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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Cuba relations — a multi-sided story

Should we, or should we not, re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba? Editor Don Whitten looks at some of the pros, cons and middle ground of an issue that’s drawing lots of attention. (December 22, 2014, Page 4)

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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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      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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          Ode to an electric hand-held mixer

          News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family had to say goodbye to a long-time friend recently: an electric hand-held mixer they’ve been using for three decades. (December 19, 2014, Page 4)

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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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                Democracy: It works is you work it

                Local columnist T.J. Ray, in the wake of last month’s elections, stresses that the men and women we elect to Congress are there to serve us, and he calls on citizens to hold their elected officials accountable so that democracy will work. (December 18, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Let’s hope 114th is a ‘do-something’ Congress

                  It’s our view that the 113th Congress earned its low approval ratings and our hope that the 114th Congress that convenes in January bucks that tradition and starts working together for the good of the country as a whole. (December 18, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Popular section of EAGLE coming Friday

                    It’s that time of the year — for what many say is their favorite edition of The Oxford Eagle. Yes, the annual Seasons Greeting issue that includes hundreds and hundreds of letters from local youngsters to Santa Claus comes out Friday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look inside the paper getting those letters and preparing them for you to read. (December 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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