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Ace Atkins takes on big challenge – Spenser

When best-selling crime novelist Robert B. Parker died a couple of years back, it was expected that his iconic Spenser character and series was gone, too. Not so. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the newest Spenser tale – the first of what could be many written by accomplished Oxford author Ace Atkins. (May 7, 2012, Page 4)

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    A great Saturday in good ol’ Oxford

    Guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell recalls home football game Saturdays in Oxford during the 1950s and relates his day full of activities that were intertwined with the Rebels’ game. (May 7, 2012, Page 4)

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      Ready for the holiday weekend?

      Got the party planned? What about the food and refreshments? You know – for this weekend’s holiday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Cinco de Mayo – coming Saturday – and what people do on the holiday that’s beginning to rival St. Patrick’s Day in some areas. (May 4, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Access Oxford

        Small steps, sidewalk cracks and small doors aren’t a big deal to most of us, but what about to those who have to use a wheelchair or other assistance to get around or into places? Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at the subject and encourages all of us to get involved to make Oxford more accessible. (May 4, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Jessica Perkins writes to thank local churches and groups for helping make the More Than A Meal program a success during the month of April. (May 4, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Basil Richmond writes to thank First National Bank for allowing the Knights of Columbus at St. John’s to set up their stand in their parking area at the Double Decker Arts Festival, while Evelyn Spillers writes to thank all of those involved with making the North Central Mississippi Board of REALTORS’ food drive a big success. (May 3, 2012, Page 4)

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              Private funding getting more crucial in higher ed

              The biggest challenge facing colleges and universities everywhere is simple: funding. Editor Don Whitten looks at how funding has changed over the years and shares some of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ insights on how private funding is becoming more important in higher education. (May 2, 2012, Page 4)

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                Is it puzzles and numbers, or puzzling numbers?

                Ever since his geometry teachers introduced him to pi, local columnist T.J. Ray has had his share of troubles with numbers. Ray asks some hard questions related, of course, to numbers that puzzle him. (May 2, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Ignunt

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed, after watching his grandson improperly deal with a sneeze, writes about how so many people – not only youngsters –  just follow the lead of others even if what they’re doing is wrong. (May 1, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Playoffs great; changing formats not so good

                    High school baseball and softball playoff games can provide two or three hours of the most entertainment and excitement you could ask for. Finding out where and when those playoff games will be is another story. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the ever-changing playoff formats and wishes that a format could be settled on and stuck with for a few years. (April 30, 2012, Page 4)

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