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Ricky Nobile

       

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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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French with a nasal twang?

The first thing that came to mind when I opened the Christmas package was “Be careful what you wish for.” Then an intense feeling of anxiety came over me. Maybe even a little fear. After all these years, could I really do it? Am I too old to learn the basics? Would I really devote […]

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“Premium” insurance

Once in a while something happens that is so illogical that it boggles our mind. For the second year in a row, the city of New Albany’s handling of its property insurance coverage falls in that category. The Board of Aldermen, on a 3-2 vote, last week decided to keep its insurance business with Dickson […]

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Union County has good neighbors

Dear Editor: In Union County, who is my neighbor? When I was in need, I can say everyone I had any contact with was truly the good neighbor! We were in Union County in mid-December to do some work at our place in the Pinedale community. All went well until the day we planned to […]

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Fiscal cliff compromise

Our representative in Congress, Alan Nunnelee, voted against the compromise bill that preserves current income tax rates on most Americans, while increasing the rates on households that earn more than $450,000. We’re disappointed in his action. The bill got bi-partisan support and passed the Senate 89 to 8 and the House, 257 to 167. It […]

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Lynn West: Tanglefoot getting closer

The rails-to-trails project won’t be ready by the first of the year, but the current projection is for April. That’s for the paved 10-foot path; the community way stations are still to come and virtually nothing has been done on the trailheads for Houston, Pontotoc and New Albany – the three big-money items. Even though […]

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