Officials of the CREATE Foundation of Tupelo spent time this week updating Union County officials on the latest plans for development of an advanced vocational-technical school near the Toyota manufacturing plant. The school, to be called Wellspring Center for Professional Futures, is expected to cost $35 million. The first courses are expected to focus on […]
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Tis the season – the political season, that is. That means it’s also the time when we get lots of questions about our policies about candidates, political advertising, letters to the editor, and the like. So here’s an attempt to go over our general policies about elections and candidates. We think running for political office […]
The announcement last week that Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County plans a major expansion is good news for our community. It signifies Baptist’s ongoing commitment to its hospital here and to improving health care for New Albany and the surrounding area. Baptist announced that it plans a $12 million addition on the back side of the […]
Only lately have I begun to feel old, and then, thankfully, just occasionally. But if you want to have the weight of your years begin to crush you, consider some of the things that are familiar to you, but that the next generation after you is oblivious to. Monday I was at City Hall when […]
One of the items I found when I sorted through some of Mother’s books was a large, dog-eared book of nursery rhymes. I opened its musty smelling pages and breathed childhood! I could picture sitting close to Mother while she read these rhymes and riddles to me. As I turned the worn pages I was […]
There, amid the junk mail in the mailbox, was a bright blue envelope with a return address that caught my eye: Raytown High School Class of 1963. It can’t be, I thought. I did the math. It is. It has been 50 years since I graduated from high school in the suburbs of Kansas City, […]
Mississippi appears headed down the road of diluting the money available for public education by approving legislation that allows competing “charter schools” to be created. The Senate has passed a particularly heinous bill supported by anti-public school interests that would allow an unlimited number of charter schools to be created. Only public school districts with […]
The Mississippi Legislature is considering a proposal that would provide some state money and standards for preschool programs in the state. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn had a press conference Wednesday to show support for bills that would provide the first state aid to early childhood education. The legislation would provide […]
One of the things Jenny liked about me before she even met me was that I bragged that I was a gardener. She thought she had found a kindred spirit. Now, 13 years later, she says I can’t tell a weed from a flower, or at least I can’t when it’s time to pull weeds […]
In its first year, it was an overwhelming success. This year we expect it will be even better. We, of course, are talking about the Amanda Price Memorial Run. More than 1,300 people, including more than 1,000 runners, turned out last year for the event, which honors Amanda Price, who was shot to death at […]
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- 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
- 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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