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The Playhouse

May has been a momentous month for our oldest grandchild, Camea. She graduated from Mississippi College after four years of great grades and accomplishments that made her grandparents gleam! In the midst of this monumental month, she’s watched us move her grandparents’ home from Etta to Brandon. Tonight she dropped by our new home for […]

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Improving city water

New Albany has taken another major step toward improving its water system. New Albany Light, Gas & Water has been approved for a federal grant of $1.3 million to help pay for new water lines along much of North Street, as well as add a water tank, booster pump station and two new wells to […]

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4th grade too tough for me?

May is my dumbest month. Oh, I don’t feel too smart most months. April isn’t good, but May is the worst. By the middle of the month, I’m wondering how I ever got out of elementary school. It’s all my wife’s fault. Jenny starts fretting about how her fourth graders are going to do on […]

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Bluegrass Saturday

This Saturday is New Albany’s annual foray into bluegrass and fiddlin’ music as the community hosts the Down From the Hills Heritage Music and Mississippi Blue Grass Championships. The annual festival, which started here in 2002, brings competitors in fiddle, guitar, banjo, dobro and mandolin together from around Mississippi and neighboring states. It also features […]

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Liquor rules a formality

We think the New Albany Board of Alderman acted responsibly in approving unanimously the ordinance to make the sale of wine and liquor legal in the city beginning June 6. No one offered comments on the ordinance at the public hearing Tuesday before the vote was conducted. With that, what had been a contentious issue […]

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Change is the only constant

We’re 124 years old. No, not me personally, although some days I feel a little like it. I’m talking about the Gazette, which published its first issue in 1889. An article in that first issue predicted the Gazette would be around for a long time. What constitutes a long time is a matter of opinion, […]

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Taking a bold step

The announcement yesterday of a partnership between the Toyota Education Endowment Fund and Mississippi State University to provide a course in development of web applications was overshadowed by city elections in New Albany and Tupelo. But the long-term ramifications of the course, the first to be funded by the Toyota Endowment Fund, are significant and […]

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Go to polls on Tuesday

Next Tuesday’s primary election is important in New Albany because all of the races except Alderman, Ward 4, and Alderman, Ward 3, will be decided that day. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Union County Courthouse to elect the mayor, the police chief, and three aldermen, as well as […]

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The New Albany city primary elections will be held next Tuesday.

After a very quiet early campaign, candidates have been knocking on doors the past few weeks and taking part in forums and other opportunities to present their views on important issues to the voters. We at the News Exchange have posed a variety of questions on important issues over the past months and have asked […]

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The Playhouse

It was in April of last year that my conscience began meeting with me in my closet. My rack of hanging clothes had no sliding room, and it was a squeeze effort to add freshly ironed items. My conscience would point to the crowed rack and chide me for my clothing surplus. I would defend […]

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