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Christmas a little less sweet when it’s all about sweets

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes about a developing trend she’s a bit concerned about — parents and kids getting more involved than necessary or appropriate in chasing down sweets and goodies given out at the local Christmas parade. (December 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Let’s keep politics out of education

    Common Core and its educational standards appear to be batted around like a beach ball between politicians and lawmakers in the coming months, and our view is that we need to leave politics out of education. (December 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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      The best way to deal with leaves

      Local columnist T.J. Ray takes readers through his progression as one who has to deal with an abundance of leaves in his yard, and ends up thinking it might be best to let someone else take care of them. (December 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Two big gold trophies would look real nice

        The Ole Miss Rebels claimed the Egg Bowl trophy last weekend in Oxford. Now, the Oxford High Chargers will be going to Starkville and MSU’s Davis-Wade Stadium to try to win their first-ever gold football signifying a state championship. We applaud the decision to take the championship games to sites other than Jackson and wish the Chargers well in their game Saturday night. (December 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Football always safe? Ask folks at UAB

          Shut down a college football program — naaah, never happen. OK, then, what happened this week at Alabama-Birmimgham. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the UAB situation and the surprise is must be to see a football program in that state actually shut down. (December 3, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Giving is good, but be smart about it

            It’s the season to be jolly and the time to give gifts, but it’s not the time to go overboard. Our view is that you should be careful and smart with your holiday shopping and spending so that January and February and possibly more of early-2015 isn’t a stressful time because of overspending for Christmas. (December 3, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Thank those who pick up after us

              We thank those hard-working men who spend the wee hours of Sunday morning transforming our downtown area from a messy Saturday night into a peaceful and clean Sunday morning, and we urge everyone to do their part to help out. (December 2, 2014, Page 4)

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                Thank God, I’m not PC

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at political correctness and the strategy of those who promote it, noting that he’s glad to sit on the other side of just about any issue that’s pushed as being politically correct. (December 2, 2014, Page 4)

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                  FNC an important part of community

                  FNC Inc., which hosts a groundbreaking ceremony at noon Tuesday at its new 20-acre campus off Highway 7 South, has long been a good steward of the community in addition to one of its major business success stories. We thank them for being an integral part of the community and wish them well in their continued growth. (December 1, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Some of our food treasures disappearing

                    A potluck Thanksgiving lunch at The Oxford EAGLE office earlier this week gave Editor Don Whitten a new look on what foods are still popular and what foods are slowly disappearing. (November 30, 2014, Page 4A)

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