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Main Street Association sponsors Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Cooper Park

The celebration in Cooper Park Thursday including lighting the Christmas tree by Mayor Tim Kent, flanked by aldermen Jeff Olson Kevin Dale White, Will Tucker and Scott Dunnam. Sharing their Christmas wishes with Santa are Kadence, Addisyn and Karter Wagers, children of Anna Wagers, above. At left, a Nativity scene was provided by First United […]

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County supervisors hire three employees, discuss potential logging problems

The Union County Board of Supervisors decided this past month to change their meeting schedule from each week to every other week, due to the relatively small number of agenda items that come up in meetings. Monday, despite having more than 20 items on the agenda, their meeting still only lasted about 20 minutes. Many […]

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MEC’s Mississippi Connection tour visiting here Wednesday

The Mississippi Economic Council’s 22-city Mississippi Connection Tour across Mississippi will be stopping in Union County today. The tour will focus on a healthy economy, a career ready workforce, a healthy workforce, and safe and reliable bridges. The Union County stop is set for Dec. 7 at First United Methodist Church located at 207 E. […]

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Santa, silhouette artist to be at museum Saturday

Santa Claus will pay his annual visit to the Union County Heritage Museum this Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for youngsters to give him their Christmas lists. There also will be hands-on crafts for children and hot chocolate and cookies for everyone. The event is co sponsored by the Historic Northside […]

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‘Sharing at Christmas’ contributions up to $6,365

Donations are beginning to come in for the 42nd annual Sharing at Christmas program that provides holiday help for families in need in Union County. Donations have reached $6,365 toward the goal of $15,000 for the program, sponsored by the New Albany Gazette with the help of many community volunteers. The program provides about 200 […]

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Officials welcome funding for expanded emergency communications

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant this week welcomed the release of $33 million in federal funding to allow the state to implement infrastructure to enhance coordination among emergency responders statewide. The approval of the Broadband Technology Opportunity Project grant by the U.S. Department of Commerce ends […]

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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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Register now for NEMCC spring classes

Register now for the 2017 Spring Semester at Northeast Mississippi Community College and you’re on your way. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 9, in Booneville, Corinth and New Albany.  On-site registration at Corinth and New Albany is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 5, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Northeast’s Bookstore is located in Cartwright Hall (formerly Stringer Hall) and is […]

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Clayton wins Ashley’s Angels T-shirt contest

Ashley’s Angels has announced Heidi Susanne Clayton as the winner of their T-shirt contest. Heidi is a 4th grade student at New Albany Elementary School and the daughter of Brad and Jamie Clayton of New Albany. Ashley’s Angels offered the opportunity for art teachers to participate in a T-shirt contest to get the children more […]

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Hurricane news

By Susan Hooker The spirit of Christmas is evident along Hwy. 346 to Hurricane as homes are decorated and lighted from east to west. A note that I had jotted down earlier last month was that the lighted flag display at the home of Robbie and Ed Millwood also on Hwy. 346 was a great […]

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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary Crystan and Andy Roten made a quick trip to Los Angeles, Calif. Non-stop, on the go, go, go. They arrived to rainy weather that cleared up into a beautiful 66-degree sunny day. First stop after checking into the hotel was Hollywood! Lunch was a must before their day was to start. They […]

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Center Hill Baptist Church news

By Tommie Cooper Sunday, Dec. 4, Bro. Hall’s message was in I Thessalonians 4:9-12 and Matthew 22:36-40, titled “Does the way you live bring others to Christ?” and Verse 9, “But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you, for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.” Steven […]

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Deadline for letters to Santa is Friday, Dec. 9

It’s the time of year once again when the New Albany Gazette prints all the letters that Union County children will write to Santa before Christmas. School teachers and members of the public  may submit these letters to the Gazette by 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9. The Gazette staff strongly encourages those who wish to […]

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