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Giving to charity

The United Way campaign for 2013 has been going on since August, and up to now the campaign has raised 22 percent of its goal of $2.4 million. A number of major groups, including those involved in health care and manufacturing, have yet to finish their employee campaigns so the total may be misleading. But […]

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Exporting Corollas

Toyota’s announcement that it will begin exporting Corollas made in Union County to 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean next year is more good news on the local auto industry front. The company, which currently employs about 2,000 people at its Blue Springs plant, said it expects to export more than 7,500 Corolla […]

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Golding plea deal

The decision by Mark Golding to plead guilty to two counts of fraud involving the coroner’s office and avoid a trial probably was in his best interest. He was sentenced to 10 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, but six of those years were suspended. He also received four years of post-release supervision and […]

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RiverFest report card

Each year, after RiverFest has come and gone, we take a look at how it fared and what, if anything, might make it better. Last year we noted that RiverFest had become very successful at drawing a crowd over the last several years and we thought the festival was generally on the right track. This […]

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Tanglefoot opening

The Tanglefoot Trail officially opens tomorrow, bringing with it new opportunities for New Albany and Union County to demonstrate our hospitality. The more than 44-mile paved path starting in downtown New Albany and ending in Houston is expected to attract walkers, bikers, joggers and just-plain nature lovers. The trail, once followed by explorer Meriwether Lewis, […]

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A first step toward pool

The New Albany Board of Aldermen has taken the first step toward development of a public swimming pool to serve our community. The board, in its new budget approved last week, authorized $10,000 for a feasibility study for a New Albany pool. In our mind, the question to be decided in the feasibility study is […]

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Achieving the pinnacle

The level of academic excellence that can be achieved in our New Albany Schools has been demonstrated for the second consecutive year. A New Albany High School senior, Jamie Crow, daughter of Darrell and Patricia Crow, is among 136 students in Mississippi to become a National Merit Semifinalist. Crow follows Joseph Male, son of the […]

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Clarification

We want to clarify a point in a recent editorial about the lack of a police officer at New Albany Elementary School. We said the “Board of Aldermen has failed for years to budget for a school resource officer” at the school. Mayor Tim Kent points out that the board had not been asked by […]

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A coup for New Albany

New Albany reaches a new milestone next week as movers and shakers in business and development from all over the state converge on our city for a two-day conference. More than 100 people from out of town are expected Tuesday and Wednesday to attend the Mississippi Conference on Business and Entrepreneur Development, hosted by the […]

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Fix school security now

New Albany Elementary School has more than 1,300 students, faculty and staff at the school every school day, but does not have a city police officer at the school. That’s not a misprint. The Board of Alderman has failed for years to budget for a school resource officer at New Albany Elementary even though a […]

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