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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding It was a blend of a short vacation, football game and grandchildren sitting that kept us on the go for ten days and away from the comfort spot we call home. The last stage of our return was long and late. Every house on our street was dark and quiet when we […]

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Faulkner writing contest raises community’s reputation

Oxford may have the edge on New Albany in things Faulkner. After all, the writer did live there and write there longer. But a group of community citizens interested in preserving his connection to Union County and promoting the culture and heritage he wrote about have quietly been making inroads toward the university area’s dominance. […]

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We don’t know how to be grateful

By Lisa Bryant General Manager I was talking with a coworker about a family that had a child with cancer and we made the statement, “We don’t know how to be grateful.” Our children and grandchildren are healthy and happy without any big problems. I was watching the national news last night and saw where the […]

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Rogers praises community and Explore Magazine

My congratulations on publishing the finest magazine I’ve picked up in years! I am Beth Barrett Rogers. My Mom, Erline Barrett, was the “Mayor of Main Street” from 1961 when she bought and renamed Barrett’s Grocery until her death in 2001. My late father-in-law Mike Rogers was head of the Development Association and recruited Futorian […]

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Calvary United Methodist thanks emergency personnel for help during fire

On the evening of July 4, 2016, at approximately 7:43 p.m., lightning struck the education building of Calvary United Methodist Church and set the top floor on fire. Fortunately, a passerby immediately called 911. After receiving the call at 7:44 p.m., the New Albany Fire Department arrived on the Calvary UMC campus at 7:47 p.m. […]

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We need support for new city buildings

New Albany residents no doubt appreciate the fact that their city property taxes will not be going up this year. That’s not much of a surprise, if for no other reason than that most elected officials tend to try to avoid raising taxes the year before an election. Still, we should appreciate the fact that […]

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Remodeling: really a neverending story

By Lisa Bryant General Manager Home Improvement projects are something that goes along with owning a house. The problem is you never seem to get completed. There is always just one more project left to do. Last year we did a large project for us with the remodel of our living area of our house. […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding An early evening breeze scatters the first yellow leaves onto our porch, and I realize I am eager for the fall temps and deliverance from saturated humidity. There are other things for which I am also eager. As I observe church activities in today’s society, I grow eager for churches everywhere to […]

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We don’t need to forget Sept. 11

It’s been 15 years since the massive terror attack on our native soil. Images from Sept. 11, 2001 are seared into most people’s memory, as fresh today as they were when it happened. All this week some of those images have been called back up on TV as various programs commemorate the incidents and those […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding It was a football game but with a disappointing end. However, it was a learning session at the same time. Ole Miss fans had the option of enjoying great food at a giant tailgating party before the game. We mingled with new and old friends but had to SHOUT over the “background” […]

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