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Thank a veteran today – and every other day, too

We’re losing our veterans at a fast rate because of age, but that shouldn’t mean that we don’t honor the ones still with us and those serving today on Veterans Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the special holiday and what it means to him. (November 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Make your final wishes known to family now

    When medical emergencies pop up, there’s often not time enough to learn of one’s wishes about care. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg and her family have gone through this situation recently and she writes to advice people to make plans and wishes known to your family while there is time. (November 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Advice to those elected

      Local columnist T.J. Ray congratulates all of the candidates who won in Tuesday’s general election and then passes along several bits of advice as they get set to take office or continue in the one they already held. (November 10, 2011, Page 4)

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        Founding of the Marine Corps – A legacy is born

        Guest columnist Gene Hays writes in celebration of the United States Marine Corps’ birthday and to tell about individual and group efforts by the Marines through their history. (November 10, 2011, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Linda Coleman writes about Red Ribbon Week at Oxford High School and how students competed for honors with anti-drug slogans and campaigns. (November 10, 2011, Page 4)

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            ‘Mississippi’s 100 Greatest Football Players’ a big hit

            Do you like lists? You know, Top 10 lists, Top 20 lists, even Top 100 lists? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at local author/editor/publisher Neil White’s latest work, “Mississippi’s 100 Greatest Football Players of All Time.” The list, the extras and the photos make the book a must-see. (November 9, 2011, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              John V. Hunter IV writes to ask why city officials are getting involved with pricing in the local taxi industry. (November 9, 2011, Page 4)

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                Coaching merry-go-round has to stop at UM

                All of the smoke surrounding the Ole Miss football program flamed up big-time Monday with the announcement that Houston Nutt will end his coaching career here this season. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the past and future of the program, which will soon have its fourth head coach in a decade, and writes that a long-term commitment is essential for success for the Rebels. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)

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                  The Blank Check

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed salutes the veterans who have written a blank check for their country, telling the story of Col. Joe Kittinger who risked his life testing pressure suits for astronauts in 1960. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Let’s break some voting records tomorrow

                    Will the local voting turnout Tuesday be like it was four years ago in the General Election – a disappointing 41 percent? Or will it be more like eight years ago when some 60 percent of registered voters cast ballots? Editor Don Whitten urges everyone to do their part by voting tomorrow. (November 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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