My wife Jenny is ready for some home cooking. She says she had enough, maybe one too many, restaurant meals on our Thanksgiving holiday trip to visit my sister and her husband in Kansas City. In last week’s column, I wrote about how much I resisted eating food that came from strangers’ kitchens. I didn’t […]
The sale of the Parks Chevrolet-Buick-GMC dealership in New Albany marks the end of an era that has spanned 95 years. What started with William N. “Newt” Parks Sr. (Bill Parks’ great-grandfather) opening Parks Auto Co. in 1919 and selling Studebakers ended with the sale of the family-owned business to Joe Marshall of Tupelo on […]
NEW ALBANY – After seven years as the Bulldogs head coach, Ron Price announced his resignation to the New Albany school board on Thursday. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to have been the head coach….the last seven years have been an honor,” Price said. Price’s resume as he departs the Bulldogs program includes a 44-40 […]
University tuition costs are going up again at eight public universities, including the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University. The College Board is about to approve increases that average 3.2 percent, but are 5 percent at both of the two flagship state universities. Tuition and fees at both schools will be about $7,500 a […]
Reporter Angie Barmer was telling me about her interview for a story on how making jewelry as a hobby turned into a business for a couple of local people. She related how Al Stanford was a residential contractor for 20 years, but when the recession hit in 2008, his business faltered. One day he started […]
The first salvo in election-year look-at-me politics has been sounded with Gov. Phil Bryant’s proposal Monday for an income tax cut for roughly 300,000 tax filers. The governor has included a tax credit for families making up to $52,000 a year in his budget recommendation to next year’s Legislature. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves also is […]
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi officials held the plant’s first Veterans’ Day ceremony Tuesday, with participants from the three PUL Alliance counties that brought the company here and including the latest of the auto manufacturer’s charitable donations. TMMMS President Masafumi Hamaguchi presented a check for $2,500 to Post Commander Michael Pettigrew for American Legion Post 49, […]
The exhibit “Folks, Art & Faulkner” is nearing its close at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany. Visitors will have through Nov. 19 to see the exhibit and vote on their favorite piece. All but one of the winners have been chosen. Artists who were winners in this exhibit took home cash prizes. […]
The face of downtown New Albany will change in a few more weeks with the opening of the new Van-Atkins Jewelers store. Owner Chuck Cooper is moving from the former Bank of New Albany building next to the Tanglefoot Trail Plaza to the building occupied by Winders Hardware for many years and, more lately, Tallahatchie […]
The Union County Circuit Clerk’s office has released more indictments returned by the Union County grand jury this past month. The grand jury returned 119 true bills of indictment, several of which have been published so far and several of which were involved in the large drug sweep two weeks ago. Newly released indictments include: […]
Dutch, the Union County Sheriff’s Department K9 dog, will be receiving a ballistic vest thanks to a grant from a nationwide Groupon event that has raised more than $335,000. The “Occasions” campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9s with bullet and stab protective vests ran Feb. 15 though March 5 at 11:59 p.m. EST. […]
Organizers of the Union County Job Fair held Wednesday were hoping at least 100 potential employees would show up. They had that many in the first 20 minutes the event was underway and ended up with 350 or more by the end of the five-hour fair. “I am thoroughly pleased with the entire event,” Union […]
Two events this week reminded us of the effective and important work two local nonprofit agencies do on shoestring budgets and without much fanfare. The Holiday Open House downtown Sunday and the Union County Job Fair Wednesday were both extremely successful. The Holiday Open House is one of the events sponsored by the New Albany […]
How do I get that woman to talk to me?” was the question. Jenny’s father was on the phone from her parents’ home in northern Kentucky and he thought Jenny would know the answer. “That woman” was Siri, the often annoying “assistant” that had fascinated him a year ago when Jenny demonstrated the voice-recognition feature […]
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