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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding The calendar said mid-January; my closet said fleece and wool sweaters; our backyard said dormant and dead; our pantry said soup and chili; my nightwear said flannel and socks; my makeup counter said Vaseline and Chap Stick; my shoe rack said boots and boots; my skin tones said pale and more pale; […]

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Furniture academy a step forward

We have applauded efforts by the New Albany-Union County Career and Technical Center and Northeast Mississippi Community College at New Albany staff to increase focus on technical training as opposed to pursuit of a four-year academic degree. Not only may a technical profession be a better choice for some, but it may well lead to […]

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NE region will benefit from furniture academy

By Lisa Bryant General Manager The Governor was at the Tupelo Furniture Market on Thursday this past week to announce the opening of the Furniture Academy. This is a 28-hour program that prepares men and women to work in the furniture Industry offered at ICC and Northeast Mississippi Community College. Here in Northeast Mississippi furniture […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding My side of the brick wall that separates our property from our neighbor is in the shade. His is in the sun. That’s the reason I requested the growing spot for tomato plants that I promised to share. He very kindly agreed. It’s an approximate 8’ x2’ raised planting bed that Othel […]

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Letter: Progress only happens when we all work together

Dear Editor, As I see it, the agenda for the New Year that you proposed in your editorial of Dec. 28 is right on target. As a senior citizen of New Albany I would like to add a few items that are of particular importance to Baby Boomers. With regard to development on the east […]

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When did a phone quit being a phone

By Lisa Bryant General Manager Do you remember when a phone was something you talked on?? I know this is going to date me and really show my age, but my, we have come a long way. I can remember when having a phone in our home was just one phone that the entire family […]

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Interested voters needed for good government

The race for municipal office is off to a relatively slow but interesting start in New Albany. Only a few candidates have qualified but they include a challenger to the incumbent mayor and two incumbent aldermen who are running for different offices than they now hold. No offense to present office-holders but we hope there […]

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Low jobless rate good but tech training still important

Union County’s unemployment rate for November was 4.0 percent – fifth lowest in the entire state. Our rate has been among the five or six lowest for a couple of years now. Most probably see this as good news. Nearly all our people are working. But others see a down side. They fear having too […]

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The Gazette has its own goals for year

This past week the Gazette listed an agenda of goals for the city and county that the newspaper wants to emphasize over the coming year. The Gazette has another agenda, however: goals for itself. The newspaper’s performance has been good, but there is always room for improvement. Below are some of the concerns for the […]

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The gift of a small-town newspaper staff

By Lisa Bryant General Manager Below is a article that was written by Ed Henninger, owner of Henninger Consulting from Rock Hill, SC. I have shared his column with my staff’s at the beginning of each year for several years to remind them of the value they bring to our community and why we continue […]

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