Dear Editor: In the wake of the recent murder of 20 school children, the issue of gun control is again a primary topic of public debate. The foremost responsibility of any government is the protection of its citizens. However, fulfilling this responsibility does not in any way justify the disarming of law-abiding citizens so as […]
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A year ago I surprised my wife at Christmas by replacing her several-years-old cell phone, which was just a phone, with one of those fancy iPhones. You know, the kind with Siri, the woman who (sometimes) is able to answer your questions. Jenny was sort of happy, a bit shocked, and even a little miserable […]
We take pride in providing the news in an objective fashion in our news columns. But here in this space we offer our opinion, and provide space in our Letters to the Editor column for yours. As we enter 2013, we want to let you know where we stand on important community issues. We support: […]
The end of the year is a good time to stop and reflect on some of the things that have have moved our community forward. Everyone could make his or her own list, of course, but we have jotted down five things that we think fit. Three involve the City of New Albany, one education […]
Each year I fret about it for a couple months. Well, dread it for a couple of months might be a better way to put it. In the end, though, it always works out. I’m talking about Sharing at Christmas, the Gazette’s annual holiday fundraising program that helps make the holidays brighter for many families […]
The United Way has surpassed its 2012 campaign goal of $2.3 million in fundraising across seven counties, including Union, that are part of the United Way of Northeast Mississippi. Last week the campaign announced it had received campaign pledges totaling $2,411,346, a number that some in the community thought would be difficult to achieve. It […]
Jenny was giving our son Joe some tips about driving in the dark to and from Oxford, where she teaches fourth grade and he commutes to Ole Miss. “Get behind a truck and stay there,” she said. “Just stay in your lane and don’t pass; that way, you’re not likely to hit a deer.” “But […]
New Albany and Union County have completed all the requirements to become an Excel by 5 certified community in Mississippi. It’s time to give ourselves a pat on the back because only nine communities in the state have completed the steps to be part of the program that supports early childhood education. Excel by 5 […]
The city of Corinth has become the first to take advantage of a new state law that allows city voters to determine whether they want the sale of wine and spirits permitted within city limits. Voters in Corinth Tuesday voted overwhelmingly – 70 percent to 30 percent – for the change. Corinth leaders said after […]
It’s time for the publishing event of the Mitchell family year. No, not another one of my not-very-good columns in the Gazette, like the one you’re reading now. I’m talking about the Mitchell family Christmas letter. Sometimes I agonize about it for weeks, trying to put the family’s best foot forward. Some years that’s harder […]
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