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Don Whitten

Parking meters: Good deeds or good luck?

Good Samaritan or city revenue producer. Editor Don Whitten is trying to decide if he should continue to help out downtown parkers whose meters are about to expire or just let them alone and boost the city coffers from the tickets and fines that would follow. (October 29, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Political signs have their place

    So far, there appears no need to call out the “Sign Ninjas.” Editor Don Whitten looks at election campaign signs and where they’re supposed to be. (October 27, 2014, Page 4)

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      LHS drops 3-2 match to Corinth

      The Lafayette High Commodores won a 3-2 decision at Caledonia earlier in the week in the MHSAA Class 1 volleyball playoffs, but were unable to repeat that performance Saturday afternoon in a quarterfinal match with Corinth at the LHS gym. (October 26, 2014, Page 4B)

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        Walking around in other folks’ skin

        Editor Don Whitten looks at the excitement surrounding the success of the 2014 Ole Miss football team and points out the different feelings that Rebel fans are experiencing before and during games. (October 22, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Lower gas prices mean more spending money

          Editor Don Whitten takes a look at dropping gas prices — it’s below $3.00 per gallon locally and down in the $2.70s in nearby towns — and how the money not spent on gasoline might turn out to be the key to boosting the economy. (October 20, 2014, Page 4)

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            You mean the Web hasn’t been around forever?

            A large portion of the population — anyone under the age of 25 — hasn’t been around as long as the World Wide Web and Internet. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some research about how we use and value the Web and the Internet as it celebrates its 25th birthday. (October 16, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Worry about Ebola, but take action against the flu

              Ebola is certainly a concern these days, but not so much in America as the annual onset of the flu. Editor Don Whitten writes about how to protect against the flu and encourages all to consider getting their flu shot soon. (October 15, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Education funding hinges on ballot box

                Thousands and thousands of Mississippians have signed petitions to place a referendum on the ballot in 2015 that would require complete funding of MAEP. That’s the first step; now we have to see how many people will go to the polls and vote for something that might raise their taxes or cut other services they want, too. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue which serves a good purpose — the education of our children — but promises to bring more discussion before it’s all said and done. (October 12, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Is there a downside to technology?

                  Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibility that technology can be a concern, wondering how you balance the advantages and improvements with the loss of low-skilled and low-paying jobs. (October 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Unlikely duo shares recovery program

                    Singer/songwriter/actor Paul Williams and screenwriter Tracey Jackson are in Oxford this week to promote their self-help book, “Gratitutde & Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Williams and Jackson and their journey to write the inspirational book. (October 1, 2014, Page 4A)

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