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Little spring “break” in trip

If it’s Tuesday, it must be Pittsburgh. It was Tuesday and it was Pittsburgh, the second stop on a whirlwind, nine-day family car trip during school spring break. We left New Albany early on a Saturday morning to make the nine-hour journey to the first overnight stop, to see Jenny’s parents in northern Kentucky. We […]

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Charter school funding

Dear Editor: Here are some issues to consider about Mississippi charter school funding. In both the senate and house bills, each charter school would be considered a separate school district? Would that not create more school districts at a time when the legislature says there should be fewer? Also, charter bills would create a board […]

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Support community events

Dear Editor: If you have passed by the Magnolia Civic Center recently, I hope you have noticed the attractively decorated front windows.  These window displays were designed by Ms. LeeAnn Thompson’s senior art students. In addition to showcasing the artistic talents of these students, the displays announce two exceptional upcoming performances. Jazz Lite Orchestra will […]

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Set the same rules

Dear Editor: It is ironic that the legislature wants to improve education by creating charter schools that would be exempt from many of the laws the legislature created. Additionally, charter schools would be exempt from many of the regulations that were derived from those laws. Why not change those laws and regulations for everyone? Charles […]

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Thanks for supporting Pilot Club

Dear Editor: The Pilot Club of New Albany hosted the 3rd annual Father/Daughter Ball this past Saturday. What a huge success it was. We would like to thank all the fathers and daughters who attended and helped to make this such a success.  We appreciate the patience shown and apologize for the lines for the […]

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Charter schools opposed

Dear Editor: Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, along with Senate Education Chairman, Sen. Gray Tollison, have recommended a bill, SB 2401, that would take local ad valorem taxes from one district to fund a charter school in another district. It is unimaginable that the our elected representatives would pass a law to fund charter schools in […]

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Trailer park vote explained

Dear Editor: After two weeks of intense soul searching, I could not cast my vote to purchase the Eastview Mobile Home Park with taxpayer money Tuesday evening. Knowing the emotional, sensitive nature of feelings in our City recently due to the death of Amanda Price, my wife and I feel a strong need to honor […]

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Liquor vote outcome praised

Dear Editor: Recently we went to the polls to once again vote on whether or not to come out from under the dry law in Union County. And once again the liquor referendum was defeated, this time by a larger margin than in 2008. I know there are many pastors and church members who feel […]

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Wine and spirts sale supported

Dear Editor: By way of introduction, I am a resident of Alabama who has business interests in New Albany and visits the area quite often. I am very excited at the prospect of economic growth being offered by the upcoming referendum to allow sales of wine and spirits. This will bring in full-service restaurants, motels, […]

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East Union footbal editorial criticized

Dear Editor: I am writing in response to the “Our Opinion” section in Friday’s Dec. 16, New Albany Gazette. The title was East Union Football. I read this with an open mind several times and my conclusion has been the same each time, it was very tactless and the information was not all correct. First, […]

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