We’re 124 years old. No, not me personally, although some days I feel a little like it. I’m talking about the Gazette, which published its first issue in 1889. An article in that first issue predicted the Gazette would be around for a long time. What constitutes a long time is a matter of opinion, […]
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The announcement yesterday of a partnership between the Toyota Education Endowment Fund and Mississippi State University to provide a course in development of web applications was overshadowed by city elections in New Albany and Tupelo. But the long-term ramifications of the course, the first to be funded by the Toyota Endowment Fund, are significant and […]
Next Tuesday’s primary election is important in New Albany because all of the races except Alderman, Ward 4, and Alderman, Ward 3, will be decided that day. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Union County Courthouse to elect the mayor, the police chief, and three aldermen, as well as […]
After a very quiet early campaign, candidates have been knocking on doors the past few weeks and taking part in forums and other opportunities to present their views on important issues to the voters. We at the News Exchange have posed a variety of questions on important issues over the past months and have asked […]
It was in April of last year that my conscience began meeting with me in my closet. My rack of hanging clothes had no sliding room, and it was a squeeze effort to add freshly ironed items. My conscience would point to the crowed rack and chide me for my clothing surplus. I would defend […]
Once a month or so, I leave New Albany on Saturday morning, turn on “Car Talk” on National Public Radio and head out to Tupelo. It’s sort of a ritual: I try to arrive shortly after Sam’s Club opens, scurry around and get the four or five things we need, and get to one of […]
Our local businesses, our cities, our schools and our state are being hurt because many online businesses do not collect sales tax on purchases. Under current federal law, states can only require businesses to collect sales taxes if the business has a physical presence in the state. In other words, our local retailers collect sales […]
The installation of a solar-panel array at the Toyota manufacturing plant in Blue Springs is significant to our community in two ways. First, the system represents Toyota’s continuing commitment to energy efficiency and environmental friendly processes. Installing solar panels is certainly something Toyota did not have to do, and the panels do not provide power […]
Jury duty is not something that ever crosses my mind. In 46 years of being registered to vote, my name has never come up for a jury pool. That is until a week ago Monday. There I was, sitting in the courtroom of the Union County Courthouse with 75 or 80 other people and listening […]
This Saturday the local coalition that organized the Excel by 5 early childhood initiative is celebrating the community’s official certification in the program. What is promoted as an “Excelebration” will occur from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Park Along the River. There will be free food, music, games, crafts, storytelling and giveaways. That’s […]
- Saturday is deadline for voter registration for Nov. 3 election September 30, 2015
- Supervisors get update on debts owed to county October 2, 2015
- Witt named to NEMCC Hall of Fame October 2, 2015
- Low unemployment rate continues for county October 2, 2015
- Second Rubber Duck Regatta called success October 2, 2015
- Lady Urchins drop Mooreville from unbeaten ranks October 3, 2015
- Saturday noon is voter registration deadline October 2, 2015
- Lady Urchins secure division title with win over Baldwyn October 2, 2015
- Fast start gives Urchins win in division opener October 2, 2015
- Accolade for Baptist October 2, 2015
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