Sharing at Christmas

Today marks the start of the 41st annual Sharing at Christmas push for money to help provide holiday help for families in need in Union County. Although the Sharing at Christmas program has been sponsored by the Gazette all these years, it really is about the community, not the newspaper. It’s about all those who […]

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I-22 sign unveiling set for Friday morning

Hwy. 78 will officially become Interstate 22 at 10:30 a.m. Friday during a ceremony scheduled to be at BNA Bank Park between the tennis complex and highway. The designation represents the culmination of about 37 years of road improvement projects between Memphis and Birmingham. It is also expected to help bring more industry and other […]

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Museum making strides toward fundraising goal, will seek help through Mississippi Day of Giving

Construction crews are making visible progress on the Union County Heritage Museum’s $1.5-million expansion, but perhaps more important is that the Historical Society is making progress toward its fund-raising goal Museum Director Jill Smith said the group has raised a total of about $1.1 million in cash and pledges – just about enough to pay […]

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Burning banned due to two-months’ dry weather

Due to the extensive lack of rain over the past month coupled with high winds, Union County supervisors Monday placed the county under an official burn ban. Tuesday, Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statewide burn ban. The local ban is effective for 30 days, from Monday this week to Nov. 16, but County Fire Coordinator […]

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Circuit clerk’s office open Saturday for absentee voters

Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford reminded residents that her office will be open this Saturday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. until noon for the convenience of qualified absentee voters who are unable to cast ballots during regular weekly office hours. Her office will also be open the following Saturday, Oct. 31, from 8 a.m. […]

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Wright Brothers are topic of library program

A 12-second-long event in 1903 would change the world as Orville Wright was able to get a homemade contraption to leave the ground and stay above it over a distance of 120 feet. This was the first flight of a heavier-than-air machine and it would be only 66 years later that pieces of that craft […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Not what I want to hear

This column originally appeared in the Gazette on Oct. 26, 2011. It was a nice-looking envelope. Neatly printed on the envelope was “The Mitchell Family” followed by our address. In the corner was RSVP, Please reply by Oct. 18. I thought we were being invited to something. Inside, though, was the harsh reality. The hearing-aid […]

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Education and careers

Dr. Charles Garrett is on a mission to better link education to potential careers. Garrett, the former New Albany Schools superintendent who now is a senior consultant for education to the CREATE Foundation, says students and their teachers need a better understanding of the careers that are open to them. He notes that some of […]

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City steps up enforcement of minimum standards for rental property

This year, New Albany has gone through a transition involving the building inspector’s office and related duties. During the time when the former inspector was leaving and the new inspector was being hired and learning his duties, the city was more lax in enforcing codes regarding adequate housing for residents. That involved the well-publicized effort […]

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Business 2 Business promotes career education

Development officials have been promoting the value of better education for years. Now, however, they are taking this a step farther, in a sense promoting education concerning what you should be educated for. Evidence shows that some of the most popular choices for college majors result in some of the lowest career salaries; people are […]

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