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‘March Madness’ – when did it first hit you?

There’s no question that the opening weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament once again is spreading “March Madness” across the country. Editor Don Whitten recalls when he first truly felt “March Madness” and wonders when it happened for readers. (March 19, 2012, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Dave Cullison writes to take issue with a recent religion column, saying he disagreed with the piece and was offended by the way the columnist chose to express himself. (March 19, 2012, Page 4)

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      Nervous time for young DJ

      Local columnist T.J. Ray recalls one afternoon in the studio of the radio station he worked for as a teenager when he was faced with a big problem – what did he do if he couldn’t find the recording of the national anthem to sign off with? (March 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        John Morgan King writes to say that taking care of the less fortunate is necessary, proper, Christian and American – not socialism. (March 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Biker’s death reveals need for toxicology tests

          Last fall’s death of cyclist Kevser Ermin on Highway 314 is apparently a closed case, but News Editor Jonathan Scott still has questions about the incident. Scott writes about some of those questions as well as the hope that laws will be changed about mandatory toxicology testing for those involved in all motor vehicle wrecks that result in death or serious injury. (March 15, 2012, Page 4)

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            ‘Cheesy grits’ have more substance than GOP agenda

            Notice how grits seem to be part of any national political conversation about Mississippi? Those grits, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, have more substance than most of what Mississippians and others have been hearing from the men running for the Republican nomination for president. (March 15, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Barbara J. Smith writes, on behalf of The Pantry, to thank all of the individuals, groups and businesses who helped make this year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser a big success. (March 15, 2012, Page 4)

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                Spring break week always a special one

                Notice more parking spaces around the Square? How about shorter lines in stores and restaurants? With the weather nice, that generally means one thing around Oxford – spring break. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what many locals consider one of the best weeks of the year. (March 14, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Dey Sho’ Bit Yesdiddy

                  In a piece very fitting for spring break, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes us back to a fishing trip he made with his childhood mentor. (March 13, 2012, Page 4)

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                    How many politicians did you hear from?

                    Mitt called. So did Nancy and Rick and even the guv. Editor Don Whitten writes about his weekend  talking – no, make that listening – to politicians via the magic of robo calls. (March 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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