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A divided country cannot thrive

What has happened to our country? Civility, tolerance and any sense of cooperation seem to have vanished from our congressional body, and even to a degree in our state government. In what is likely the most disturbing and disagreeable presidential campaign in history, people are less concerned about electing a good, moral, qualified leader than […]

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Cancer patients, families, caregivers need our prayers

By Lisa Bryant General Manager October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I had the opportunity to attend a luncheon on Friday that was heart-breaking and inspirational at the same time. I, like everyone at that luncheon, received a blessing from the two women who shared their experience with breast cancer. Each woman experienced different […]

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The Playhouse

by Camille Anding The marquee is about a mile from our house – near the street and in front of its neighborhood church. The pastor keeps a scripture verse on it that I appreciate for its truth and wise reminders for all the traffic that read it. The pastor’s present post is from Isaiah 43: […]

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We plan to be more involved

By this time next week The New Albany Gazette will have moved to its new, permanent location. We will be at 130 W. Bankhead St. in the former Hamilton Hardware building, now a part of Hamilton Place, next to Cooper Park. The move away from Carter Avenue, where the newspaper had been for 40 years […]

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Communicating with families

By Lisa Bryant General Manager How many times have you wanted to talk to your child, but said, I might as well text him or her? What happened to talking to each other? What has happened is no one wants to take the time to actually talk. We want to tell someone what we need […]

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Letter to the editor: MAEP School Funding Formula – Change is coming

Is it really fair to declare the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) a failure when it has truly only been funded a single time in 20 years?  The next year, student achievement jumped.  One single, successful test and MAEP is now labeled a failure by the leadership, which now declares it s time to revise […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding He’s the baby and our baby which makes him very special. James, or James Wesley – which I like to call him, didn’t pick his birth order. He had no choice about being the caboose and “baby brother.” It was not his idea to always be Patton’s puppy dog led around by […]

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If we were running…

Municipal elections are coming up next year and potential candidates are no doubt trying to decide whether to qualify for one of the races in January. We’re not running, but if we were, there are several issues that would likely be planks in our campaign platform. • Parking – One would be to make tackling […]

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We are at the stage where none of our institutions are working or relevant

Letter to the editor: Look out your window, each morning, before departing. Look under and in your car. Buy a handgun; learn how to use it. Like the Boy Scouts: Be Prepared. For our state and country are going “to hell in a handbasket” and no one is looking out for the folks. The “politically […]

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Who says there is nothing to do in a small town

By Lisa Bryant General Manager I took a vacation day on Friday and spent the weekend with friends and family enjoying all kinds of things in our small towns. Friday was spent going to Wise Farms with my grandson’s Preschool. When the Preschool was looking for volunteers to help with the children, this Nana was first […]

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