Archive | Opinion RSS feed for this section

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, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Make school superintendents appointed rather than elected

In a reversal from previous years, the state legislature appears to be close to passing a bill that would make all superintendents of education in Mississippi appointive rather than elective. Senate Bill 2438 made it though the Senate and the House Education Committee unscathed and awaits action by the full House. State executive officials are […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Beware of becoming ‘shopping desert’

Our philosophy is always “shop local” even if we admittedly don’t always adhere to it as well as we should. Reasons to shop at home are obvious. The money stays here and “turns over” several times. Our merchants prosper, we enjoy convenience and the community grows as our commercial district does. There’s another reason: if […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Don’t let customs overshadow meaning of Easter

By Lisa Bryant As I thought about my column this week, I began to look around at what was going on in the community and everywhere you look you see plans for Easter. All the stores have new spring lines in time to find that perfect Easter outfit, Easter baskets and candy can be found […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }