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Weekend events to help benefit the Union County Humane Society

Two events are coming up to benefit the fledgling Union County Humane Society. The “Cruising for Critters” poker run will be held Saturday, Oct. 1. Registration will be from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at El Agave Restaurant with kick stands up at 10:30. Trophies will be awarded for best and worst hand, as well as […]

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Faulkner and Folk Art exhibit opens, winners announced

Awards were given in the categories of interpretation of this year’s selection, “A Light in August,” interpretation of Faulkner, the man, and general Faulkner folk art. Winners are: 1st John Steele Davis, Water Valley, for “Lena Grove” 2nd Maria Tucci Hughes, Baldwyn “Wagon Road” Oil Painting, 3rd Hakey Yurkow, New Albany, Glass etching on reclaimed […]

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Literary winners announced

One of the first things those attending the Faulkner Literary Luncheon Friday learned was that the book title, “Midnight to Guntown,” had nothing to do with time. Guest speaker John Hailman, who has a widely extensive resume in law enforcement and journalism, spent much of the time telling stories about some of the many and […]

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Absentee voting starts this week for Nov. general election

Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said absentee ballots should be ready by mid-week for those who are qualified due to their being away from their precincts on election day, Nov. 8. Anyone who needs to update voter information should do so before Oct. 8 to avoid a possible delay in being allowed to vote. […]

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Supervisors try again on bridge contract

The Union County Board of Supervisor accepted bids Monday, trying again to award a contract to build a new bridge on County Road 137 after initial bids were considered much too high. They still did not get a bid as low as the engineer’s estimate, but at least got closer. The bidding this time was […]

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Main Street drainage work delayed

Mayor Tim Kent said work to place a box culvert under Main Street beneath the Tanglefoot Trail bridge is being delayed, partly because officials do not want to risk having the street blocked during the Tallahatchie RiverFest that will be held nearby. Some work may be done on placing culverts in the creek beside the […]

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Tell us what you want the news to be

For a long time there has been a certain amount of almost arrogance on the part of news providers. They have taken the role of father figure, dispensing information they think is good for us. In many cases – probably most cases – it is good for the recipients. But it may not be what […]

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School board races shaping up

Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford now has the final version of the ballot for the Nov. 8 general election so absentee ballots should be ready soon. The only local contested races are for two county and one city school board seats and the Gazette has requested information about the candidates. Running for re-election to […]

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Bank donates clock to Cooper Park

Already popular Cooper Park in the historic downtown part of New Albany gained another attraction Wednesday with the addition of a street clock. The Verdin clock, about 18 feet tall, was donated by Renasant Bank to the New Albany Main Street Association. The park itself belongs to the Cooper Family and was the site of […]

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County still among lowest in unemployment

Union County dropped one position but still managed to have the fourth-lowest unemployment rate in the state for August and have a slightly lower percentage than the previous month. Our unemployment for August was 4.3 percent, compared to 4.7 percent in July. That was below the state average of 5.7 percent and the national rate […]

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