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‘United we stand,’ even when the aliens come?

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this weekend, local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look back at those events and what’s happened since and wonders what it will take to bring everyone together as they were 10 years ago. (September 8, 2011, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Ben Mikell writes to say that it’s time for Oxford High to drop it’s “Redneck” spirit day because it’s not helping the football team as it prepares to face crosstown rival Lafayette. (September 8, 2011, Page 4)

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      Post office woes could affect lots of us

      Do you pay some, or all, of your monthly bills online? Do you use email rather than “regular” mail? If you answer no more than yes, you may be forced to change is the U.S. Postal Service can’t figure out a way to handle its financial problems. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at how the problem could affect us. (September 7, 2011, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jane Russell writes to express the sadness and anger she felt after seeing video of a brawl outside the Lyric on regional TV news and hearing that the city planned to hire four more policemen at the expense of city taxpayers. (September 7, 2011, Page 4)

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          Tear Of Joy

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the story behind Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli’s creation, “Tear of Grief,” that is his country’s gift to the American people in memory of the 9/11 tragedy. (September 6, 2011, Page 4)

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            Changes could help lame duck supervisors situation

            Lame duck officials – those not re-elected to their current office but serving until new officials take office – are part of life and government. Editor Don Whitten offers a solution to dealing with the issue as he calls for changes in the fiscal year or when newly elected officials take office. (September 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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              There’s more to hospital care than just doctors

              Most of us come and go to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi with only one concern – how our loved one is doing. Local columnist T.J. Ray points out that there are lots of people involved in those stays and that care and he takes time to mention and thank them. (September 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Labor Day – honoring the American worker

                This is a big four-day weekend, beginning with tonight’s Oxford-Lafayette football game and ending with Labor Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Monday’s holiday and who it honors. (September 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Elizabeth Shiver and Brenda and Bill West write an open letter to city officials urging them to find a different way to deal with – or to pay for – security issues in downtown Oxford. (September 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Taking small, but tasty, steps to adulthood

                    One of the steps to adulthood involves learning to prepare food for meals. News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family are working with his elder daughter to help her make the transition to cooking her own meals and filling out her own menu – while she’s miles away at college. (September 1, 2011, Page 4)

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