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County schools name Teachers of the Year

Myrtle Attendance Center teacher Laura Byers Stockstill has been voted both Teacher of the Year for her school and for the Union County School District. Other Union County Teachers of the Year include Kim Sanders from West Union, Jana Edwards from Ingomar and Heidi Brock from East Union. Stockstill is the wife of Eugene Stockstill […]

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Supervisors seek grant for courthouse restoration

The Union County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to seek grant monies to help pay for restoration work at the Union County Courthouse. The county will apply for a $148,000 Community Heritage Preservation grant to pay for the installation of a metal cornice, masonry and additional fees related to the exterior of the building. “This […]

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Union County teachers of the year

Toyota presents awards to city, county teachers of the year

Toyota Wellspring Education Fund at CREATE Foundation presented Teacher of the Year awards to New Albany and Union County selected teachers at a joint meeting of both school boards Monday night. Mike Staten, representing the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund, presented the awards. “As teachers you provide so much more to your students than education,” Staten […]

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Speller Owen Cotton wins ‘olympian’ victory

Owen Cotton won the 2017 Union County Spelling Bee Tuesday night, correctly spelling “bevel,” followed by “olympian.” The New Albany Middle School student had to spell two words to win the contest, after Ingomar’s Airionna Fooshee misspelled “ramada.” Fooshee, who came in second place, dueled Cotton for several rounds with words like “conjecture,” “paddock,” “canasta,” […]

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Sharing at Christmas boxes go out next Wednesday

Volunteers will fan out across New Albany and Union County Wednesday delivering food, toys and blankets to 215 families during the 42nd annual distribution of the New Albany Gazette’s Sharing at Christmas program. Contributions continue to be taken to help pay for the program. As of Thursday, Gazette readers had contributed $11,120 this year. Gazette […]

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Ally Cat Salon and Spa has ribbon-cutting

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First solar energy farm here gets PSC approval

New Albany and Union County will soon become a solar energy supplier. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley gave official approval to the construction of a solar farm in New Albany, following a public hearing on the matter Wednesday. The $3.7 million facility will be constructed by SR New Albany LLC and interconnect with Northeast Mississippi […]

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NA band to have game show with ‘Wonkavision’

The New Albany High School marching band is once again preparing to bring home some superior scores with its show inspired by a classic literary character, Willy Wonka. Under the leadership of David Hopple, director, the Pride of New Albany is entertaining crowds with its show, “The Mad Chocolatier,” based on music from both 1971’s […]

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County schools continue to upgrade student technology

In keeping with its objective of making computer devices available to every student in the Union County School District as aids to their learning, the Board of Trustees approved the purchase of more Chromebooks during September’s meeting. The board approved a low quote from Howard Technologies for Chromebooks, Google OS Management Licenses and a cart […]

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Myrtle geography study is truly ‘hands-on’

Myrtle eighth graders had the opportunity to learn some hands-on tips for remembering the states and their relationship to one another last Thursday. Mary Jane Jackson, a representative with the Mississippi Geographic Alliance, visited the Myrtle Attendance Center and brought a giant life map of the United States for the students to study state locations.  […]

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