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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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Support our community theater

The Tallahatchie River Players, our community theater group, is presenting  “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” this weekend at the Cine Theater in the Magnolia Civic Center. The musical production is based on the Peanuts gang from the comic strip as they juggle a series of silly, heroic, frustrating and heartfelt stories throughout a single […]

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Energy efficiency

The New Albany Schools Board of Trustees has taken a big step forward in modernizing the energy-consuming equipment in its schools. The board, at the recommendation of Superintendent Jackie Ford, has voted to spend $2.8 million to make improvements at the elementary, middle and high schools. Much of the work involves replacement of much of […]

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Customer service? Well …

Customer service isn’t what it used to be, or is it? Well, yes and no based on our experiences last week. Saturday, my wife, son Joe and I drove to Tupelo to run a couple of errands. Our first stop was Petsmart to get a new light bulb for the small aquarium on our kitchen […]

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Free clinic to open

The effort to improve health care in New Albany takes another step forward Saturday with the opening of a free clinic in our community. Agape Clinic will be open at 10 a.m. this Saturday at 505 North St. in the Historic Northside Neighborhood and will offer free health care for those without medical insurance. Officials […]

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