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Sleazy Self-Expression

After addressing one of his student’s dress – a cap turned around backward and droopy pants – as he came into the classroom recently, local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed thought back to his high school days and what his principal did when he was not satisfied with his students’ dress. (September 28, 2010, Page 4)

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    Explaining the somewhat-confusing judicial races

    We just over a month away from mid-term elections which, around these part, include district circuit and chancery court judge races. Yes, that’s what the vast majority of campaign signs around the community are about. For those a little confused about who they can vote for, Editor Don Whitten gets a bit of help from the circuit clerk’s office. (September 27, 2010, Page 4A)

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      The case of the missing yard signs

      Election campaigning once meant small political cards, bumper stickers and possibly a fan to wave. Nowadays, it’s signs on posts and in yards and on street corners. Local columnist John Morgan relates a humorous story about his campaign signs from a year ago and how some were being used by someone else. (September 24, 2010, Page 4A)

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        A regnostic proposal

        Do church folks find themselves looking out instead of in? Has religion been transformed from something it once was? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes on the subject by suggesting that churches and their members concentrate less on buildings and such and more on doing good works and helping others. (September 23, 2010, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Milly Moorhead West writes to support Rep. Travis Childers and to urge people to not believe everything they hear or see in political ads. (September 23, 2010, Page 4)

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            Summer of 2010 was event-filled – and hot

            What do you remember most about the summer of 2010 as it officially ends this week? World Cup soccer? The Gulf oil spill? Sunday sales of alcohol? Or the heat? Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at a season that’s seemed very long and very tough to deal with. (September 22, 2010, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              David Heckel writes about the large turnout and successful USTA Mixed Doubles state championships held in Oxford recently, and points out that the effort to expand the local tennis facilities can help the local economy. (September 22, 2010, Page 4)

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                Disappearing Insurance

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about “disappearing insurance,” a valuable lesson he was taught as a youngster by Jaybird, a beloved black man who worked with his father. (September 21, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Charles E. Treas writes about how restaurants could help local patrons who leave their credit cards behind by just taking a few minutes of their time, John McKendree writes to tell that Jimmy Nail won the Rolling Thunder rifle giveaway and John Arrechea’s letter explained a bit about the decision to take down a tree at the historic Lafayette County courthouse. (September 21, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Classic toys stand the test of time

                    Remember 8-track tapes, rotary-dial telephones, nickel candy bars, encyclopedia sets? Probably not. But what about Etch-a-Sketch, Slinky, Tinker Toys, Yo-yos and Sock Monkeys? Of course. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at why classic toys stay popular while similar-aged items are all but forgotten. (September 20, 2010, Page 4A)

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