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Community meal shows true Christmas spirit

It was a case where there were – literally – too many people to thank. Sen. Roger Wicker, who volunteered help, expressed amazement, saying, “This is the real spirit of Christmas: the community coming together, friends helping friends.” The event was the community holiday meal provided at the Middle School Cafeteria Saturday. Perhaps 100 volunteers […]

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Letter: Building codes: what’s the purpose and importance?

Such a common question, such a common concern, such a common topic of sometimes-heated discussions.  Let me sum it all up with one statement: “OAKLAND CALIFORNIA,” WHAT IF!  I am sure by now most of us have had the unfortunate opportunity to see and hear about the warehouse fire that took the lives of 36 […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town, people were sleeping all peaceful and sound. A stranger was walking in the cold winter’s night, passing by homes all covered in lights. Trees softly glowed through windows and doors; and bright colored packages spilled over the floors. Children were dreaming of […]

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Civic center can grow with new director

It was announced Monday that a director for the Magnolia Civic Center has been hired. This is a welcome move. The facility has been proving its worth for a long time, but had reached a plateau in its growth because there was no dedicated management or development. The New Albany Main Street Association had been […]

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Making memories is priceless endeavor

By Lisa Bryant General Manager Over the weekend I had a moment that hit me as something special. It may seem trivial to most, but it was one of those moments that made my heart swell. My son and grandson came over to the house to check the game camera that had been set up […]

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Don’t cross that line

New Albany is the birthplace of William Faulkner, the home of an outstanding museum, sportsplex and park system and even ground zero for the renowned Latham Burger. But what are we best known for? “Oh, that’s the little town where they park in the middle of the street.” We have heard of people from as […]

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We still need help to Share at Christmas

Volunteers are again putting together the Gazette’s “Sharing at Christmas” program that provides food and toys, when appropriate, for needy Union County families each year. But with barely two weeks left, we have reached only slightly over one-third of our fundraising goal of $15,000. Each year for more than 40 years Sharing at Christmas has […]

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Thanks for keeping ‘Sharing at Christmas’ something to look forward to

By Lisa Bryant General Manager This is my first year to be involved with Sharing at Christmas and this embodies the Christmas Spirit in Union County. From what I understand this is a tradition that began over 40 years ago. The people of Union County open their hearts and their wallets to make sure families […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding Be Advised!  To Whom It May Concern: 1)  Stomach Bug, you are NOT welcome in our home on Christmas Eve.  Evidence substantiates that you do not need an invitation or permission to violate a home.  Last Christmas Eve, I was accepting death with sweet relief as I ebbed away in the emergency […]

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The Playhouse

December! It arrives with great expectations, planned activities, and an overload of calories AND emotions. Preparations for parties and hosting take a little longer for me each year, and then it’s over so quickly. A family favorite dessert linked to Christmas might take a dozen steps and several hours in the kitchen. Yet, when it […]

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