President Obama signed Thursday the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which was originally passed in 1994 under the leadership of then Sen. Joe Biden. The law has been widely touted as effective in increasing government prosecution and conviction rates in crimes of violence against women. Among other things it created a federal rape […]
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It wasn’t my idea of fun-filled Saturday night. But there we were. Jenny and I found ourselves slowly nudging our way up North Gloster Street in Tupelo, with what must have been a couple thousand other cars. It all started when Jenny was putting some things away in a drawer in our bathroom vanity here […]
The Tallahatchie River Players, our community theater group, is presenting “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” this weekend at the Cine Theater in the Magnolia Civic Center. The musical production is based on the Peanuts gang from the comic strip as they juggle a series of silly, heroic, frustrating and heartfelt stories throughout a single […]
The New Albany Schools Board of Trustees has taken a big step forward in modernizing the energy-consuming equipment in its schools. The board, at the recommendation of Superintendent Jackie Ford, has voted to spend $2.8 million to make improvements at the elementary, middle and high schools. Much of the work involves replacement of much of […]
Customer service isn’t what it used to be, or is it? Well, yes and no based on our experiences last week. Saturday, my wife, son Joe and I drove to Tupelo to run a couple of errands. Our first stop was Petsmart to get a new light bulb for the small aquarium on our kitchen […]
The effort to improve health care in New Albany takes another step forward Saturday with the opening of a free clinic in our community. Agape Clinic will be open at 10 a.m. this Saturday at 505 North St. in the Historic Northside Neighborhood and will offer free health care for those without medical insurance. Officials […]
The presentation last week about what first impressions visitors get of New Albany didn’t contain much of anything new or startling. It was pretty much what we’ve heard before from other groups. But that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Dr. Joe Fratesi, community development director with the Stennis Institute at Mississippi State University, outlined what […]
I would like to respond to the recent editorial article regarding the Wellspring Center for Professional Futures. In particular, I would like to address the following quote; “We translate ‘advanced manufacturing’ to mean training folks to work at Toyota.” That is simply not the case. As the senior consultant to the Wellspring Center, my […]
For months the folks who own Newsweek magazine hounded me about signing up for a digital subscription I could read on my iPad or similar such gadget. I didn’t take them up on their offer for a couple of reasons: First, I don’t have an iPad nor do I have any interest in having one. […]
On Tuesday, March 19, New Albany voters will decide whether they want the sale of wine and spirits to be permitted within city limits. Two Mississippi cities, Corinth and Senatobia, already have taken advantage of a new state law that permits cities to decide the issue in a city election. Currently, the sale of beer […]
- Saturday is deadline for voter registration for Nov. 3 election September 30, 2015
- Supervisors get update on debts owed to county October 2, 2015
- Witt named to NEMCC Hall of Fame October 2, 2015
- Low unemployment rate continues for county October 2, 2015
- Second Rubber Duck Regatta called success October 2, 2015
- Lady Urchins drop Mooreville from unbeaten ranks October 3, 2015
- Saturday noon is voter registration deadline October 2, 2015
- Lady Urchins secure division title with win over Baldwyn October 2, 2015
- Fast start gives Urchins win in division opener October 2, 2015
- Accolade for Baptist October 2, 2015
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