Man faces series of auto burglary, theft charges

A New Albany man is facing charges for an admittedly drug-fueled truck theft and string of auto burglaries this past week. Chief Chris Robertson said Charles Gregory Hall, 23 is charged with one count of either taking possession of an auto or grand larceny, and seven counts of burglary of an auto. The incidents all […]

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Groundbreaking for museum expansion will be Thursday

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the $1.6 million expansion of the Union County Heritage Museum will be Thursday, July 2, at 10 a.m. at the construction site behind the museum. The public is invited to join this moment, which will be followed by a reception with lemonade and cookies. The museum is located at 114 Cleveland Street […]

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Museum Madness registration underway

Museum Madness is headed Full STEAM Ahead, for the 2015 summer discovery activity program for children. This year’s activities are focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Dates for this year week of activities will be July 13 – July 17, 9 a.m. – noon. “We are excited about this year’s activities, “said Jill […]

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Carnegie Link Up program now available to New Albany elementary students

(Staff reports) New Albany elementary school students will be able to explore classical music through a hands-on program during the coming school year. A partnership of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and local patrons will make the Carnegie Link Up curriculum available to third- through fifth-graders at no cost to […]

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Showing off our region

Today’s issue of the Gazette contains the sixth edition of Explore Magazine, our annual glossy tourism and marketing guide touting the benefits of New Albany and Union County. It’s something all of us at the Gazette are proud of because it has been an unqualified success story. This year’s issue has grown to 100 pages, […]

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museum house demolished

House demolished to make way for museum expansion

The first practical step toward the Union County Heritage Museum’s planned $1.6-million expansion was taken this past Friday with the demolition of the blue house behind the museum. The house, owned by the historical society, had been used for storage mostly. Most of the addition to the museum will be in the space where the […]

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Freedom Fest on for Saturday with plenty of entertainment and politics

The 2015 Freedom Fest is scheduled to go on Saturday, rain or shine, but organizers have adjusted plans because of the threat of precipitation. “We just want to bring the community together to celebrate our freedom and be more patriotic,” Sue Morrisson, one of the organizers said. “And there’s no reason we can’t have fun, […]

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Absentee voting for August party primaries starts Monday

It’s been almost five months since qualifying began for local, district and state elections ranging from constable all the way to governor. It’s also about four more months until the actual general election in November but campaigning should begin to heat up with the beginning of absentee voting Monday for the August party primaries. On […]

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Number of unemployed Union Countians continues to drop

Union County’s unemployment rate for April continued its downward trend, dropping from 4.9 percent in March to the current 4.5 percent. The state rate continued to drop also, so Union County remains eight-lowest in the state in unemployment, a position it has held for several months. In another trend, Union County also remains among the […]

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A big step for housing

The lack of new upscale single-family homes in a master-planned subdivision has been a problem in New Albany for a long time. That’s what makes the announcement of a new master-planned subdivision with 63 home sites on Bratton Road within the city limits so exciting. Dirt work on the Parkview subdivision being developed by Terry […]

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