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The New Albany Gazette is a community newspaper. Today, when many large newspapers are struggling in the changing information climate, it is often such small community newspapers that continue to be successes. But that success can only come if the newspaper truly meets the needs of the community, supports it and works to improve it […]

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Supervisors consider ways to collect old fines

The Union County Board of Supervisors is considering contracting with an independent company to collect outstanding fines owed to the county. They met with Debra Sivira of American Municipal Services at their regular weekly meeting Monday to hear her proposal. Previous boards have tried having outside companies collect old fines over the years but have […]

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No Myrtle alderman’s race, after all

First it was three candidates, then two, and now one. Because the number of candidates is down to one, no election will be needed March 15 to fill the vacant alderman’s seat for the Town of Myrtle. The election had been set after Alderman David Brown submitted his resignation. Because he had moved out of […]

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Martintown Road bridge now closed

The Union County Board of Supervisors announced that the Tallahatchie River bridge on CR 86, or Martintown Road, will be closed as of today so it can be replaced. It will be closed for several months. The project includes provision for 75 working days and that could be extended due to bad weather. People who […]

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Daylight Saving Time starts early Sunday

You can prepare to lose an hour’s sleep this Sunday…but the days will suddenly seem longer because you gain an hour of daylight. That’s because Daylight Saving Time takes effect at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 13. The time change, observed by most but not all U. S. states (Arizona and Hawaii don’t use it), will […]

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Driver behavior specialist uses surprising information to help save lives

According to the National Safety council, 38,300 people were killed on U. S. highways in 2015. That’s about 105 people per day and 4.4 million were seriously injured. Road traffic accidents are the number-one cause of death among those 15-29 and 49 percent of all those killed deliberately chose not to use seat belts. Syd […]

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Don’t mess with school immunization law

Proposed House Bill 938, which has been passed by that body and is on the way to the state Senate, would seriously weaken the state’s school immunization law and pose a threat to public health. At present, parents must have children inoculated against an array of common diseases in order to be allowed to attend […]

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Sen. John Stennis to be subject of library program

Mississippi author Don H. Thompson will review his book “Stennis: Plowing a Straight Furrow; The Story of Statesman John C. Stennis” for Luncheon with Books Tuesday, March 15, at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library in New Albany. A light lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. followed at noon by the book review.

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Union County goes with state in presidential primary, House races

Union County voted along state lines Tuesday in the Democratic and Republican primaries for presidential nominee and U. S. Representative. Hillary Clinton received 70 percent of the county Democratic vote while Bernie Sanders got 26 percent. None of the other candidates received as much as two percent. In the Republican primary, the race was much […]

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City looking into help for library

New Albany aldermen managed to cram nearly 20 agenda items into an unusually brief monthly meeting Tuesday that lasted only about that many minutes. It only extended longer because they went into executive session to discuss possibly looking for land that could be used to house city utility offices or warehouses. No action resulted from […]

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