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New Albany ‘Battle of the Badges’ blood drive

There are members of our communities who are willing to put their lives on the line every day. They put on a uniform, gear up with their equipment and say good-bye to their families with no guarantee they’ll be just fine at the end of their shift. Yet without them, society would be in a […]

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NEMCC enrollment workshop scheduled at Northeast at New Albany

Looking to take the next step to a great career?  Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Career Pathways program will host a free Summer Enrollment Workshop at Northeast at New Albany on Tuesday, July 12, from 9 a.m. until noon. The Pathways staff, along with staff members from various Northeast departments, will guide participants through all the […]

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Eastern Lights

By Loretta Easley Well July 2 has come and gone and I had a wonderful time with my family on my birthday.  The grandchildren planned everything and it was a surprise.  Robbie Frazier made the cake.  She does a wonderful job. Others enjoying the day were Sheyanne and Lauren Frazier, Rickey and Anne Glidewell, David […]

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Van Receives Taylor Moore Scholarship at NAHS

Meghan Van was awarded the Taylor Moore Memorial Scholarship at the New Albany High School graduation ceremony on May 20.  The $5,000 competitive scholarship is given each year to a deserving NAHS student who plans to attend college in Mississippi.  The scholarship selection process includes criteria relating to character, GPA, extracurricular activities, written essay, and […]

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Entries being received for annual Faulkner and Folk Art competition and exhibit at museum

The Faulkner and Folk Art artists’ challenge will again be held by the Union County Heritage Museum. This third annual Faulkner and Folk Art exhibit challenges artists to create a piece of artwork inspired by William Faulkner the man, or from his book, “Light in August,” which is the topic of this year’s Literary Festival […]

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Baptist Union County receives Leapfrog’s ‘A’ Safety Rating

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County has been awarded an ‘A’ patient safety rating in the spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score by Leapfrog, a national patient safety watchdog group. The safety score is calculated based on several core measures, including safe practice measures, surgical care improvement measures and patient safety indicators. Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score® assigns A, B, […]

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Basil chosen Mississippi Homecoming Queen, to compete in national

Callaghan Brooke Basil, daughter of Chris and Betsy Basil of Blue Springs, has been selected Mississippi’s Homecoming Queen. She is the East Union Attendance Center High School Homecoming Queen. Callaghan will represent the state of Mississippi at the 36th Annual America’s Homecoming Queen Selection to be held July 30 in Memphis, Tenn. In the fall […]

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Cataract surgery now available in New Albany thanks to new ophthalmologist

By Kristin Waldrop “You have cataracts.” The previous sentence sounds scary, right? Well, with today’s modern technology, cataract surgery can restore vision loss with a short, considered more comfortable outpatient procedure. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, “a cataract is an eye disease in which the normally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy […]

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Eastern Lights

By Loretta Easley A very cheery hello to Vera Ford at Dry Creek and Dean and Mary Ruth Watson at Southaven. I thank the Lord for all the readers of the Gazette. I visited with Nannie Lee Coker this past Tuesday. She was some better after a bout with pneumonia last winter. She is on […]

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Thanks to those who sacrifice their holidays to protect us

By Lisa Bryant General Manager As we were enjoying all the festivities of the 4th of July Holiday, the Highway Patrol, Sheriff’s Department and City Police Department were all out working more shifts than normal. Each year we expect to see these men and women working extra hours out patrolling the highways and streets to […]

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