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Playoff bound in Tiger land

New Albany has a chance to do something special Friday night when they travel to Noxubee County for the first round of the 4A state playoffs. Taking on the defending state champions, the Bulldogs will face a tenacious Tiger defense that has shut out eight of their 10 opponents this season and have only given […]

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NAHS heading to 4A playoffs

New Albany had two goals for the 2009 season, to have a winning record and make the playoffs. The Bulldogs accomplished both last Thursday night, as they shutout Tishomingo County 55-0. After the ‘Dawgs had an embarrassing experience against the Braves in 2008, they rebounded to take the final playoff spot in division 1-4A. NAHS […]

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New Haven News

 Thank you for reading our news.  My name is Sam Triplett and this is my first year at New Haven.  We moved to New Albany just in time for me to start this year.  I like all the things we do and the new friends I have made.   We had a busy day on […]

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Obituaries for October 30, 2009

 Robert F. Kirk, 80 Dr. Robert Frank Kirk, 80, husband of Sally Carney Kirk of Mt. Pleasant, SC passed away on Monday, October 26, 2009 surrounded by his loving family.   Dr. Kirk was born Jan. 2, 1929 in Memphis, Tenn., son of the late Harry Banks Kirk and Lucille Bunch Kirk.  He graduated from […]

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Unfinished business

 In “Parting the Waters,” the Pulitzer Prize winning story of the early years of the Civil Rights movement, Taylor Branch describes some of the differences between Dr. King’s goals and those of the NAACP.  Dr. King, following the teachings of Ghandi, was hoping to do more than merely put an end to segregation.  Dr. King […]

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Sharing at Christmas

 The 35th annual Sharing at Christmas fundraising drive is under way and we have changed it a bit this year in the hope of reaching our $20,000 goal. You already know the program, sponsored by the Gazette with the help of many community volunteers, provides food and children’s toys to about 250 needy families each […]

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Queasy time at our house

 It’s been a queasy several weeks around our house. All three of us have had those moments when we thought we were going to be sick. No, we haven’t had the flu or anything like that. So far we have been spared that. The thing that is giving us uneasy stomachs is going-off-to-college anxiety. Of […]

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Paw Prints recognizes good deeds and good character traits

Every nine weeks period, students at New Albany Middle School are recognized for their good deeds, good character, and good citizenship. Teachers of these students pay attention over this timeframe and write down a student’s name for a chance to win a Paw Print. A Paw Print is recognition of those good traits listed above […]

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‘Sharing’ applications now available at 10 places in New Albany

Donations are beginning to come in for the 35th annual Sharing at Christmas program that provides holiday help for families in need in Union County. The first $400 toward the goal of $20,000 has been received for the program, sponsored by the New Albany Gazette with the help of many community volunteers. The program provides […]

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Ingomar fifth grade students take part in annual D.A.R.E. program

Fifth grade students at Ingomar and East Union Attendance Centers are getting a chance to learn about how to live drug-free lives during this fall semester’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program.  Tressa Hester, sergeant at the Union County Sheriff’s Department, is the county D.A.R.E. agent and travels to each of the county schools each […]

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NASD to offer swine flu shots for students

As of last week, county health departments across the state of Mississippi began administering the H1N1 vaccine. However, the limited supply will go to those at highest risk for complications from the flu. The Mississippi Department of Health says the H1N1 flu vaccine should be available at every county health dept., but until additional shipments […]

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NA cross country places in division meet

New Albany High’s cross country teams had an impressive showing at the Division 1-4A championship last Wednesday, October 28. Held at Trace Lake in Tupelo, the girls placed third while the boys finished second in the division. Kimberly Hardy was the top finisher for the Lady ‘Dawgs at 16th place with a time of 18:25. […]

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NAHS seeks win for playoff birth

Not since 2005 has New Albany football had a winning season, but all of that can change with a win over Tishomingo County this week. The ‘Dawgs will be on the road for their final regular season game, a match-up that has not gone well for them in the past. With a youthful Tish. squad […]

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