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Don Whitten

Taking on ‘heat’ in our schools, homes

Noticed the younger folks at your house asking for Flamin’ Hot Cheetos or Andy Capp’s Hot Fries? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the “hot chip” craze and what some schools are doing about it in their lunch and snack rooms. (October 22, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Chargers stay unbeaten

    BLOG: The fifth-ranked Oxford Chargers were flagged for 15 penalties totaling 111 yards and the defense gave up its first touchdown in 10 quarters, but that was about all that went wrong for OHS as it whipped region foe Saltillo 37-7 Friday in front of a homecoming crowd at Bobby Holcomb Field. (more…) (October 20, 2012)

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      Finding the right ‘chief’ important for city

      Years ago, it was Chief White. Then Chief Bramlett. And now, Chief Martin. With Martin retiring as head of the Oxford Police Department, Editor Don Whitten says it’s an important hire for the city and crucial to get the right man to fill some big shoes. (October 18, 2012, Page 4)

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        Preparation crucial for long-term security

        Editor Don Whitten takes a look at long-term security – money for those retirement years – and options that most must consider if they are to be prepared. (October 17, 2012, Page 4)

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          Mississippians and the voting booth

          Editor Don Whitten writes about the voting habits of Mississippians, noting that voters in the Magnolia State turn out in a higher percentage than most of the country. (October 15, 2012, Page 4A)

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            ‘A conversation with’ from the pumpkin patch

            See all those bright orange pumpkins there at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch? Editor Don Whitten had, or imagined, a conversation with one of the pumpkins to see just what makes the Pumpkin Patch so popular. (October 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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              JFK tapes book offers close-up view of history

              Those who study U.S. presidents, history and movements often cite presidential museums and libraries as excellent sources of information. Don Whitten writes about a “portable” look at John F. Kennedy’s term through a book that includes tapes and transcripts of notable events of the early 1960s. (October 8, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Must-see TV series begins tonight

                The L-O-U community was really in touch with the presidential debates and election four years ago with the first of the three debates held here. Editor Don Whitten wonders if local citizens will  be as involved and engaged this election, starting with watching tonight’s debate with a knowing eye. (October 3, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Soldier looks at 1962 from different perspective

                  Researchers, historians, Ole Miss professors and James Meredith himself have all written books about Meredith’s admission to the University of Mississippi and the accompanying violence. Editor Don Whitten points readers to yet another view – former military policeman Henry Gallagher’s just-released book detailing what he saw and experienced in Oxford in 1962-63. (September 28, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Pat Lamar a true servant for Oxford

                    Editor Don Whitten writes about Pat Lamar – the mayor, the community activist, the visionary and, perhaps most importantly, the wife, mother and grandmother. (September 26, 2012, Page 4)

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