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The Playhouse

Things My Grandchildren Will Never Feel: The pull of a cotton sack on their back; an iodine swab slathered around and over their tonsils; the warm, thick dose of a spoon of castor oil gagging them; the soft, downy coat of a baby deer sleeping by their bed; the squishy floor of my grandfather’s pond […]

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Diluting education

The Mississippi Senate has quickly passed a charter school bill that, if approved, by the House, will dilute the money available for public education and set up a system of competing schools not supervised by the state Department of Education. The latest attack on public education, led by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and the Republican […]

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“Raining” in my new phone

A big green glob was on the radar screen when I reached over to the nightstand and checked the weather on my phone early Sunday morning. “We need to get up; I’ve got about 15 minutes to get the dogs walked before it pours,” I said to Jenny, rousing her from a sound sleep. “OK, […]

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City seeks safety grant

The decision by the New Albany Board of Aldermen to seek federal money to help improve safety and walking and bike paths around city schools is a good one. The city decided to apply for a grant from the national Safe Routes to Schools program, which is administered by the state Department of Transportation. Cities […]

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Classroom technology

The New Albany and Union County school districts took another step toward improving technology in the classroom this week with the addition of new interactive white touch boards in eight classrooms. New Albany Elementary equipped four classrooms with the new boards, while each of the four county schools received one of the boards as part […]

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The Playhouse

The wedding was booked in the summer of 2012 for January 5 of 2013. It would probably be a cold Saturday with little else happening. At least that’s what Othel thought when he agreed to photograph it. No one would have guessed that the Rebels would go bowling in January. Even the bride and groom, […]

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Alas, ‘trending’ is no longer trending

Last week I wrote about the folks at Lake Superior State University who, once a year, compile a list of over-used, misused words they would like banished from the English language. I listed some of the words they have consigned to oblivion along with the years of their popularity, and added a few suggestions of […]

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Bringing back some nearly forgotten pledges

Recently we have been writing about New Year’s resolutions – a regular topic of conversation for this time of year. We had a story this past week about the history of resolutions, some of the more popular..and most often broken. The News Exchange also is taking a look at resolutions from a more practical and […]

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Vote conscience, but beware wrath of God on alcohol issue

To the editor: We read in the newspaper that the citizens of New Albany are still attempting to bring about a vote about serving and selling liqueur, wine, etc. or as we referred to it when I lived in Memphis and they had the vote, it was called liqueur by the drink. Oh and the hue […]

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