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By Camille Anding The soft, white cardigans were always part of our Easter ensembles when my sisters and I were children.  Mother knew that spring could fool us into thinking the first mild days of March were ushering in permanent warmth. Our parents were confident that winter would make one more sneak attack, and it […]

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We need more of this sort of vision

The approximately $2 million expansion of the Union County Heritage Museum is far from complete but has progressed enough to provide a sense of size and scale. Only an actual walk though the new part of the building can convey the amount of space that will soon be available. The size of the Faulkner Library […]

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Contracting for old fine collection is good idea

For some reason the Union County Board of Supervisors’ decision to allow a commercial company to try to collect old, unpaid fines has drawn considerable area attention. Previous boards have tried using what amounts to collection agencies over the past 30 or 40 years but in each case results after the first month or two […]

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Focus on local businessess

By Lisa Bryant In today’s paper you will find a new feature called Homegrown Businesses. Our goal is to highlight the many one-of-a-kind businesses with distinctive character scattered all over New Albany and Union County. Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining a vibrant town center. Having a variety of businesses in town will […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding Man always has a plan. He has a brain, a drive, and usually the means. He makes the plan – a future plan that’s in an orderly, doable schedule. But suddenly from out of nowhere comes . . .! Life is good – one of those sections in life when the kids […]

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You can make us better

The New Albany Gazette is a community newspaper. Today, when many large newspapers are struggling in the changing information climate, it is often such small community newspapers that continue to be successes. But that success can only come if the newspaper truly meets the needs of the community, supports it and works to improve it […]

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Don’t mess with school immunization law

Proposed House Bill 938, which has been passed by that body and is on the way to the state Senate, would seriously weaken the state’s school immunization law and pose a threat to public health. At present, parents must have children inoculated against an array of common diseases in order to be allowed to attend […]

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Excel By 5 seeks to get children ready for school

By Lisa Bryant I had the opportunity to attend a recent Coalition meeting of the New Albany-Union County Excel By 5. This is made up of a group of volunteers that work in different areas to support the standards set forth by Excel By 5 involving parent training, community participation, child care and health to […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding The political arena has never been on my bucket list, but since our daughter threw her hat in the alderman election, Othel and I stepped in as helpers. It’s been an enlightening experience. Most of the older generation still expect and appreciate a personal request. That means we’ve logged an excess of […]

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Not every vote counts sometimes

Mississippi’s presidential preference primary is Tuesday. As they say on TV, “Big Whoop.” Considering that 32 states or territories including some of the largest have already held their primaries or caucuses, that Mississippi has only 40 (R) or 41 (D) delegates and that the state’s voting pattern is woefully predictable, our primary is pretty much […]

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