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Two magazines highlight week

It’s a big week here at the Gazette. We’re all a little tired, but a bit excited, too. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with the election. After 45 years in the newspaper business, I don’t get too worked up about elections. Sometimes my choice of a candidate wins, sometimes he or she loses. […]

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Vigilance on schools

The 2013 Mississippi legislative session will not get under way until January, but already the state’s Republican leadership is beating the drum for raiding the public education treasury to create so-called charter schools. According to an Associated Press report, Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Republican legislative leaders appeared before hundreds of business […]

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Vote on Tuesday

Tuesday is election day across the country, but because Mississippi is not a “swing” state, we have missed (or been spared depending on your point of view) most of the national television ads in the presidential race. Mississippi, like most of the South, was penciled into the Republican column long before any nominee was selected. […]

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Chided into a birthday plan

We got a glimpse of what may be ahead for New Albany in a presentation this week at the annual meeting of the New Albany Main Street Association. The speaker was Kitty Dougoud, director of Historic Georgetown in Kentucky, where Toyota builds the Camry, Versa and other vehicles at a plant that has been open […]

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Population growth

We got a glimpse of what may be ahead for New Albany in a presentation this week at the annual meeting of the New Albany Main Street Association. The speaker was Kitty Dougoud, director of Historic Georgetown in Kentucky, where Toyota builds the Camry, Versa and other vehicles at a plant that has been open […]

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Sharing at Chritmas

Today the Gazette starts its 38th annual Sharing at Christmas push for money to help provide holiday help for families in need in Union County. Although the Sharing at Christmas program has been sponsored by the Gazette all these years, it really is about the community, not the newspaper. It’s about all those who provide […]

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Crowds, big and not so big

To no one’s surprise, our readers chose RiverFest as the best city-wide event in our annual Best of the Best balloting. It wins every year, and this one followed the pattern. I guess I wasn’t really supposed to tell you that, because the results won’t be made public until the special section appears in the […]

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Chili event Saturday

The Hill Country Halloween and Chili Cook-off is set for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday on the Union County Courthouse lawn. This will be the second year of the event, which is a redo of the former Trick or Treat Downtown. It is sponsored by the New Albany Main Street Association. Events include a […]

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Maintaining property

The City of New Albany is considering a proposal to upgrade its current building code regulations to put more emphasis on property maintenance. Brock White, city code enforcement officer, has asked the Board of Aldermen to adopt a property maintenance ordinance to more clearly identify to property owners what needs to be done to meet […]

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Wait for lost puppies is over

Mama Dog isn’t wandering our street or sitting at the corner, waiting and watching for her puppies anymore. Mama Dog is dead. She was shot with a tranquilizer gun last week in our yard, a few feet from the green plastic dog dish from which Jenny and I had been feeding her. Hers is a […]

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