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When the first cases of COVID-19 emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, local doctors tried to sound the alarm. Unfortunately, they were silenced by Chinese government officials who were more interested in saving face than taking responsibility for the outbreak. One of the docto…

After several weeks spent working from home, the Senate has returned to Washington to continue our legislative and committee responsibilities. Managing our nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic remains a top priority, but there is other work yet to do. This week we resumed our consid…

Americans should be proud of the progress our country has made against the coronavirus. The strict measures we have taken have slowed the spread of the pandemic and kept our health-care system from being overwhelmed. However, these gains have come at a severe cost to our economy, our livelih…

Many thanks to all the employees of Stokes Supermarket for your kind and generous serving to the citizens of Union County and surrounding counties. With the uncertain times and all trying to obey the social distancing that has been put in place by our Governor this grocery store has gone ove…

We want to say thank you once again to everyone who has donated to the United Way and CREATE Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund. Here is an update on what we have been able to accomplish together.

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I have written here before about my brother and his fiancé possibly holding an unconventional wedding ceremony via online streaming. Well, the current COVID-19 pandemic has now officially made that a reality.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who lost loved ones in the Easter tornadoes that ripped across Mississippi and other parts of the South. It was very sad to hear that the storms caused such destruction and loss of life. The storms came as the nation continues to have proble…

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.