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In the midst of an unprecedented global health and economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Mississippians from all walks of life have stepped up to meet the needs of our neighbors and communities. Each act, large and small, reminds us that we are all in this together.

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As we all hopefully attempt to do our part to curb the spread of COVID-19 by staying home, many turn to either TV, streaming services or social media to help pass the time. In fact, many media outlets are offering recommendations of shows, movies or other online offerings to binge and keep t…

It’s been over 20 years since I began Sugaree’s Bakery – baking from scratch in my home kitchen. And it’s truly amazing to think back on the past two decades and consider how far we’ve come and how much has changed thanks to new technology that allows us to reach a world of new customers.

The Pilot Club of New Albany’s annual Snowflake Ball has grown tremendously in a decade and, as someone who has covered it several times in the past few years for the New Albany Gazette, I’m glad to see its continued success.

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As the State Health Officer of Mississippi, it is my duty to ensure that the citizens of Mississippi are aware of the eminent public health threat created by the explosion of childhood vaping. Currently, more than 28 percent of high school students and more than 12 percent of middle school s…

Last week was an exciting one at the New Albany Gazette -- we got a new coffee pot for the office. Okay, I’m being a little sarcastic, but the event did cause a stir among our staff and brought some joy to most everyone here.

Over the holiday break, Shannon and I spent a couple of days in Jackson visiting my side of the family. Because neither of us get many days off due to our work schedule (life in the news business), we usually drive down over a weekend, typically after Christmas.

People take most community services for granted until they suddenly have to do without them. One that people think even less about is holding elections. You cast your votes and they count them, right?

The Toyota plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi, has had many exciting milestones to celebrate in recent months. We’ve added jobs, increased investments in equipment and in March of this year, we launched the all-new 2020 Corolla to much fanfare and celebration. We have talented team members a…