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Looks like summer is here

By Lisa Bryant, General Manager Memorial Day seems to be the unofficial beginning of summer. Graduation was last week and school will start back the first week of August. That only gives families about eight weeks to work in their vacations. Many have booked their vacations or are making plans to head out to their […]

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No reason to be bored here this summer

The beginning of summer is historically a slow time for newspapers. People are more focused on vacations, the end of school and simply enjoying the good weather. But a slow news period hardly means there is nothing to do. Even if you are unable to take a real vacation, the community has plenty of activities […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding The restaurant was one of those tight-seating kind.  I was positioned across from Othel, but the stranger seated to my left was close enough to share my dessert. She smiled as she slid into the booth beside me and that’s when her fragrance drifted to our table.  It was amazingly delightful and […]

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Heritage music festival too good to miss

Union County once again played host to the state bluegrass championship competition and Down from the Hills heritage music festival this past Saturday. Musicians from five states competed for bragging rights and $8,000 in prize money. There were single and group categories for various instruments as well as beginner and master levels. The weather cooperated […]

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Parking lot addition is sign of progress in city

Downtown New Albany is just about out of commercial space and, perhaps even more serious, out of parking space. Not everyone thinks that “downtown” ends at Camp Street and the Tallahatchie River, so businesses have plenty of room to establish themselves beyond those and still qualify as being in the general downtown area. But thanks […]

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Remember those who made ultimate sacrifice

By Lisa Bryant General Manager Memorial Day is not just a holiday where we get a day off work to have a cookout with our friends and family. It is a day to gather our friends and family together to honor those who made it possible for us to have a cookout in a safe […]

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Diverse careers available

This week, nearly 300 local students will leave high school behind. A generation ago, the accepted next step for many was to move on to a four-year college if at all possible. Some might go the route of a community college first, but it seemed to be accepted that the gold standard for students was […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding “It’s GONE!” I heard Othel from the garage after I had just walked into the kitchen. I hurried back to the garage and questioned, “What’s gone?” “My bike!  It’s not here.” For some thirty-nine years, Othel and I pulled in and out of our carport on the Etta hill.  The well-planned carport […]

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State treasurer mistaken in picking mayor out

We don’t think New Albany Mayor Tim Kent did anything to get on the wrong side of State Treasurer Lynn Fitch but one could not tell that from her published comments last week. Part of a proposed approximately $250 million bond bill appropriated $100,000 to New Albany – one of a laundry list of special […]

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Graduation is everywhere

By Lisa Bryant Everyone you talk to is making plans to attend or has attended a graduation from pre-school to college graduations. This is a time that parents see their children move into the next chapter in their lives. I attended my great niece’s pre-school graduation and watched her proudly sing her songs and receive […]

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