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Ole Miss fans need to stay on guard for fraud

Fans attending football games at the University of Mississippi are being reminded to check their tickets carefully and to keep an eye on personal property to protect themselves from fraud and theft. Keith Davis, a captain with the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit, recommends that fans purchase tickets only from the university ticket office or a reputable company, not from an unknown individual or ticket scalper. (November 7, 2014, Page 6A)

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    Texting and driving: Stupid, stupid, stupid

    A recent survey shows that three-fourths of cellphone users admit to texting and driving and one-quarter of them feel they can multi-task while driving. Our view is that we need to somehow stop texting and driving — through technology with apps or through making and enforcing laws — and the dangers it presents to all on the road. (November 7, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Making something — a real wonder

      Have you ever thought about all that goes into making something? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a simple item — the toothpick — and follows it from the woods into your mouth. (November 6, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Dads’ group offers exciting possibilities

        It’s exciting to see the growth of the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) at the local elementary schools, and we encourage others to get involved with this program that can prove valuable to our local education system. (November 6, 2014, Page 4A)

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          CLEVELAND: Mississippi football creates plenty of storylines

          Rick Cleveland takes a look at the compelling storylines Ole Miss and Mississippi State have provided this season in his weekly column (November 5, 2014, Page 1B)

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            Reselling tickets needs to be legalized for all

            With so many ways to sell tickets over the Internet — without getting charged with scalping — it seems only fair to legalize selling tickets on the secondary market for more than face value. (November 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Joanne and Mark Wilkinson write to urge giving all local law enforcement officers at least a 50 percent raise, John Hunter writes to say that Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell deserves to wear Chucky Mullins’ No. 38 jersey next season and Margie Merritt writes to give an Auburn fans perspective after the Ole Miss-Auburn game. (November 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Bureau-Creeps

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look a government bureaucrats and the way they often abuse their power. (November 4, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Texas Tweeter way off base with comment

                  A Tweet by a Texas Internet writer was offensive and way off base, and we wish he could have been present at last week’s Leadership Prayer Luncheon to see how wrong he was. (November 4, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Ole Miss sweeps Gamecocks 3-0, ends losing streak

                    In their SEC opener, the Ole Miss volleyball team built a 2-0 lead on South Carolina, but saw the Gamecocks rally to win the match at their place. That was not the case here Sunday at the Gillom Sports Center, as the Rebels shut out the Gamecocks 3-0 behind a great defensive effort and the play of junior Nakeyta Clair. (November 3, 2014, Page 6)

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