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Praise for movie

Dear Editor:      Our freedoms are being taken away one by one, and so many of us are standing by and letting it happen. A nativity scene was erected for 75 years at one elementary school, but because the ACLU contended that the school was endorsing Christianity, which this organization defines as a violation […]

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Wastewater treatment

New Albany’s Light, Gas and Water utility has quietly gone about fixing a problem at the city’s wastewater treatment plant and now is tackling another one. The utility has spent $400,000 to both increase the holding capacity of the city’s lagoons and increase the amount of wastewater it can process daily. The money came from […]

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Wailing stops, watch continues

The barking and wailing has stopped. She just wanders our street, often stopping to sit a half-block away at the corner. She slinks away if we approach. Sometimes she circles through several yards, but she usually ends up back near the corner. She’s waiting and looking – looking for her puppies. But they’re not coming […]

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Charitable giving

The United Way campaign for 2012 has been going on since August, and up to now the campaign has raised 28 percent of its goal of $2.3 million. A number of major groups, including those involved in health care, have yet to finish their employee campaigns so the total may be misleading. But in fundraising, […]

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Collecting city taxes

The City of New Albany has done the fair thing in agreeing to pay more money to Union County for collecting city taxes. The Board of Aldermen decided Tuesday on a 4-1 vote to pay 1.5 percent of city taxes collected to the county for handling the collection. That will amount to about $60,000 this […]

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Guilty of an annoying cell phone

Should I or shouldn’t I? Should I or shouldn’t I what, you ask? Use my cell phone while shopping. I had just read the column by Rheta Grimsley Johnson in the Gazette Friday about how much she hates to listen to other people’s mindless cell phone conversations in the grocery store. She calls it “unavoidable […]

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Recognizing performance

Often we take for granted businesses or institutions right in our own community. Sometimes it takes recognition from outside the community to remind us of what we’ve got right here in New Albany. An example is our local hospital. It’s there, with lots of good people taking care of our needs day in and day […]

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RiverFest report card

RiverFest has come and gone and it’s time to look at the report card. Here’s the way we saw it: Overall, RiverFest was very successful and the parts that make up the whole appear to be on the right track. Attendance was up 30 percent at the Community Kickoff Luncheon. The William Faulkner Literary Competition […]

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Exhausted from food, music and fun

Whew! I’m still worn out from all the activities last week. I guess I’m a little worn out by the end of every week, but last week was not an “every week” sort of thing for me. That’s because I’m not involved in helping put on a luncheon for 160 people every week. It’s not […]

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Fund the formula

Some legislators, tired of being reminded that they have failed to follow their own law in providing money to public schools, now want to tinker with the law’s formula. The law containing the formula, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, was passed in 2002 to try to improve the low education standing of the state in […]

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