Opinions are whatever you read into them

In the truest of classic form, my year is ending as I duck that two-sided sword. Everyone knows that when you express your opinion, someone, somewhere will disagree. Often times, however, out-of-the-blue, comes disagreements with opinions you never had in the first place. My case in point is the phone call our managing editor, David […]

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Local National Guard Armory “substandard?”

During Christmas for the past two years, I have spent more time in the New Albany Armory than any other building in Union County other than the New Albany Gazette Building and my house. No, I’m not a member of Troop C, 108th Armed Calvary Unit of the Mississippi National Guard, but I would be […]

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Toyota news not what we wanted to hear

Toyota’s announcement on Monday was not the kind of news most Northeast Mississippian’s would call welcome on the eve of Christmas. Of course, such news would not be welcome at any time of the year anyway. It’s not secret that we have all been somewhat nervous about the progress of the Toyota project partly as […]

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All the money’s in a bank in Beverly Hills in somebody else’s name

There are few Americans in my age group who do not have parents or close relatives who were touched by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and/or the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), two big-government programs that saved a nation and it’s people. Many of us privately feel gratitude to our government for making their survival possible, […]

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Sharing at Christmas needs your help

The cartoon to the right of this editorial clearly exemplifies the plight of local charities during these hard economic times. The wheels are literally off of the meals-on-wheels program. Obviously, this newsaper is vitally interested in the continued contributions to Sharing at Christmas, as it has been for over 30 years. However, things are really […]

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Ingomar splits contests with Okolona

Things are coming together piece-by-piece for the Ingomar Lady Falcons. Saturday night’s pieces of the puzzle came in the form of a pair of double-doubles from Brittany Edwards and Shelly Grisham. “Brittany, Shelly, and Claire (Wise) were behind our guard play at the start of the season, but they have been working real hard to […]

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Lady Hawks hand NAHS first loss of the season

Aspriona Gilbert lived up to the hype as she had 24 points in Myrtle’s 50-49 upset over New Albany Friday night. The Lady Hawks took advantage of Jazmine Spears’ early foul trouble, as the Lady ‘Dawgs leader picked up her third foul at the 6:05 mark in the second quarter. “We’re a different team when […]

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Garrison celebrates 2nd birthday

Jon Everett Garrison celebrated his second birthday on January 3, 2009 at the Neely Baptist Church Fellowship Building. The party had a cowboy theme and many family and friends attended the party. Jon’s parents are Correal and Jonathan Garrison of New Albany. His grandparents are Phillip and Shelia Jones, Paul Lee Garrison and the late […]

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A nation of many faiths

  For many Christians there exists a prevailing mythology that America was established as a Christian nation. They envision the founders sitting around trying to put the language of Scripture into the framework of the Constitution. But the myth, while powerful and certainly durable in the imaginations of many believers, is just that—imaginary.    Were […]

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Sharing at Christmas provides a blessing to all of those who make it happen.

For over 30 years, The New Albany Gazette and staff have had the privilege of organizing and contributing to an effort to provide food boxes to those of our neighbors who are in need during the Christmas season. This year has been no different. We have been blessed with this opportunity to share, along with […]

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Santa letters soon to be thrown in U.S.P.S. trash

As we were all feverishly typing the Dear Santa letters for the Santa Letter’s section that was published this past Friday, our circulation manager received a telephone call from the postmaster here in New Albany. He had called to advise us that in the future the postal service can no longer forward Santa letters addressed […]

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Santas, gifts, newspapers

Yes, ‘tis the uniquely American season for mistletoe and holly, tinsel and toys, Santas and sleighs, carols and crèches, good cheer and anachronistic poetic contractions. ‘Twas a time when Christmas in America was a less hectic season. Why, the Puritans even banned its celebration. But the Dutch brought their bearded Sancte Claus or Sinterclaas to […]

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Without finesse, senate seats are hard to sell

I was off on Tuesday attempting to get control of this coughing, sneezing malady I have developed, and what happens while I’m gone? The Governor of the State of Illinois gets himself arrested for trying to sell President-elect Barrack Obama’s former seat in the United States Senate to the highest bidder, the wind blew a […]

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Give a goat as a gift

With the proliferation of catalogs being sent and delivered this Christmas season, the tendency is to immediately throw them in the trash, unless, of course the lady of the house gets to them first. Most of these catalogs look very much alike and offer discounts and specials for most every type of merchandise imaginable. This […]

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