Kiwanis Hotbed

One of New Albany’s most well-known regional events is on tap this Saturday in the New Albany Memorial Gym. It’s the 24th annual Kiwanis Hotbed Classic, a premier prep sports event in Northeast Mississippi. “The Hotbed, often imitated, never duplicated” is the motto of the tournament, which is the granddaddy of them all when it […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Not willing to toss our stacks

They were stacked on the buffet in the dining room. They were stacked on the dresser and the bedside tables in the bedroom. And they were stacked in the home office. Parts of the house were beginning to look a little like one of those TV shows about hoarders and hoarding. You know – the […]

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Downtown crosswalks

Monday the state Department of Transportation painted new highly visible crosswalks on Bankhead Street at the intersections of Central Avenue, Railroad Avenue and Main Street. We think they will make downtown a little safer for pedestrians and will be helpful to visitors, especially at the Tanglefoot plaza. As we understand it, local resident Logan Rutledge, […]

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Arrogance in Jackson

Arrogance. There’s really no better word for the actions of the Mississippi Legislature in trying to prevent passage of a proposed state constitutional amendment that would require the state to meet its obligations to finance public education. The legislators hardly had time to dust off their chairs in the new legislative session before passing a […]

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New coach for Bulldogs

Now that the hoopla surrounding the introduction of Jake Hill as the new football coach at New Albany High School is over, we want to add our note of welcome. Hill was hired Dec. 12 by the New Albany School Board of Trustees and was introduced, along with his wife and children, at a community […]

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Wayne Mitchell

On becoming sort of a techie

My wife Jenny was a little pessimistic when she heard what I wanted for Christmas. She suggested I would get it and then resist spending the time required to learn to use it. I had asked her for a new computer. Not just any computer, but one of those Microsoft Surface Pro 3s that claims […]

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No chickens, thankfully

The New Albany Board of Aldermen this week finally disposed of an issue that has been before the board for seven months – whether residents should be allowed to keep chickens in residential neighborhoods. The board sensibly decided that chickens belong on farms, not in close-in developed areas. The only head-scratcher about this is why […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Need a purse for that phone?

Gazette reporter Angie Barmer was showing off the present she got for Christmas. It looked like one of those new computer tablets that keep getting smaller and smaller. Turns out I was wrong. It was a phone. And have you noticed they keep getting bigger and bigger? Angie got an iPhone 6 Plus. Apparently the […]

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Deal with bitter cold

The bitter cold weather this week is a reminder that it’s the season for winter problems around the house. House fires, frozen pipes, freezing pets – all the problems that come with winter temperatures we are experiencing. We encourage you to take extra precautions as we begin the real part of our southern winter. Fire […]

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Here’s our agenda

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 2015, we want to let you know where we stand on important community issues. We support: […]

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