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Helmets for ATV riders

Dear Editor: To little fanfare, by 2010 Mississippi had met its five year goal of decreasing highway traffic deaths by 10 percent two years early.  A major part of that decrease was enacting a Primary Seatbelt law in 2006 and the public education campaign about the new law, “Click It or Ticket.” Mississippians have a […]

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School Boards Recognition Week

Dear Editor: The Union County School District and the New Albany School District will join districts across the state to thank school board members during School Board Member Recognition Week, Feb. 13-19, for their leadership and service to local school districts and communities. “This week is our opportunity to say thank you to our school […]

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Bye, Bye, Birdie praised

Dear Editor:     Once again, New Albany High School has put on an outstanding production!   Bye, Bye, Birdie was really a first class production from A to Z.  The students all did an excellent job of singing, acting, and dancing the night away.  Fred  Astaire and Ginger Rogers would have been proud to see you […]

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Honoring Eli Whiteside

Dear Editor: One of the incalculable benefits of living in a small town, albeit one as great as New Albany, is the opportunity to exalt the accomplishments of its fellow citizens. One such point of pride for the city is inevitably Eli Whiteside’s attainment of a World Series championship as a member of the San […]

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Thanks for inclement weather help

Dear Editor:     For the New Albany and Union County school districts, this has been a very challenging year in relation to inclement weather and the decision making process related to inclement weather.     Many people assist us in this effort. Supervisors get out early and late to grade roads and bridges, put out salt, […]

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Make Mississippi smoke free

Dear Editor: Having worked for years in a business that allows smoking, having been associated with the American Cancer Society for 13 years, and as someone allergic to smoke, I was thrilled to read your Dec. 30 editorial, “Toyota and tobacco,” and learn that all tobacco use will be banned at the new Toyota plant […]

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Disappointed in ‘Ask Amy’

Dear Editor: My opinion may not be the same as many, but I find the “Ask Amy” article disappointing. Personally, I don’t think sexually explicit material should ever be printed in a hometown local newspaper. When I noticed that Amy worked for the Chicago Tribune, I’m really not surprised. Surely she’s addressing a clientele whose […]

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Don’t ban pit bulls

Dear Editor: I read Friday, Jan. 14, about the proposed ban discussed on pit bulls and had an aching numbness in my stomach because I am a proud owner of a loving family pit. I think it is wrong to even propose a ban on them. If you do your research, pit bulls are not […]

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Grand marshal says thanks

Dear Editor: Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving me a memory I will never forget? I was honored and humbled by being chosen as the Grand Marshal for the New Albany, Union County Christmas parade. I have heard from many students and my phone is still ringing. I love New Albany and Union […]

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Volunteers at Graceland praised

Dear Editor: October is pastor appreciation month and the staff and residents at Graceland Care Center of New Albany want to take time to express their thanks to all the area churches, pastors and volunteers for their devotion to our residents. Thanks to First Baptist Church, Palestine, House of Freedom, Zion Chapel, Oakview Baptist, First […]

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