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David Elmore writes that the appointment of Dr. Ford Dye to the state College Board was a positive move for the community and the state, while Joanne Wilkinson writes to praise the effort of Ole Miss students during the recent Big Event. (April 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Dropping off, picking up students a big challenge

    Do you pick up or drop of children at area schools? If so, Editor Don Whitten warns that it doesn’t get any better as the students get older as he tells stories about early-morning and mid-afternoon trips through the line. (April 4, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Ceola Turner writes to thank Robbie Buford for his tutoring work with her daughter and for his help for all students. (April 4, 2012, Page 4A)

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        No Matches Nationwide

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates his recent experience with an Internet site promising matches for lonely people and the lesson he learned – sometimes you don’t need to be completely truthful. (April 3, 2012, Page 4)

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          Pennies disappearing – but not everywhere

          Canada is looking into halting production of its 1 cent coin in an effort to save money. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the penny in the U.S. and how it’s become possibly the most collectible item in our society. (April 2, 2012, Page 4)

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            George Johnston writes to give another view of what might have happened in regard to the incident that killed biker Kevser Ermin. (April 2, 2012, Page 4)

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              Locking your doors – necessary and smart

              Do you lock your car doors at night at your house? Do you lock them when you run into a store? Apparently, Editor Don Whitten writes, you’d be advised to start if you don’t do that already with the increasing number of vehicle burglaries and thefts. (March 30, 2012, Page 4A)

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                We come in all shapes, sizes and colors

                Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg has two grandchildren and another on the way, and she’s learning this grandmothering thing slowly but surely. One factor that’s been interesting, Schnugg writes, is helping raise a mixed-race grandchild, and she tells about lessons she’s learning. (March 29, 2012, Page 4)

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                  This ‘post-racial’ age is still not for the thin-skinned

                  Why are you blacks so sensitive about race? It’s a question local columnist Deidra Jackson has heard and one she tries to answer with a column that looks at the importance of battling racism with thick skin rather than thin. (March 29, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Root canals – a reason to celebrate?

                    There are days, weeks and months to celebrate just about everything – including March 25-31 as Root Canal Awareness Week. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the unusual celebration that makes most people cringe just from hearing or reading its name. (March 28, 2012, Page 4)

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