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Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Sports trips about more than sports

Students from the local school systems are often part of trips related to extracurricular activities as well as those connected with academic classes. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the OHS boys basketball team’s recent trip to Washington D.C. to show how valuable all of these out-of-the-classroom trips are for students. (January 5, 2015, Page 4)

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    Lawmakers know we’re watching; they’ll be listening, too

    Our view, with midterm national elections last fall and statewide elections coming up this year, is that our state and national lawmakers will be a little more attentive to our needs in upcoming sessions. We urge all to watch what’s happening in Jackson and Washington D.C. and let your senators and representatives know how you feel about pending legislation. (January 5, 2015, Page 4)

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      Not everyone likes SEC pride, unity

      Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how most of the non-SEC football fans around the country have little appreciation for the “S-E-C, S-E-C” chant that goes on at SEC games, and are taking their shots at the conference after its top teams struggled in bowl games. (January 4, 2015, Page 4A)

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        It’s time for our lawmakers to get to work

        Lawmakers are getting ready to head to Jackson for the start of the new session, and Our View is that they have lots of important issues to deal with and need to be prepared and stay focused on doing what’s best for all Mississippians. (January 4, 2015, Page 4A)

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          Is the birthday cake ready for Thursday?

          Christmas is about a lot of things, but the only real thing is that it’s the celebration of the birth of Jesus — thus the best reason for cake at Christmas. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at family traditions surrounding Christmas, including have at least one birthday cake. (December 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Wishing all a very, Merry Christmas

            The Oxford EAGLE editorial board and all of the EAGLE family wish all of its readers and advertisers a Merry Christmas and hope your days off the rest of the week go well for you and yours. (December 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Why the U.S. has a moral obligation to show ‘The Interview’

              Guest columnist Kenneth Jones takes a closer look at Sony Pictures’ decision to pull the movie “The Interview” because of threats of terrorism from Korean hackers, noting that it will not be a positive reaction from the United States. (December 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Unemployment numbers in state a reason to be concerned

                The U.S. Department of Labor’s statistics for November show Mississippi’s unemployment rate of 7.3 percent leading the nation. It’s not something that’s good news at this time of the year and will take a concerted effort locally, regionally and across the state to turn things around. (December 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Al Povall writes in response to a recent “Our View” editorial about a ‘do-something Congress” and has the view that oftentimes less is more when it comes to Congress and the bills that are passed there. (December 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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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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