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Bobbie Gentry “It’s the third of June…”

June 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

Whatever happened to Bobbie Gentry? It’s the third of June. Seems like a good day to ask that question for the millionth time. Perhaps no other American writer in the past hundred years has so quickly and completely captured the country’s imagination, enjoyed huge success and fame, and then disappeared [Continue Reading]

Passing the buck in Mississippi – whenever the bucks go missing

April 26, 2019 // 1 Comment

The art of Passing the Buck   Passing the buck: At last, Mississippi’s state government is among the nation’s best at something. It knows how to bask in the limelight, be it real or imagined. It also adept at passing the buck when daylight shines on its problems. The legislature recently passed, and [Continue Reading]

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]
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