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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Texting and driving: Stupid, stupid, stupid

A recent survey shows that three-fourths of cellphone users admit to texting and driving and one-quarter of them feel they can multi-task while driving. Our view is that we need to somehow stop texting and driving — through technology with apps or through making and enforcing laws — and the dangers it presents to all on the road. (November 7, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Making something — a real wonder

    Have you ever thought about all that goes into making something? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a simple item — the toothpick — and follows it from the woods into your mouth. (November 6, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Dads’ group offers exciting possibilities

      It’s exciting to see the growth of the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) at the local elementary schools, and we encourage others to get involved with this program that can prove valuable to our local education system. (November 6, 2014, Page 4A)

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        The people speak; was anyone listening?

        People around the country spoke with their votes Tuesday. The big question now, Editor Don Whitten writes, is what members of Congress and the administration will do in response to the message sent by voters. (November 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Reselling tickets needs to be legalized for all

          With so many ways to sell tickets over the Internet — without getting charged with scalping — it seems only fair to legalize selling tickets on the secondary market for more than face value. (November 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Joanne and Mark Wilkinson write to urge giving all local law enforcement officers at least a 50 percent raise, John Hunter writes to say that Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell deserves to wear Chucky Mullins’ No. 38 jersey next season and Margie Merritt writes to give an Auburn fans perspective after the Ole Miss-Auburn game. (November 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Bureau-Creeps

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look a government bureaucrats and the way they often abuse their power. (November 4, 2014, Page 4)

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                Texas Tweeter way off base with comment

                A Tweet by a Texas Internet writer was offensive and way off base, and we wish he could have been present at last week’s Leadership Prayer Luncheon to see how wrong he was. (November 4, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Passing along some of life’s key lessons

                  Have you taught your kids or grandkids some of life’s crucial lessons? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the lessons getting skipped these days, including the likes of how to change a tire, how to jump off a car with a dead battery, how to turn water valves off, et cetera. (November 3, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Voting: Your privilege and your responsibility

                    Tuesday we will elect national representatives, area judges and local school board members. Voting to fill those positions is a privileged earned and protected for you by countless men and women who have come before. We urge all to take advantage of the privilege and exercise your right to vote tomorrow. (November 3, 2014, Page 4)

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