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Trees along city roadways: Guest Opinion by Johnny Anderson

March 7, 2019 // 4 Comments

TREES, TREES, TREES Please allow me to explain my position on trees along roadways within the city limits of New Albany. I was born in the country, am a country boy at heart and love trees. I have climbed, cut, sawed, split, cleared, burned and anything else you can imagine related to trees and tree limbs. I am not [Continue Reading]

Rural Mississippians Deserve Internet Service the Same as Anyone Else

November 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Ask any elected official in Mississippi if people living in rural areas deserve the same quality of life as people living in cities and you will probably get a quick “yes,” but that isn’t what current state policy says. Internet service has become a necessity for modern life, but far too many Mississippians live [Continue Reading]

Steve Patterson: The day the music died

November 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

“I can’t remember if I cried When I read about his widowed bride Something touched me deep inside The day the music died” — “American Pie,” Don McLean   Mama cried. I fought. Friday November 22, 1963. How the nation’s music went silent Steve Patterson An assassin’s bullet [Continue Reading]

Steve Patterson: A Christian Democrat Speaks

October 15, 2018 // 1 Comment

  If America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great. –Alexis de Tocqueville, “Democracy in America”   It came out of nowhere, like a stealth bomber dropping its payload on my unsuspecting self. “Hello, Mr. Patterson how are you?” she said as I stood in a Jackson book store [Continue Reading]

“Just another dumb Southerner!” Steve Patterson opinion

September 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

“Only southerners have taken horsewhips and pistols to editors about the treatment or maltreatment of their manuscript. This – the actual pistols – was in the old days, of course, we no longer succumb to the impulse. But it is still there, within us.”         William Faulkner, The Sound and the [Continue Reading]

Indoor dogs and 4% rain: glad we dodged the other 96%

June 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

At NAnewsweb.com, we have recently acquired a dog. Until then, we rarely noted the weather, unless the sirens were blasting. Prissy strayed up to our home a few months ago, caught our attention by eating out of our front porch bird feeder and hung around for the several weeks it took us to decide we wanted a dog. A [Continue Reading]
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