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Rounding up the ‘important’ school supplies

Have you filled the school supply list for your student? After seeing lists in several places, Editor Don Whitten recalled the way lists were made during his days as a student. The most important items back then, he writes, were satchels, notebooks and, most of all, Crayola crayons. (July 22, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    William Strickland writes a letter to his alderman and The EAGLE to support plans for street upgrades for Park Drive, noting that the changes will be a big plus for both the neighborhood and for the city as a whole. (July 22, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Deciding who or what gets into the Crime Report

      Oxford Eagle Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who covers courts and crime, receives lots of emails and calls asking why – or why not – something or someone made it into the daily crime report. Schnugg explains the newspaper’s policy and gives a bit of background for readers who might be wondering. (July 21, 2011, Page 4)

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        Let’s hope the cost doesn’t get too high for movies

        Was the recent timing of a price hike for Netflix moves coincidental or not? Alex P. Watson takes a look at the availability and cost of movies for consumers in a guest column and wonders about the effect on indie films and Mississippi filmmakers. (July 21, 2011, Page 4)

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          Clearing up some election misinformation

          With the August primaries less than two weeks away, it’s time for people to start deciding who they will cast ballots for. Editor Don Whitten reminds readers about the importance of voting while also taking on a few bits of misinformation or misunderstandings that some voters might have about their votes. (July 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Abe The Dealmaker

            Remember the story from Genesis about Abraham trying to deal with God to save Sodom? Local columnist Jimmy Reed uses the story to illustrate the point that the country’s leadership needs to learn a bit more about compromise if there’s to be any solution to the ongoing debt crisis and economic woes. (July 19, 2011, Page 4)

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              Used car market changes through the years

              Looking for a good used car or truck. Join, for a variety of reasons, an ever-increasing number of consumers. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the changes in the market as he ponders a possible future purchase. (July 18, 2011, Page 4)

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                Presbyterians get quick start with local church

                Churches, like people and families, have their beginnings, and several churches have, or will be, celebrating notable birthdays. One local church that will be turning 175 next year is First Presbyterian Church, and Editor Don Whitten gives a personal perspective on the church complex and family located just west of the Square as it begins a year-long celebration. (July 15, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Lena Ward writes to note that the recent government mandate about caring for the mentally ill only served to pass the problem down the line, while Diane Marting writes to say that a spending bill passed recently is an all-out attack on our environment and natural resources. (July 15, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Was ‘Trial of the Century’ news or entertainment?

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray, like many others, wondered why cable news networks spent so much time on the recent trial of Casey Anthony. He decided to write to the head of CNN seeking answers for his questions – and his concerns about how the story will continue to play out and be covered. (July 15, 2011, Page 4A)

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