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Garden show helps community ‘grow’

The New Albany Home and Garden Show this past Saturday benefitted from the cool, sunny weather early but it was likely the two dozen or so individual events that drew visitors. The comprehensive array of speakers covered flowers, vegetables, ways to raise them, how to deal with pests and even new ways to display (or […]

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Blessed to have two excellent role-model moms

By Lisa Brant I have been blessed in my life with two great role models of what a Christian woman, wife and mother should be and they were very different women. My mother was a strong, progressive, vibrant woman who died at age 69. She taught me how to stand on my own, to think […]

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Where in the world is Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Regular readers of this page know this space is usually occupied by a Rheta Grimsley Johnson column. She has been a favorite writer of ours since her days at the Memphis Commercial Appeal, with her unique Southern, sometimes romantic, perspective. Occasionally she will tackle a tough subject but this week she took a particularly hard […]

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Give ‘green thumbs up’ to NA garden show

New Albany is host to several public events during the year, most of them entertainment-oriented. One of the most successful, however, is different. For the past eight years the Union County Master Gardeners, with the Union County Extension Service, have held a spring home and garden show. While there are entertainment events during the show, […]

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UNITE and United Way are good pair for improving community

This past week we touted the value the UNITE Foundation has for Union County. Thursday night the organization handed out more than $20,000 to local agencies who work to improve the quality of our lives here. We noted that UNITE exists on the contributions of civic-minded individuals who have the best interests of Union County […]

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Garden show has useful information for novice and pro alike

By Lisa Bryant In today’s paper you will find the Green Magazine. In the front pages of the magazine you will find the calendar of events for the Garden Show. If you have never attended a Garden Show, you are missing a treat. Yes, it is put on by Master Gardeners, but don’t let that […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding Another year!! How is it possible? I hear the steady, routine click of my cuckoo clock, and the seconds sound deliberate but not rushed. Yet I observe the days and months – even years and they are oiled and greased with a time-sensitive WD-40. Now a year’s planning ahead is not extreme […]

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Help UNITE and the community improves as a result

Thursday night the UNITE Foundation awarded more than $20,000 to 18 local organizations. Other agencies give money to community groups but most, such as United Way, focus on specific charitable needs. UNITE is unique in that, although it does help charities, it emphasizes overall community improvement rather than needy individuals. This is the fourteenth year […]

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NE@NA shows the worth of ‘vision’

The good news is that the Northeast Mississippi Community College campus at New Albany is so successful they need to expand. The bad news is that they don’t have enough room to do so. Northeast President Ricky Ford said this past week that if they are to add more credit classes and expand other programs, […]

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Let’s get some activity in our lives

By Lisa Bryant A team from the Bower Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Health Schools is going around to the schools to demonstrate the Move to Learn videos. The team has discovered that improving nutrition and physical activity will improve their academic studies. I don’t think this is a great surprise […]

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