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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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Faulkner readers urged to just ‘keep on goin’

This has, unofficially at least, been Faulkner Week leading up to the Literary Fest Friday and Saturday. Perhaps the high point will be the awards presentation for the Faulkner writing contest winners but fans of the Nobel Prize-winning New Albany native got a different sort of treat Tuesday. Popular Cotton Plant native Dr. Kate Stewart […]

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Hwy. 30 W. accident fatal to Myrtle man

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says fog could have played a role in an early morning crash in Union County. Troopers responded to Mississippi Highway 30 West, near the Wal-Mart Distribution Center, at approximately 6 a.m. Upon arriving it appeared that a 2016 Freightliner 18-wheeler, driven by Jeffery Hare, 41, of Laurel, was traveling west. When […]

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Ellistown Breezes

By Margaret McCraw Fall officially arrived yesterday, Sept. 22, so perhaps our hot and humid weather will soon be nothing more than a very warm memory. Best wishes to David Coker who is suffering some broken ribs. The Youths from our church were visiting last Wednesday evening and I was pleased to have Kye Roberts, […]

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Eastern Lights

By Loretta Easley Hello to Mrs. Vera Ford at Dry Creek who reads the Gazette every week. Here’s hoping that you and all the others there are having a good day. Well, our little baby girl is coming along fine, she now weighs two pounds and three ounces as of Saturday night.  Kaylee Ann was […]

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Church gives Bibles to police department

Apostolic Revival Center wanted to give some encouragement to our local law enforcement and members wanted to partner with them to help do positive things that will help our community. As a result, Pastor Stephen Denton gave Chief of Police Chris Robertson pocket Bibles to distribute to his officers. “Being in one accord is one […]

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New Century Club

The New Century Club met on Sept. 7 at the recently completed country retreat of Joy Hill and her family. President Lynn Madden called the meeting to order, and program chairman Susan Feather introduced the theme for the year: Reading Around The World. Michelle Hagins reviewed Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming’s Jamaica by […]

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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary Bro. Landreth and Margaret Murphree and Gary and Brenda Stepp left Sept. 3 heading first to Renfro Valley in Kentucky. From there they went to the Ark Encounter in Williamstown. Margaret said the exhibit of the ark was tremendous. The characters as well as the animals were all animated, and they all […]

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