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Know Your Neighbor Better – Joey Watson

Joey is from New Albany but was away for awhile. Now he can be seen around town in his role as deputy code enforcement officer and building inspector for the city Name: Joey Watson Age: 39 Hair color: Black (salt and pepper) Eye color: Green Community where you live: Pleasant Ridge Where you were born: […]

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Museum program sure to be ‘quotable’

Oh, my, the things Mississippians have said. The world takes note of the poignant, outrageous, utterly truthful comments made by Mississippians, and the recent William Faulkner quote in the Hillary Clinton concession speech, “They kilt us but they ain’t whipped us yet,” gives rise to the depth and richness of the culture of Mississippi. Museum […]

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Gazette brings back ‘Know Your Neighbor Better’ feature

The staff at the New Albany Gazette is bringing back a feature that ran regularly nearly 30 years ago, but is still liked by those who remember it. “Know Your Neighbor Better” has a simple premise: take an average or even random person from Union County and ask them a series of questions so people […]

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Know Your Neighbor Better

Lauren Hatton is our first ‘neighbor. She is a familiar sight to those who go to the circuit clerk’s office but has only been on the job since this past year. We hope this will help you learn a little more about her. Name: Lauren Hatton Age: 24 Hair color: Brown, today Eye color: Green […]

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Join Girl Scouts to have s’more fun

Girl Scouts Heart of the South is announcing that Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies by introducing the new Girl Scout S’mores cookie. Girl Scouts are combining two iconic Girl Scout traditions—s’mores and Girl Scout Cookies. Joining classics like Thin Mints and Samoas, the new Girl Scout S’mores cookies will […]

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Hinton’s design work comes up roses

If you watched the Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 2 you saw the work of New Albany floral designer Kevin Hinton. He worked on the float for the TV program, “The Bachelor,” which won the President’s Trophy. That award is given for the most effective floral use and presentation and was titled, “Echoes of Love.” […]

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Tollison to be honored for 90th birthday

A reception will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, to celebrate the 90th birthday of James Tollison at Union County Health and Rehab. The reception is being given by Lorene, Sara, Gwen, Becky, Glenda and their families. They ask that, rather than gifts, he receive 90 birthday cards.

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Colemans celebrate 70 years

David and Lynda Coleman were honored for their 70th wedding anniversary at their home with family on Jan. 1. They have six children, one deceased, 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

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Bodybuilder Larry Hood still going strong at 60

Larry Hood has been bodybuilding for 40 years. But instead of slowing down, he is increasing the number of shows he enters and is winning more than ever. “It took me 40 years to get here,” he said. “I want to serve as an inspiration for my generation of 60 and older and also for […]

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Holiday spirit seen at civic center

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