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Gardening weekend

The annual New Albany Home and Garden Show will take place Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, at the Union County Fairgrounds. This is the fifth year for the event, which is sponsored by the Union County Master Gardeners with help from the Mississippi State Extension Service. The show this year features 28 different […]

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Switching parties

State Sen. Nickey Browning of Pontotoc has become the latest Mississippi legislator to switch political parties. The announcement that Browning would become a Republican was made Wednesday in a short statement from Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. Browning, whose district includes Union County, has been elected five times to the Senate as a Democrat. We […]

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Basketball and a nap

It was a perfect-weather weekend for a basketball nap – rainy, gray, cold and just too nasty to spend much time outdoors. Jenny and I turned on the NCAA college basketball tournament on TV Friday night and prepared to nod off. We were both tired. Jenny had the better excuse. She and several other Oxford […]

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Protecting the hens

It’s a case of putting a fox in the henhouse. Pardon us for starting with a trite expression, but it fits the situation perfectly. Monday House Speaker Phillip Gunn, a Republican from Clinton announced he is appointing Joel Bomgar to the state Board of Education. What’s wrong with that, you ask? Plenty. Bomgar of Ridgeland […]

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Spring snow, spring sports

School spring break week was one of stark contrasts for our family. Jenny, our son Joe, and I took our three dogs and the cat to the kennel a week ago Saturday and then headed north. By driving all day, we hoped to arrive in the Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati in time to have cake […]

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Voters opt for progress

New Albany voters have ended the decades old issue about whether the city should allow the sale of alcoholic beverages, first by approving beer three years ago and then wine and spirits this week. Tuesday’s vote was overwhelming in favor, 57.2 percent to 42.8 percent. In political circles, a margin of 55 percent or higher […]

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Weather warnings

Severe weather season is here again. It’s the time when we start paying more attention to the weather forecast, and worrying about whether there are tornado watches or tornado warnings for our areas. We have a couple of suggestions for you to help make sure that you are provided the latest weather information in case […]

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Vote “For” on Tuesday

Next Tuesday New Albany voters will decide a simple issue: whether to permit the sale of wine and spirits within the city limits. But we think the ramifications of the vote will have a significant effect in coming years on New Albany. Will the city attract its share of new residents and businesses as our […]

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Violence and women

President Obama signed Thursday the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which was originally passed in 1994 under the leadership of then Sen. Joe Biden. The law has been widely touted as effective in increasing government prosecution and conviction rates in crimes of violence against women. Among other things it created a federal rape […]

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Inching along on Saturday night

It wasn’t my idea of fun-filled Saturday night. But there we were. Jenny and I found ourselves slowly nudging our way up North Gloster Street in Tupelo, with what must have been a couple thousand other cars. It all started when Jenny was putting some things away in a drawer in our bathroom vanity here […]

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