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‘Holy Ghost Girl’ takes us behind the tent

What do you think is coming when you see folks putting up one of those giant tents? Not that long ago, it mean a tent revival was coming to town. Editor Don Whitten points to a new book, “Holy Ghost Girl – A Memoir” by Donna Johnson, that takes us inside and behind those tent revivals and their traveling evangelists. (October 17, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Karaoke gives everyone a chance to shine

    Karaoke – where you can be part of the crowd and bring out your inner self. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg looks back at her early days as a “single/performer” and notes she’s enjoying a second shot with her favorite karaoke tunes. (October 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the individuals and groups who volunteered and those who held events for making the past month a special one for the local food Pantry, while Carol Dorsey writes to thank Wayne Andrews and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council for making Oxford such an agreeable destination. (October 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Catchy plan, slogan can get your attention

        Editor Don Whitten admits he hasn’t been following the Republican presidential hopefuls very closely – since the election is still more than a year off – but says his interest and attention has been tweaked by the recent talk of a 9-9-9 Plan. Whitten takes a closer look at Herman Cain’s plan. (October 13, 2011, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Hans Sinha writes to clarify and correct some of syndicated columnist Michael Reagan’s comments about international law and the Amanda Knox case. (October 13, 2011, Page 4)

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            How do you pick your answers, candidates?

            When picking an answer on a quiz or voting in an election, did you realize you’re more likely to pick the first option if you’re not very sure about which to pick? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at that slight edge and its effect on elections. (October 12, 2011, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Janet W. Davis writes an open letter to the citizens of Oxford and Lafayette County asking them to take a stand for life when voting on Amendment 26 next month. (October 12, 2011, Page 4)

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                Amendment 26 getting groups to act political

                One of the more interesting movements against Proposition 26, the “Personhood Amendment,” is that by local groups that are normally not very political. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at some of those involved in passing along information and influencing people about the issue that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. (October 11, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Pazzo!

                  Ever think about expanding a project or business? Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along some advice he learned from a story his mother told him when he was entertaining those thoughts. (October 11, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Laws that could make things easier

                    When state Rep. Johnny Stringer issued a release after Gov. Haley Barbour signed his bill that allowed driver’s licenses to be renewed every eight years, he said it was a good law because it would make things easier for people and eliminate frustration. Editor Don Whitten offers up a few more suggestions for laws that would probably do the same for a number of citizens. (October 10, 2011, Page 4A)

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