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Wayne Mitchell

Mothers’ Club plans ahead

Last spring Joy Fisher called and asked if I would come speak to a meeting of the New Albany Mothers’ Club. I said I would if I didn’t have a conflict. “When would you like me to come?” I asked, as I opened my appointment calendar. “At 3 p.m. on April 8, 2015,” she said. […]

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Not “pie in the sky”

It was about five years ago that Mayor Tim Kent first mentioned to us that he wanted to raise or replace the old railroad bridge over Main Street in downtown New Albany. The mayor thought the bridge, with the misspelled word painted on its side, was not attractive and was a safety hazard for trucks […]

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Alcohol in the park

The New Albany Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to allow its tourism department to serve alcohol at a dinner May 22 in the Park Along the River. The board voted 3 to 1 to allow alcohol to be served at a $50-a-plate event in the public park. Voting in favor were Aldermen Jeff Olson, Scott […]

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A wise man retires

It’s hard to think of the Union County Fair without Stanley Wise, but we are going to have to get used to it. Wise retired last Thursday as Mississippi State’s Union County Extension Director, ending nearly 30 years of work with extension service, the last 15 here in Union County. During Wise’s tenure the fair, […]

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Graduation or dinner?

Here in New Albany we take great pride in our public schools and in our students and their accomplishments. One of the ways we recognize those accomplishments is the annual high school graduation ceremony. We are a close-knit community and each year many of our residents turn out to support a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, […]

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Charitable giving

The amount of money distributed this year by the United Way of Northeast Mississippi to agencies that serve Union County was a pleasant surprise. The United Way distributed $90,704 to 27 agencies, which is 50 percent more than the $60,525 last year. Last year was a low point in recent memory; the year before $77,405 […]

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Wayne Mitchell

It’s time for the memories

Our son Joe is shopping for a watch. Yes, he still wears one, even though he’s part of the generation that has mostly forsaken watches in favor of just keeping a smart phone in one hand much of the time. But he keeps his cell phone in his front pants or shorts pocket, sort of […]

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Ricky Ford at NEMCC

We applaud the selection by the college’s Board of Trustees of Ricky G. Ford of Booneville to take over as president of Northeast Mississippi Community College in July. Ford, currently executive vice-president of the school, has spent most of his career to this point at Northeast, serving as a coach, admissions counselor, athletic director and […]

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Theater seat expansion

New Albany got more good manufacturing news last week with the announcement of the expansion of VIP Cinema Seating in our community. The company, the world’s largest manufacturer of premium cinema seating, introduced luxury reclining seating to the theater industry in 2008 and has been on a roll ever since. The current expansion is into […]

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Wayne Mitchell

A magazine and two goodbyes

Today is Administrative Professionals Day, part of a week dedicated to the people in many organizations who provide the support that helps keep them running. It wasn’t always called that. The day and the week began as National Secretaries Week in 1952.Both the title of the week and the day were changed in 2000 to […]

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