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Sharing at Christmas

Earlier this year the Gazette observed its 125th anniversary of publication. Today we mark another anniversary – the 40th anniversary of the 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 […]

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Tanglefood cooperation

The New Albany Board of Aldermen and the Union County Board of Supervisors have agreed to cooperate in providing a way to handle emergency calls on the Tanglefoot Trail. The two governing bodies have agreed to split the cost of a Polaris Ranger All Terrain Vehicle and a skid unit attachment for transporting patients. The […]

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Trailhead music

The City of New Albany and the New Albany Main Street Association are trying something new – free music performances on Saturdays in downtown. The city’s tourism department and Main Street will sponsor music performances each Saturday, culminating with a Sunday performance on Nov. 9 There will be two performances each Saturday, the first from […]

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Pioneer life at museum

One of the largest events in town for school classes and families with young children takes place today and tomorrow at the Union County Heritage Museum. It’s the Heritage Pioneer Days, started 13 years ago by Jill Smith, museum director, to demonstrate the life of early pioneers. This year’s event is in two parts. Today […]

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RiverFest report card

Each year, after Tallahatchie RiverFest Weekend has come and gone, we take stock of the buzz about it and comment on how we think it fared. The bottom line is that we think it came off pretty well. And we had the best weather in years for what are mostly outdoor activities. The only big […]

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RiverFest Weekend

This weekend in New Albany encompasses several activities that offer something for every taste and every interest. What started 25 years ago as a run sponsored by the then-Bank of New Albany has become several events – the BNA Bank RiverRun, a downtown festival with vendors and concerts, a literary competition and a Rubber Duck […]

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Toyota volunteers

The strength of volunteerism was demonstrated again this past Saturday, this time by employees, families and friends of Toyota Manufacturing Mississippi. About 850 volunteers from the company participated in National Public Lands Day by helping to freshen two parks in New Albany and build another from scratch in Blue Springs. In New Albany, volunteers helped […]

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New lights at Kitchens

The New Albany School Board of Trustees has taken quick action to cure what could have been a significant safety hazard. The board voted unanimously this week to replace the lighting system at New Albany High School’s Kitchens Field after it was discovered that one or more of the existing wooden poles had been severely […]

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Honoring top students

The list of students who have achieved the distinction of being named National Merit Semifinalists has been released and the number making the cut from northeast Mississippi is down from last year. Twelve students in the region were named semifinalists in the prestigious national competition that recognizes less than one percent of the nation’s high […]

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Moving on from TV

This week saw a change in the local journalism community that we don’t think should pass without a comment. Robert Byers resigned from his job anchoring the morning news team at WTVA-TV in Tupelo to take a communications position with the Lee County Schools. Why do we care? Some would say it’s a bit unusual […]

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