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The Playhouse

They call it a courtyard. It’s my first. I’m more accustomed to seven acres of yard, boulders, hills, hollows, garden spot, and forest. The courtyard came with our new home – recently landscaped by its builder. Our backyard is larger – big enough to create a garden that can be manicured and watched in detail […]

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Fair takes a chance

The organizers of the Union County Fair have taken a bold step in an effort to take the fair up a notch. The fair, which will be held July 12-20, has decided to bring in an entertainer for a concert. Country music star Easton Corbin will appear in concert on Tuesday, July 16. “This is […]

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To the polls, again

One more election and we are done for the year. The actual, official municipal elections are next Tuesday, June 4, to select mayors, aldermen, and in some cases, chiefs of police. As always, everyone needs to go vote. Granted, there will be little interest here, other than in the Ward 4 alderman’s race, the only […]

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Charlie Mitchell: Champions of liberty are often the worst abusers

By Charlie Mitchell OXFORD – “What in the world are we doing? We look like Mississippi.” That’s what a disgusted Gov. Beverly Perdue said last May after 61 percent of voters in North Carolina cast ballots in favor of defining marriage in the state constitution as a legal bond between one man and one woman. […]

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Just relaxing on Memorial Day

What did you do on Memorial Day? We stayed home. We did some house cleaning and grilled hot dogs. That’s about it. We didn’t do a whole lot the entire weekend. Jenny and I don’t have any interest in car racing, NASCAR or otherwise, so we didn’t even watch the two big races in Indianapolis […]

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One board spot left

The election of Kevin Dale White to the New Albany Board of Aldermen leaves only one of the five spots to be decided. In Ward 4, first-term incumbent Will Tucker faces a challenge from businessman Terry Medlin. That race will be tallied in the general election June 4. The rest were decided in the Democratic […]

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Pride at graduation

It’s graduation week in our area high schools. By this evening 301 seniors, up from 274 last year, will have gotten their diplomas in the New Albany and Union County schools. Last night East Union Attendance Center graduated 58 and Ingomar graduated 42. Tonight 43 will graduate at Myrtle Attendance Center and 30 at West […]

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Too many bells and whistles?

Now, don’t get me wrong. Jenny loves her car and she has no interest in getting a different one. She drives it back and forth to work in Oxford and it has never let her down. She’s rolled up more than 80,000 miles, and it still looks about as nice as the day she first […]

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Farmer’s Market

The Biscuits and Jam Farmers’ Market has kicked off its second season on a vacant property between Fred’s and the Tallahatchie River Bridge. Moving the Saturday morning event to the prominent downtown spot last year turned out to be very successful. The market will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. each Saturday until […]

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Moore tornado a reminder for Union Countians to be vigilant and prepare

The phrase “no words can describe” is probably overused but after seeing some of the TV coverage of the tornado damage in Moore, Okla., I would think this is a case where it does apply. Perhaps the Union Countians who experienced the storms that have struck the Martintown and West Union areas have a sense […]

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