’s rank as the leader in […]

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WU competes in three-team bowling match

West Union’s bowling teams recently playing in a three-team match with Starkville and East Webser, wih the Eagles and Lady Eagles coming out on top in both. On the girls side, West Union shut out Starkville and East Webster, winning all lanes, 8-0. Monica Gallik bowled the high series with a 356, while Jenna Nolley […]

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Ingomar sweeps Rams to close division play

Ingomar 50 Vardaman 46 (G) The Lady Falcons connected on five-of-eight three-point attempts in the first quarter to take a 15-13 lead over the Lady Rams before outscoring Vardaman 17-8 in the second quarter to take a 32-21 lead at the half. Vardaman saw the Lady Falcons’ lead balloon to 42-29 in the third, but […]

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EU-Myrtle celebrate senior night

East Union 63 Baldwyn 52 (g) East Union’s foul trouble could have cost them the game, but missed free throws and easy baskets came back to haunt the Lady Bearcats, as East Union held on for the 63-52 win on senior night. The Lady Urchins committed 10 fouls in the third quarter after building a […]

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Gazette web site is improving each week

    In today’s world, consumers have access to many absolutely marvelous electronic contraptions or devices that make our lives better and keep us informed about what’s happening around us and products and services that are available for our selection. It’s all great and we are a better nation for these opportunities.      The home computer […]

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Obituaries for February 4, 2009

Phillip Stroud, 57 Phillip Wayne Stroud, 57, of Pontotoc, died Jan. 31, 2009 at his residence near Pontotoc.  He was born on March 2, 1951 in Memphis, Tenn. to the late L.C. and Haddie Reid Oaks Stroud.  He was a disabled veteran of the US Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne, a member of the […]

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Urchin News

I hope everyone has had a great week so far.  The students here at East Union have been trying to get to Friday.  We are ready for the weekend. The Lady Urchins competed in the Robertson’s Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 31.  They fell short in the game against Hickory Flat.  The tournament was held for […]

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Etta News

Well, another new month for this new year has crept in on the calendar and what it holds weather wise remains to be seen yet.  It came in like a lamb-beautiful and fair at the beginning.  Then quickly in the afternoon clouds began rolling in and there may be some more falling weather to move […]

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