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Don Whitten

Grisham returns with issue-oriented novel

Best-selling author John Grisham’s fall release — “Gray Mountain” — is on the shelf, and it features a female attorney and takes on the issue of coal mining and mining safety. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Grisham’s latest for those who want a preview before they get a copy. (November 10, 2014, Page 4)

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    LHS girls fifth in Class 4A

    CLINTON — Lafayette High seniors Peyton Hamann and Rachel Starnes capped solid prep cross-country careers with third- and fourth-place finishes, respectively, in leading the Lady ’Dores to a fifth-place finish in the Class 4A state championships held Saturday at Choctaw Trails. (November 9, 2014, Page 4B)

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      OHS boys win third 5A state title in four years

      CLINTON — The Oxford High boys opened the cross-country season ranked No. 1 in Mississippi based on returning runners and their best times from last year’s Class 5A state championship campaign. The Chargers finished the year where they began as they topped rivals Pearl and Saltillo to successfully defend their state title Saturday morning at Choctaw Trails. (November 9, 2014, Page 4B)

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        The people speak; was anyone listening?

        People around the country spoke with their votes Tuesday. The big question now, Editor Don Whitten writes, is what members of Congress and the administration will do in response to the message sent by voters. (November 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Passing along some of life’s key lessons

          Have you taught your kids or grandkids some of life’s crucial lessons? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the lessons getting skipped these days, including the likes of how to change a tire, how to jump off a car with a dead battery, how to turn water valves off, et cetera. (November 3, 2014, Page 4)

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            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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