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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New Albany

Obstacles to being informed about government

Guest columnist Jeanni Atkins, executive director of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information and a professor in the University of Mississippi school of journalism, marks an important week in discussing opening government and meetings by writing about problems and solutions in the state and country for public records and public access. (March 17, 2010, Page 4A)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Robert Lee Burton — Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home.
  • Joseph Sidney Garner — A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Covington, Ga.
  • Frank L. Leggett — Arrangements incomplete with United Funeral Service of New Albany.
  • James Carlton “Skip” Smith Sr.— Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fowler Hall at the St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 12:30 p.m. until service time, all at the church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

 (February 23, 2010, Page 2)

Stories of home

Local filmmakers share Mississippi tales in this weekend’s Oxford Film Festival. Sarah Freeland Simonson took part in creating a film about the tradition of “dinner on the grounds.” Ferriday Mansel McClatchy worked on a short documentary about a tortilla-making family in New Albany, and Mary Warner worked with Joe York to expand her documentary on Thacker Mountain Radio. (February 5, 2010, Page 1B)

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