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Reid Raines makes a Byers defender miss along the sidelines following this reception of Cade Bell's pass on Friday. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Urchins travel to Mantachie for key division contest

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union will go on the road Friday and face the Mantachie Mustangs in an important Division 1-2A football matchup between teams with identical records. “It’s a big week for us, they’re 5-2 and we’re 5-2, both of us are 1-0 in division,” East Union Head Coach Kevin Walton said. “I think […]

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Senior Tianna Castillo is surrrounded by her Lady Urchin teammates during her Senior Night recognition. East Union will face East Webster in the first round of 2A slowpitch playoffs at home on Tuesday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins sweep and finish perfect in division

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union wrapped up Division 1-2A play on Tuesday with 42-1 and 20-0 wins over Okolona and finished with a perfect 6-0 record. East Union retired the Lady Chieftains in order in the first and proceeded to send 34 batters to the plate in their half of the inning, scoring […]

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Honoring Vance Witt

Vance Witt is an affable, soft-spoken man who does not crave the limelight. He also is a man with a distinguished career and a strong commitment to community service. In our opinion those qualities make him an excellent choice to be joining the Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Alumni Hall of Fame. The board chairman of […]

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Not your father’s phone company

It seemed like a simple task. My wife asked me to call the phone company and order phone service at her mother’s new apartment in New Albany. “No problem; I’ll call today. She’ll probably have service by tomorrow,” I said. Boy, was I wrong.Things didn’t go well from the very first call. A pleasant, but […]

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State Main Street president says local program one of best in state

New Albany’s Main Street program is one of the biggest successes in the state, according to the president of the Mississippi Main Street Association. Suzanne Smith made the comment at the local organization’s annual meeting and awards luncheon this past Thursday. The guest speaker, introduced by long-time Main Street supporter and former state Main Street […]

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Kirk defeats cancer through faith in God, family

Terri Kirk is tough. She has worked at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County for 31 years, is Respiratory Therapy Director and has faced thousands of life-critical situations. Although she has to drive 40 miles each way to and from the hospital, she has only missed work twice in those 31 years. And yet she found herself […]

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City school board updates policy on overnight, other field trips

Cost savings, particularly in utilities, and careful management have led to the New Albany School District’s ending the past year with more money than expected. Director of Accounting Services Suzanne Coffey told trustees Monday that after closing the past year out this week the district maintenance fund was left with $1,839,486. That’s nearly $250,000 more […]

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Columbus Day holiday won’t affect most services

Schools will be out and federal government offices will close next Monday, Sept. 12, in observance of Columbus day but most Union County services will not be affected. City and county offices will be open Monday and city and county solid waste collections will proceed as usual. The New Albany Gazette office will be open […]

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New Albany High School principal honored as state principal of the year at Washington, DC institute

Evans discusses local education needs with members of congress Lance Evans, principal of New Albany High School, was honored as state secondary school principal of the year at the NASSP Principal of the Year Institute, a Washington, DC event hosted annually by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. During the Institute, Evans formally received […]

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Elementary students practice to play with symphony

Last week students at New Albany Elementary School got new musical instruments they will use to perform with a professional symphony orchestra before the school year ends. This year for the first time New Albany elementary music students are participating in a program called Link Up, which is sponsored nationally by the Carnegie Hall organization […]

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