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Prescription drug abuse becoming a main focus of New Albany police

Prescription drug abuse is the number one problem that people don’t know about, according to New Albany Police Department Narcotics Investigator Chris Glasson. One of the reasons why Glasson thinks this is a problem is because it is so easy to get the pills from a doctor, so they think it is okay and a […]

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Highway 15 upgrade set for March

After several years of delay, the project designed to upgrade Mississippi Highway 15 through Union County is expected to get underway in March, state officials say. Mississippi Department of Transportation District One Engineer Bill Jamieson said Thursday that the state had hoped to begin the project earlier, but further preparation work needs to be done […]

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Supervisors to take bids on courtroom renovations

Advertisements for architect proposals have been placed in the Gazette for the upcoming renovation for the Chancery Court Building and Chancery Courtoom. After the architect is chosen by the Board of Supervisors, construction bids will go out for a contractor to be chosen for the project. The supervisors received a Small Municipal and Limited Population […]

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Miss. artist shares story, art at museum event

Creativity, expression, art used as therapy, and using pieces from one’s life to create unique and individual art are a few of the topics discussed at last week’s Museum Moments. “Express, Explore, Expand: One Woman’s Journey” was the title of artist and therapist Jaylene Whitehurst’s art exhibit that is currently on display at the Union […]

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Ingomar Teacher of the Year

Ingomar Faculty and Staff recently got to chose a deserving teacher to be nominated Teacher of the Year. Each staff member received a nomination form and cast a vote, then a committee reviewed the nomination forms picking the winner. The 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year at Ingomar is Mrs. Nan Cooksey. Mrs. Nan is a […]

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Baptist hospital begins weight loss challenge

For those looking to get motivated to lose weight this winter and tone those muscles, there is a weight loss challenge designed to get people back in shape in time for bikini season. The Baptist Healthplex and Baptist Memorial Union County are sponsoring a 2010 Lifestyle Challenge called “Weight To Go!” beginning February 1st. It […]

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West Union student wins county spelling bee

After numerous rounds of elementary and middle school contestants went up to the microphone to spell words one after another, sixth grader AnnaBelle Botts of West Union won first place in the Union County Spelling Bee by correctly spelling “baton.” Botts said that she had been practicing her spelling since the beginning of January. Twenty-three […]

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Local students make Haiti relief a mission

Due to the recent devastation in the country of Haiti, students have banded together to help bring some kind of relief and hope to those people in need. Students at New Albany High School and the School of Career and Technical Education brought in much needed supplies in a two-day period of time to send […]

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City allows Sunday beer sales

The city of New Albany could see its newest ordinance – one controlling the sale of beer and light wine inside its corporate limits – taking effect as early as April, according to city officials. During a special meeting Thursday night, in which the city’s Board of Aldermen voted on the many restrictions within the […]

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NAHS wrap up division titles

With an undefeated record, it is no surprise that the Lady Bulldogs wrapped up the regular season Division 1-4A championship Tuesday night, but somewhat under the radar are the Bulldogs, who with an 8-0 division record, received the same honor after winning at Pontotoc. Led by a 23 point performance from Tadarious Coburn, New Albany […]

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Lady Challenge features top area teams

Ingomar will play host again to the 13th Annual Robertson’s Sportswear/Renasant Bank Cancer Relay For Life Lady Challenge this Saturday. Bringing in some of the top teams from the south, Union County will be well represented with West Union, East Union and Ingomar all in action during the morning. The Lady Urchins will open the […]

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NA earns historic playoff win

New Albany sent a message to the rest of the 4A competition in the soccer playoffs: do not overlook the Bulldogs. NAHS picked up their first ever playoff victory Tuesday night defeating Newton County, 4-0 at home. Brian Gonzalez opened the scoring in the first half that  gave New Albany a 1-0 advantage at the […]

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Lady Bulldog showdown

Ackerman was the location for one of the premier match-ups in the state, as New Albany took their undefeated record to the Lady Indians’ tournament, facing the top 1A school in McAdams. With some of the top players in the state showcased, neither team disappointed, as the Lady Bulldogs came from behind for the 65-59 […]

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