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Backward Rebels

We don’t personally know Pete Boone, director of athletics at the University of Mississippi. Or Chancellor Dan Jones or anyone else in the administration at Ole Miss. But we do know what’s proper and fair. We understand constructive criticism, civility and decorum. And what is going on in anonymous ads placed in several daily newspapers […]

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Kudos to BNA for gift

The announcement Thursday that BNA Bank will donate $500,000 to help with expansion of the New Albany Sportsplex is exciting news for our city. In return for the bank’s pledge of $500,000 over a 20-year period, the city gave naming rights for the facility to the bank. It has been renamed BNA Bank Park and […]

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Schools get report card

The state of Mississippi has released the results of its 2011 public school performance testing, and the rankings are encouraging for both the New Albany and Union County schools. New Albany’s overall district score was 180 this year and the Union County district number was 169. Both numbers are good enough for the districts to […]

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BMC moves up in class

Blue Mountain College has a lot to celebrate, and it did just that Monday night at a classy dinner for faculty, alumni, donors and friends of the school. Adding to the class was author John Grisham, one of the most prolific and bestselling writers of our time. He was the speaker at the dinner and […]

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Get lunch tickets now

This Friday is your last day to purchase tickets for the RiverFest Kickoff Community Luncheon that will open the annual festival this year. The event, at noon Friday, Sept. 23 in the meeting hall of First United Methodist Church, is a chance to add impetus to the literary tradition of RiverFest. The RiverFest Literary Committee […]

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Heritage Pioneer Days

The Heritage Pioneer Days, a major event in town for school classes and families with young children, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year by expanding to three days, from two. It was 10 years ago that Jill Smith, director of the Union County Heritage Museum, decided to demonstrate the life of early pioneers with […]

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City paid health care

The New Albany Board of Aldermen has voted to provide health care benefits for the city prosecuting attorney and city judge. We think it is a case of bad personnel-management practice. The vote was 4 to 1 to add money for the benefits to the city budget for the coming fiscal year. Scott Dunnam, alderman-at-large, […]

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Events that boost area

Two recent events in New Albany struck us as the kind of activities we could use more of in our community. The first was the Arts, Beats and Eats event held in the meeting hall at In Bloom. It was an evening of good food supplied by our town’s community-spirited eateries, combined with displays by […]

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Holiday Inn expansion

The complete makeover and expansion of New Albany’s Holiday Inn Express will add significantly to the city’s hospitality industry and the tax revenue it generates for our area. The hotel’s façade, its lobby and its 49 rooms have been remodeled with a decidedly more upscale look, and a major building project under way at the […]

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Kicking off RiverFest

The enhancement of the literary and arts aspects of Tallahatchie RiverFest is important if the festival is to continue to be recognized as a significant regional, and not just a local event. That’s why we at the Gazette have taken a role in helping push to the forefront the William Faulkner Literary Competition, which has […]

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