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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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Not working for a living

My father used to say that it was a good thing I went to college, because I never would have made it if I had to work for a living. He wasn’t kidding, either. By working for a living, he meant physical labor, the kind that he did all of his work life until he […]

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A coup for New Albany

New Albany reaches a new milestone next week as movers and shakers in business and development from all over the state converge on our city for a two-day conference. More than 100 people from out of town are expected Tuesday and Wednesday to attend the Mississippi Conference on Business and Entrepreneur Development, hosted by the […]

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Customer service boot camp may be in order to aid tourism

Customer service runs the gamut in New Albany. One can find examples of prompt, courteous service with accurate filling of orders and staff in establishments going the extra mile to solve a problem, or even to prevent one from happening. On the other hand, there are some – mostly habitual offenders – who make customers […]

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Any hint of ‘nuclear’ merits a full, transparent response

By Charlie Mitchell OXFORD – There was a dust-up last week about whether Mississippi should ever-ever-ever become a home for nuclear waste. Guess what? Mississippi has been a home for nuclear waste for nearly 30 years. As of 2008, there were 770 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in […]

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The Playhouse

Things I’ve learned in our search for a new church home: 1) Large cities have mega churches as well as small ones. They have a lot of both kinds. 2) Man has discovered a variety of ways to worship. It appears some have not read the Manual. 3) Most churches are oblivious to visitors, but […]

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