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Monday, December 22, 2014

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Fisher faces big challenge as next director of MDOC

Marshall Fisher, in our view, is extremely qualified to take on one of the most challenging jobs in Mississsippi: director of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Fisher, appointed by the governor Friday and expected to be approved by the Legislature next month, deserves our full support as he takes on this unenviable job. (December 22, 2014, Page 4)

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    Rebels post record GPA in classroom

    OXFORD, Miss. – Success wasn’t limited to the fields and courts this fall, as Ole Miss student-athletes achieved the highest cumulative grade point average (2.96) in recorded history, with over 50 percent of all student-athletes earning a 3.0 GPA or higher and 10 receiving their degrees. In addition to those who made a 3.0, 113 posted a 3.50 or better, 68 finished with a 3.75 or better and 19 achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA. (December 21, 2014, Page 1B)

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      Ole Miss women down Alabama A&M for third straight win

      The Ole Miss women’s basketball team picked up its third consecutive win with a 71-47 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday at Tad Smith Coliseum. Tia Faleru led the Rebels with a game-high 24 points and 14 rebounds for her 23rd career double-double and first since the Nov. 20 game vs. Southern.  Erika Sisk (Oxford, Miss.) joined Faleru in double digits with 12 points for her second consecutive game in double digits. In all, eight of Ole Miss’ players made it into the scorebook on the afternoon (December 21, 2014)

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        Peace on Earth – Good will to all? Why not?

        Religion columnist Randy Weeks would like to see more good will spread by all of us, during the holidays and beyond. (December 21, 2014, Page 5C)

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          Where would you like to live?

          Columnist Jim McCauley loves Oxford for all the great things it is and even those things he could change if he could, an fortuntately, that is a short list. (December 21, 2014, Page 2C)

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            How the Christmas tree got its start

            Gardener Anna Haller tells us how the Christmas tree became popular and how to care for one after the holidays. (December 21, 2014, Page 3C)

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              Don’t get in too big of a hurry

              Slow down. Enjoy the season. That’s our view as we head into the final days before Christmas. (December 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Carol Mockbee and Rosie McDavid wrote to thank all of the businesses and individuals who helped make Thacker Mountain Radio Hour a success again in 2014. (December 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Let’s say no to powdered alcohol

                  The news that alcohol in powdered form could be on sale as early as next spring is not good news because of all the potential problems it could bring, and our view is that our lawmakers need to ban its sale before it ever begins. (December 19, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Ann G. O’Dell writes about The Pantry and how its clients give back to those who volunteer. (December 19, 2014, Page 4)

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