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Meeting challenges in South Africa

Ole Miss journalism school dean Will Norton Jr. writes a guest column telling of the visit he and three Ole Miss students made to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, for a journalism class at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, pointing out the challenges many students there are facing and how the country is responding to the challenges it faces. (August 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Thank Your Local Firefighter Day – every day

    Firefighters and fire trucks are not something that you really want to see around your home or place of business, but it’s still good to know they’re there. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at their professionalism during a recent unplanned visit to The Oxford EAGLE. (August 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Johnny Hill writes to thank UM football coach Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss Athletic Department for allowing OHS to host its annual football jamboree at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, noting it’s a highlight for the players, families and schools involved. (August 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Take a look before following Bush’s ideas

        Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recently urged Mississippi to follow the lead of his state in making changes in the education of children. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who lived in Florida for many years before moving to Oxford, cautions that we should all take a closer look at what was done and what happened in Florida before we commit wholesale to Bush’s recommendations. (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Gaming devices, other tech give rise to millennial maturity

          Youngsters have embraced the technology available these days, beginning with their earliest video-oriented games. Now, local columnist Deidra Jackson wonders, should there be a concern of this generation disengaging from society as most of us know it? (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Government – or the lack of it

            Local columnist T.J. Ray admits he’s no constitutional scholar nor an attorney, but he still wonders about common beliefs about our country and its form of government and representation. Are we becoming a government run by the minority, he asks. (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Patience – a key for local drivers these days

              Local drivers know which roads to take, where the shortcuts are and the usual speed you can drive. Newcomers and those who’ve lived here just a short time are still learning. That’s why, Editor Don Whitten writes, those of us familiar with our streets and roads need to exercise a bit of patience while others are learning and adjusting to what we already know. (August 15, 2012, Page 4)

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                Sundy Mawnin’ Fuhgivniss Boots

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls Saturday-night journeys to Delta juke joints with his mentor, Jaybird, and how Jaybird talked about being right with the Lord after those trips, especially if he was wearing his “fuhgivniss” boots. (August 14, 2012, Page 4)

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                  ‘Natural’ drying may be coming back in style

                  Have you seen clothes hanging on a line behind your parents’ or grandparents’ house. Editor Don Whitten recalls those memories and notes that he’s seen a few more houses with new poles and lines as people battle the high cost of energy and go green at the same time. (August 13, 2012, Page 4)

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                    How much is too much?

                    Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley writes a guest column explaining the role of the commissioners and urges an effort to make sure that they all work to make sure to keep the public’s interest at the forefront. (August 13, 2012, Page 4)

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