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Exhibit brings Army memories

Forty-six years ago this week was when the letter came. I was on my honeymoon, staying in a small motel across the street from Disneyland when my mother called from Kansas City. An official-looking letter had arrived addressed to me. Did I want her to open it? Inside was the notice to report for induction […]

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RiverFest report card

Each year, after RiverFest has come and gone, we take a look at how it fared and what, if anything, might make it better. Last year we noted that RiverFest had become very successful at drawing a crowd over the last several years and we thought the festival was generally on the right track. This […]

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The Playhouse

The significance of packing and moving the last item from our home of thirty-eight years was more than substantial, but that wasn’t my struggle today. It was what to keep and what to throw away as I sorted through the “archives” of our lives. My discipline had earned high marks in sorting through furniture and […]

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Recipe for destruction: Pay college athletes

“It’s Time To Pay College Athletes,” TIME magazine declares on its cover this week. Here’s another statement: “It’s Time To End Intercollegiate Sports.” By Charlie Mitchell Think about it. The two sound different. Fundamentally, though, they’re the same. Look at the Olympics. There are those of us old enough to remember before 1992 when all […]

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Tanglefoot opening

The Tanglefoot Trail officially opens tomorrow, bringing with it new opportunities for New Albany and Union County to demonstrate our hospitality. The more than 44-mile paved path starting in downtown New Albany and ending in Houston is expected to attract walkers, bikers, joggers and just-plain nature lovers. The trail, once followed by explorer Meriwether Lewis, […]

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Friday night football ritual

Somehow I got a few minutes behind schedule Friday night and was late arriving for the New Albany High School football game at Kitchens Field. My wife, Jenny, points out that my definition of late arrival is way different than hers. The first time we went to an Ole Miss game, we were standing in […]

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A first step toward pool

The New Albany Board of Aldermen has taken the first step toward development of a public swimming pool to serve our community. The board, in its new budget approved last week, authorized $10,000 for a feasibility study for a New Albany pool. In our mind, the question to be decided in the feasibility study is […]

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Achieving the pinnacle

The level of academic excellence that can be achieved in our New Albany Schools has been demonstrated for the second consecutive year. A New Albany High School senior, Jamie Crow, daughter of Darrell and Patricia Crow, is among 136 students in Mississippi to become a National Merit Semifinalist. Crow follows Joseph Male, son of the […]

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The Playhouse

“Do you want one big one or five little ones? Katie asked our three-year-old grandson, Major. He shuffled from one foot to the other, then back again. It was a tough decision. “I – I – I want one big one!” he answered with the satisfaction of making the right decision. I was occupied with […]

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Clarification

We want to clarify a point in a recent editorial about the lack of a police officer at New Albany Elementary School. We said the “Board of Aldermen has failed for years to budget for a school resource officer” at the school. Mayor Tim Kent points out that the board had not been asked by […]

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