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RANT: Mattox a great choice for parade Grand Marshall

November 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Bill Mattox, the director of New Albany Lights, Gas, and Water (NALGW), has been named Grand Marshall of this year’s New Albany Christmas parade. The decision was made and announced by the New Albany Community Development Department a couple of days ago. In two words: Terrific choice! I agree with all the good [Continue Reading]

Rant: Why Mississippi needs younger candidates for political office

October 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

For the first time ever, both of Mississippi’s seats in the United States Senate will be decided in the same election cycle. For a state that receives about three dollars ($3.00) in federal revenue for each one dollar ($1.00) it pays in federal taxes, it’s a potentially momentous decision. The main reason [Continue Reading]

Rant: What are the political beliefs of Christians?

October 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

Is it possible to know the political beliefs of Christians as a whole? On Monday, posted Steve Patterson’s column in which he argues that the Democratic Party follows Christian beliefs more closely than the Republican Party. He’s a deep thinker and a good friend, learned, funny, generous [Continue Reading]

RANT: Presley’s Union County Task Force, some hope at last

August 8, 2018 // 1 Comment

People in New Albany and Union County have long suffered over-priced and under-performing internet and cell phone service. Now they have an opportunity to start doing something about it. Mississippi Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley will host a meeting focused on solutions to those problems at Union [Continue Reading]

Rant: Does New Albany need a sign ordinance at all?

June 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

According to its agenda, the New Albany Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing tomorrow evening, June 5, 2018, for its proposed new sign ordinance. Anyone with comments on the new rules governing signs in New Albany will be able to speak briefly. We have ranted so much during the last three years about the badly [Continue Reading]

RANT: Doing public business in secret meetings

April 11, 2018 // 1 Comment

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”                                         — Patrick Henry,  June 9, 1788 Too much public business in New Albany is conducted in secret meetings. Invariably, [Continue Reading] blogger discusses New Albany signs

March 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

It is expected that a new ordinance governing signs in New Albany will be proposed soon to the city’s Board of Aldermen. Work on the new ordinance started more than six months ago when the current sign ordinance, enacted in 2006, was the source of still another silly situation regarding a new commercial sign in [Continue Reading]
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