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BMC Chorale Christmas Concert

Modern interpretations of traditional carols will be featured in the annual Blue Mountain College Chorale’s Celebration of Christmas, set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 in Garrett Hall Auditorium at the college. The 23-voice BMC Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Jerri Lamar Kantack, will perform 14 Christmas pieces with student and area musicians. The […]

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Contributions reach $2,405 for ‘Sharing at Christmas’ fund

Contributors have donated $2,405 so far to the 35th annual Sharing at Christmas program that provides holiday help for families in need in Union County. A goal of $20,000 has been set for the program, sponsored by the New Albany Gazette with the help of many community volunteers. The program provides more than 200 families […]

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NA Christmas parade set for Monday

New Albany will once again play host to Jolly Old St. Nicholas Monday when he makes his yearly visit in the city’s Christmas parade. The 2009 New Albany Christmas Parade will be Monday, Nov. 30, starting at 6:30 p.m. with line-up starting at 5 p.m. The parade is coordinated by the Union County Development Association. […]

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New candy store offers sweet treats to community

Remember  the good ol’ days when you could go to the store and buy candy for two cents? Well, those days are here again in New Albany. On Camp Avenue in the bright green and yellow building, candy and gum can be purchased at very reasonable prices. Fam Candy and Sweet Shoppe is managed by […]

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Family Resource Center opens New Albany office

Families or individuals that need help, counseling, or resources about domestic violence, parenting, abstinence, or other issues can come to The Family Resource Center in New Albany and receive free help, counseling, or information. The Family Resource Center of Northeast Mississippi, based out of Tupelo, has opened up a new branch in Union County at […]

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Munsford’s future topic at hearing

The public meeting held Tuesday night about the future adoption of New Albany’s updated comprehensive plan focused on two main topics: the Munsford Drive area and the Rails-To-Trails project. Over twenty concerned citizens and city officials came to the meeting at the Magnolia Civic Center, which was presented by the Oxford-based urban planning consultant firm […]

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Jumper picks up POY honors for division 3-1A

For the second year in a row, West Union’s Kimberly Jumper was named the top player in division 3-1A for slowpitch softball. Helping guide her team to their first ever 1A state championship in the sport, Jumper’s coaches, Andy Kirk and Lisa Bogue and Ashley Russell were also named the coaching staff of theyear, as […]

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Myrtle splits with Desoto Central

Jenna Jordan downed a three with five seconds remaining, but Myrtle could not complete the comeback, falling 59-56 to Desoto Central Tuesday night. Capping off a 30 point fourth quarter for the Lady Hawks, Myrtle found themselves down 27-18 at the half, and kept the Lady Jaguars from scoring until the 5:45 mark, going on […]

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Sportsplex expansion

 The artist’s rendering of the plan for expansion of the New Albany Sportsplex shows an impressive project that will significantly upgrade the city’s recreational facilities. Sam Creekmore of Creekmore Landscaping showed the plans and an accompanying video depiction of the project at the meeting of the Board of Aldermen last week. The plans include five […]

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Obituaries for November 25, 2009

 Loudis Wren, 71 Loudis Cecil Wren, 71, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born May 5, 1938, in Prentiss County. He owned and operated a carpet installation business in Booneville for many years. He was a Baptist. He enjoyed playing cards and dominoes, cooking, camping, fishing, and […]

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New flood maps concern citizens

Approximately 20 to 30 Union County citizens who turned out Thursday evening for the public hearing regarding the newly-developed flood insurance rate maps for the county were not pleased with what they learned. According to Mississippi Emergency Management representative Steven Chaplin, within the next nine months or so, the new flood insurance rate maps for […]

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Wild finish at West Union

Mantachie 68, West Union 66 Mantachie’s Jeremy Warren had 31 points, but none two bigger than the final basket he scored to give the Mustangs the two-point win over the Eagles, closing out West Union’s Saturday tournament. The Eagles took a timeout at the 16.4 second mark to draw up their final play, but a […]

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Obituaries for November 20, 2009

 Patricia L.  Williams, 69 Patricia L. Williams, 69, of New Albany, died Monday, November 16, 2009 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born November 18, 1939 in Aurora, IL to the late Raymond and Emma Hansen Lawrence. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She loved flowers and working in her garden. […]

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Know them by car tags

 In South Carolina last week a U.S. District judge ruled that it was illegal for the state to promote Christianity on license plates. At issue was a plan by Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer to offer a car tag with the words, “I Believe.” The tag would also feature a large cross and a replica of […]

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