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Ole Miss basketball teams cruise to easy wins

The Ole Miss men’s and women’s basketball team rolled to a pair of exhibition victories Friday evening in a doubleheader at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. The Ole Miss men went on a 30-4 run over a 9:57 stretch in the first half, turning a 14-11 deficit into a 41-18 lead on the way to a resounding 97-58 win over Delta State in its game. In the opener, the Ole Miss women used 25 points from freshman Toree Thompson and eight rebounds from Kelsey Briggs to cruise to a 111-43 win over Christian Brothers. (November 9, 2014, Page 3B)

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    Scott leads Kemper County past Blue Devils in 3A playoffs

    WATER VALLEY — Overmatched and overrun, Water Valley’s season came to an abrupt and emphatic end Friday night against Kemper County in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. Behind a 429-yard and five-touchdown rushing performance from senior running back Devante Scott, Kemper County (10-3) rolled the Blue Devils (7-5) 64-34 at Bobby Clark Field in a game that saw the Water Valley defense give up the most points ever in the Brad Embry era. (November 9, 2014, Page 5B)

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      Great anticipation over elections in 1864

      President Abraham Lincoln’s second bid for re-election in 1864 caused a lot of concerns among Confederate soldiers who felt the Civil War would continue if Lincoln remained president. (November 9, 2014, Page 3C)

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        Supermarkets: big, small and nonexistent

        Big supermarkets weren’t an option for columnist Joanne Wilkinson when she lived in Indonesia and become a hoarder. (November 9, 2014, Page 3C)

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          It’s good to see support for new activity Center

          City officials recently made a new activity center one of their building priorities and now a survey shows the public feels the same way. Our view is that it’s time, past time, for a new facility for local citizens. (November 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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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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