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Prepare for bad weather

Severe weather season seems to be getting earlier, and it’s time now to plan for the inevitable storms, tornado watches and tornado warnings in our area. We again urge you, if you have not already done so, to sign up for the CodeRED system available to all Union County residents. It’s sort of a reverse […]

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Driving distractions

Distracted drivers are an important safety issue across the nation and also in our state. Lots of things contribute to drivers’ being distracted, including talking on cell phones or fiddling with the increasingly complex stereo and navigation systems that now are available in many new cars. But one of the most dangerous is emailing or […]

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Vaccinating our children

Mississippi is the model for the nation in at least one area – the immunization rate among kindergarten students. Yes, in a state known for being last in so many things, we are first in protecting our children against the spread of preventable illnesses such as chickenpox, hepatitis B and measles. For instance, 99.7 percent […]

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Education meddling

January has come and gone, but not before the Mississippi Legislature got down to work, considering legislation that, if passed, will set the state apart from most of the nation when it comes to setting standards for the education of our children. Many in the legislature are seeking to undermine, and even do away with, […]

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Ellistown Breezes

By Margaret McCraw I was so saddened to hear last Tuesday, January 20th, of the death of Lynwood Basden Roberts. Lynwood was a brother to Carolyn Roberts of our community and church and had suffered some time from a cancer. However, Carolyn did tell me he was able to attend their last family gathering which […]

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Eastern Lights

By Loretta Easley A big hello to all on this Monday, Jan. 19. The temperature reached the upper sixties and the temperature looks good for the next week. Some of the younger folk were out bare foot and in shorts today. I think we will be glad to see spring. Peggy Bell spent Monday with […]

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Soups to bowl you over

By Dr. Linda Mitchell Soup’s come a long way from the past, rising from Campbell’s “Mmm Mmm good,” to having a month set aside to recognize and honor the power and possibilities it can bring to the spoon. And what better month to be the official soup month than January, with cold temps and rainy […]

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Retail Strategies

We’re not often impressed with consultants. Sometimes, we think, they make good money telling you what you already know or what you want to hear. But we think the decision several months ago by the Union County Development Association, backed by the city of New Albany and a local developer, to contract with Retail Strategies […]

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Kiwanis Hotbed

One of New Albany’s most well-known regional events is on tap this Saturday in the New Albany Memorial Gym. It’s the 24th annual Kiwanis Hotbed Classic, a premier prep sports event in Northeast Mississippi. “The Hotbed, often imitated, never duplicated” is the motto of the tournament, which is the granddaddy of them all when it […]

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Downtown crosswalks

Monday the state Department of Transportation painted new highly visible crosswalks on Bankhead Street at the intersections of Central Avenue, Railroad Avenue and Main Street. We think they will make downtown a little safer for pedestrians and will be helpful to visitors, especially at the Tanglefoot plaza. As we understand it, local resident Logan Rutledge, […]

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