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Favorites, underdogs both pick up wins

There are favorites – think Lafayette Commodores – and there are underdogs – think Hugh Freeze in the search for a new Ole Miss football coach – who both win as they did this past weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the LHS success story as well as the quick move up the coaching ladder by Freeze. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Should political parties be dissolved?

    Local columnist T.J. Ray passes along an article and poem printed back in 1949 and follows it by wondering if political parties, both the Democrats and Republicans, are to blame for things and maybe should be dissolved. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Picking out – or getting down – the tree

      Christmas trees are often the centerpiece in holiday displays, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the options available to those who have yet to pick out, or get down, their tree. (December 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jessica Perkins writes, on behalf of the More Than A Meal board, to thank all of the community’s churches and groups who play a key role in making the weekly Tuesday night event a big success. (December 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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          There’s a reason why you can never buy for Dad

          When it comes to Christmas gift ideas, there are those who are easy to buy for – youngsters and women – because they’ll quickly offer suggestions and even a list. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes about the person that’s always difficult, if not impossible to buy for – the man of the house. (December 1, 2011, Page 4)

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            The Windy State? It’s possible, but unlikely

            Most people have heard of the Windy City – Chicago. Is it possible that the Windy City is about to become the Windy State? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the proposal of a state legislator in Illinois to make Cook County and Chicago the 51st state. (November 30, 2011, Page 4)

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              Greatness

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about greatness, that combination of preparation, coaching and desire that makes players and teams excel, and relates it to life. (November 29, 2011, Page 4)

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                Coaching searches were once very public

                There will be lots of news coming out about who the next Ole Miss football coach will, or might, be. Editor Don Whitten recalls a time during his sports writing days when coaching searches were very open and even involved interviews with the media. (November 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Adele Ford-Bonica writes to ask a pair of questions. One, how can Oxford be considered a food desert? And, two, who will the planned Oxford Farmers’ Market help and who will it hurt? (November 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    There’s so much to be thankful for

                    Do you like lists? In honor of Thanksgiving, Editor Don Whitten gives us a Top 20 list – of Things to be Thankful For. (November 24, 2011, Page 4A)

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