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County lets sunshine in on actions

Something extraordinary happened at the meeting of the Union County Board of Supervisors Monday. They actually followed Mississippi’s open meeting law concerning executive session, thanks to board attorney Thad Mueller. This is noteworthy because no one knowledgeable we talked with could remember a governmental body doing this here before. To be fair, no one has […]

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High School Sports in the spring

By Lisa Bryant, General Manager As February comes to an end and March winds begin to blow, it feels like high school sports have gone into hyper overdrive. If you see any of our sports writers out there and they look a little haggard it is because they are following the basketball teams, boys and […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding Fashion totally frustrates me in its ability and power to dictate what’s “in” and what’s not.  I could cite more than a few examples, but it’s the exposed zippers in today’s fashion with which I take issue. My grandmothers and mother were at home in front of their sewing machines.  I suppose most […]

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CodeRED may save your life

We are already well into the time of year when most tornadoes occur, and people have died as a result of some that have happened. One of the key factors in reducing injury and death due to tornadoes is the amount of warning time those in the path of storms have. Warning time has increased […]

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Northside association is good neighbor to emulate

This past week the Historic Northside Neighborhood Association held a meeting to determine whether there was interest in reactivating the organization after being dormant for several years. A larger-than-expected crowd showed up and virtually everyone enthusiastically participated in the discussion. Some city officials were also their to express support. HNNA was created in large part […]

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New Albany retail is strong

By Lisa Bryant The recent sales tax numbers released by the state show New Albany has had a record year in sales tax growth. The same was true last year. Those recent numbers are an indicator of the strength of the retail base in New Albany. You can walk down Bankhead and Main Street and […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding The squeals, giggles, shouting and races through the hall were an abrupt change from the two-dweller lifestyle that Othel and I engage in every day. All the noise was coming from the Birmingham home, but it was a blessed grandchildren noise – most of the time! News of the refugee crisis would […]

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Government should make sure library stays open

This past week it became known that the Union County Library System was having trouble meeting its budget and would have to reduce services. For several years the library had seen little increase in regular funding but did experience decreasing grant support even as expenses continued to rise. A personnel grant cut by Gov. Phil […]

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Fix our roads

Dear Editor: Take a ride on Bankhead St., or on Barkley Dr. Go on CR 115 in the county, or any other direction, north, south, east or west, and what do you find? Decrepit roads and even more, “decrepit” officials, city and county, that get on one issue, such as Tangle Foot Trail or the […]

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Schools act to plan for possible bomb scare, other emergencies

There was a time in many residents’ memories when it was safe to go to bed during the summer in New Albany protected only by an unlocked screen door. There was the communist menace, the threat of a nuclear holocaust, of course, but although they inspired fear they were thousands of miles away. Sadly, the […]

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