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What we’ve learned during a busy week

It has, indeed, been a week since the news first broke about the IHL board deciding to not extend University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ contract, What have we learned and, more importantly, what will we do with that information? We encourage a positive response and continued action. (March 27, 2015, Page 4A)

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    It depends on what you want to know

    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about a video he received recently showing college students being asked questions, and he expressed concern about some of the answers they knew and didn’t know. (March 27, 2015, Page 4B)

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      All politicians need is some Play-Doh

      City Editor Alyssa Schnugg used Play-Doh to reach a compromise between two granddaughters with different agendas lately, and she wonders if perhaps we might send a case or two of Play-Doh to Jackson and Washington D.C. to help our leaders work out their differences. (March 26, 2015, Page 4)

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        Jones; supporters keeping at it, bills could weaken IHL

        The UM Faculty Senate and Ole Miss Alumni Association have come out in support of Chancellor Dan Jones, and Wednesday’s rally on campus shows the support continues to grow. Meanwhile, work in the Legislature could ultimately weaken the State Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning’s power to make similar decisions in the future. (March 26, 2015, Page 4)

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          Following Golden Rule good for everyone

          Serving others is good for them and for you, Editor Don Whitten writes as he discusses two recent phone calls dealing with helping your neighbor and doing unto others as you would have them do to you. (March 25, 2015, Page 4)

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            It’s time to turn out attention to our downtown sidewalks

            Everything, from out flower beds to our storefronts to our parking meters, is looking good downtown. Well, except for some sections of sidewalk. We feel now the city’s focus should turn downward, to those sidewalks around the Square. (March 25, 2015, Page 4)

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              Support continues to grow for Jones

              A protest rally has been scheduled for Wednesday at noon on campus with students from across the state joining faculty and staff members and people from the community to show their support for Chancellor Dan Jones, whose contract was not renewed by the State College Board. It’s obvious the support for Jones is growing as many support his reinstatement. (March 24, 2015, Page 4)

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                Don’t Mess Wit’ Melvin No Mo’!

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the story of Jaybird’s friend, Melvin, and their attempts to get back at an alligator named after him. (March 24, 2015, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Peter Kondos writes to say that President Obama is being eulogized before he leaves office or dies, noting the number of projects and placed named after Obama around the country. (March 24, 2015, Page 4)

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                    Watch out for workers, other drivers in work zones

                    It’s Work Zone Awareness Week and we urge everyone to watch out for workers who are, basically, in their office, when you drive by. We also encourage drivers to watch out for one another since most work zone accidents involve two or more vehicles and not actually workers. (March 23, 2015, Page 4)

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