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People may forget price of freedom

A couple of weeks ago we offered the opinion that Flag Day is a much-overlooked holiday and suggested people think more about the meaning and origins of our flag. We saw it as a unifying symbol for everyone in our country, especially given the divisive political climate of today. This past Saturday a community FreedomFest was […]

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Happy Fourth of July

By Lisa Bryant, General Manager Everyone knows that the 4th of July is known as Independence Day. That was the day that representatives of the 13 colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. But did you know that John Adams believed that July 2 was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of […]

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Board should be alcohol-neutral

We have mixed feelings about New Albany aldermen endorsing – if only tacitly – the sale of alcohol at city events on city property. The consumption of alcohol is legal on private property and we agree the decision to drink is the individual’s own business. That is, unless the individual drinks enough that it becomes […]

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Perfectly Pinterest People

By Lisa Bryant I am a fan of Pinterest and have gone to it more than once to find ideas and themes for parties, etc. but not everything on Pinterest is for the everyday person without some carpentry or chemist skills. I tried to make a sun catcher with multi colors to hang from your porch […]

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The Playhouse

Last week I ran across a folded piece of paper in the back of a drawer and saw that it was a “Playhouse” article that I probably meant to type and achieve. It described a grandchildren event during a summer vacation. Since the Birmingham grands are with us this week, I was considering re-using the […]

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Guest editorial: Mississippi’s public health funding crisis

From ensuring safe food, safe milk, and safe water to preventing the spread of infectious diseases, from providing emergency preparedness readiness, to promoting healthier, safer communities . . . these are all a part of the healthcare system in Mississippi that is called public health. A system that is in place as a first line […]

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Part-time director for civic center a good idea

We have heard that the civic center board may be considering hiring a part-time director for the facility. That’s a good idea, and possibly one that is overdue. When the city was first given use of the former movie theater and adjacent buildings there was some fear that it would become a white elephant and […]

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Five Women and Two Babies

Five women, a four-year-old and an 11-month-old is the perfect recipe for a great weekend trip to the beach. The trip began Friday morning, packing two vehicles with enough luggage to support five women for three days was surprisingly light, although the smallest person on the trip took up most of the space. Anyone traveling […]

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Letter: State’s action may close some library doors

As a citizen of Mississippi, I understand that state government officials are tasked with maintaining a balanced budget and keeping spending in check during difficult economic times. As Executive Director of the Mississippi Library Commission, I am truly concerned for communities across our state due to the outcome of the recent legislative session. Along with […]

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Looks like summer is here

By Lisa Bryant, General Manager Memorial Day seems to be the unofficial beginning of summer. Graduation was last week and school will start back the first week of August. That only gives families about eight weeks to work in their vacations. Many have booked their vacations or are making plans to head out to their […]

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