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Getting into the store is often half the challenge

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about a pre-Christmas shopping trip, pointing out problems that some folks seem to have with reading handicap parking signs, driving with cell phones to their ears and getting in the wrong lines to check out. (January 10, 2012, Page 4)

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    Talking with, for active puppy enlightening

    The Oxford EAGLE editor Don Whitten had long been a cat person, until switching over to the other side recently. Whitten discusses his dealings with the family canine Tebow — a chocolate lab-mix, and how he just might be able to fully communicate with and for the pup now. (January 9, 2012, Page 4)

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      Learning more about caucuses, primaries

      Iowa just had its Republican caucuses, while New Hampshire holds a primary next week. What’s the difference? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the process states go through to allocate delegates for candidates at the national conventions, including how things are done in Mississippi. (January 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Preston Ray Garrett writes about state Sen. Gray Tollison’s switch from the Democratic to the Republican party, and says it’s time for lots of politicians and citizens to take a look at their personal beliefs and current party affiliations. (January 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Are memories in cyberspace really the same?

          Remember the photo albums and home movies your parents or grandparents pulled out regularly? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg got a look at some of her family’s VHS movies from the past, and now is ready to take a proactive approach to keeping up with precious memories. (January 5, 2012, Page 4)

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            The antidote to bullying is strong on policy

            Remember those kids or groups of classmates you’d just as soon not have to pass by when you were growing up. What they were doing – bullying, whether we called it that or not – is as bad, if not worse, these days. Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes on bullying to show that it’s something we have to tackle head on. (January 5, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              The Oxford High School basketball staff, on behalf of the OHS teams, writes to thank the community for its part in making the recent O-Town Showdown tournament a big success. (January 4, 2012, Page 4)

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                Still time for New Year’s resolutions?

                Must New Year’s resolutions be made before, on on, the first day of the year? Editor Don Whitten wonders about protocol as he offers some suggestions about how to deal with resolutions and some to consider making if it’s not too late. (January 4, 2012, Page 4)

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                  You Tell Me

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed is looking for ways to be more optimistic about the new year after receiving a message from a friend that contained frightening statistical data. (January 3, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Watch out for anyone eyeing text messages

                    Texting while driving is illegal in some states and should be in all of them. Something just as frustrating, although nowhere as dangerous, Editor Don Whitten writes, is texting while walking. He relates some of his experiences and observations from a couple of trips to malls during the holidays. (December 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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