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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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        Letters to the Editor

        Jerry N. Boone writes to say that local columnist Jimmy Reed’s folksy columns have turned political – and are inconsistent as well. (August 13, 2012, Page 4)

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          Cancer Center a blessing for the community

          Editor Don Whitten writes about the history of the Oxford Cancer Center, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week. He looks into how it was created and gives details of his personal involvement with the center and how it helps so many in the community. (August 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Carolyn Ross writes to offer some of the words and wisdom of local statesman L.Q.C. Lamar and to point out that it would be very appropriate in today’s times. (August 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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              ‘Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall’

              Are you a superstitious person? Avoid black cats, ladders and mirrors? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a closer look at some of his unusual practices that most would consider superstitious. (August 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Jean M. Shaw writes to thank the Ole Miss Enrollment and Orientation staff and Ole Miss students for helping with local charities, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the Bost Farms and local gardeners who make regular contributions of vegetables to The Pantry. (August 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Who gets excited about road construction?

                  Why is it that most adults frown when they come upon a road construction site while youngsters in the back seat of the same vehicle are all smiles. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the perspective age offers to the machinery and workers involved with road construction. (August 8, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Maralyn Howell Bullion writes to relate the story of her son being hit while cycling and to urge motorists to be more responsible and considerate and those riding bicycles. (August 8, 2012, Page 4)

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