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On ‘Way Fum Up In ‘Roun Behine

Local columnist Jimmy Reed learned from his childhood friend and mentor Jaybird that it formal education isn’t everything when it comes to communicating and teaching. (March 3, 2015, Page 4)

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    Doors of Hope provides helping hand

    Brenda West writes a “Your Turn” column about Doors of Hope and how it helps members of the community during a transition period as they try to become self-sufficients after a setback. (March 2, 2015, Page 4)

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      Election field set; now it’s time to start campaigning

      Friday’s deadline to sign up to run for local, regional and state offices is past, and now we will start to see campaign messages from the candidates. We applaud those who decided to run, and now urge everyone to do research to help elect the men and women who will best serve their constituents’ interests. (March 2, 2015, Page 4)

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        Do the little things, and the big will follow

        You’ve heard the advice before: take care of the little things and the big things usually take care of themselves. Editor Don Whitten looks at how the Ole Miss men’s basketball team has turned that philosophy into winning ways this season, and then gives examples of how we all can do that for ourselves. (February 27, 2015, Page 4)

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          Pondering traffic control and speeders

          Local columnist T.J. Ray, after seeing a state trooper stopping someone on a rural road, wondered about traffic laws, enforcement and dealing with speeders. (February 27, 2015, Page 4)

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            City, county, MDOT workers deserve lots of credit

            We applaud the planning by city, county and state officials, and thank the workers for Oxford, Lafayette County and the Department of Transportation for all of their work in making streets, roads and highways passable during this week’s winter storm. (February 27, 2015, Page 4)

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              Tom Freeland: Someone I am proud to call a friend

              Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls her first and last meetings with local attorney Tom Freeland, who passed away last weekend. She remembers his help, his knowledge, his support and his wave and smile. (February 26, 2015, Page 4A)

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                Don’t like the snow? Don’t worry, we’ll have something different soon

                Watch the weather over the next week or so. Watch how we go from a winter snowstorm and temperatures in the teens to thunderstorms and temperatures in the 60s. It’s just the way weather goes in north Mississippi — if you don’t like what you get today, just wait for t0morrow. (February 26, 2015, Page 4A)

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                  Oxford Film Fest: The Dirty Dozen

                  In a “Your Turn” column, Melanie Addington takes a look at the Oxford Film Festival and all its meant to many in the community over the past dozen years, and she invites all to take part in this week’s events to watch, learn and celebrate the film industry. (February 25, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    Rep. Mayo’s state income tax bill getting lots of looks

                    Oxford state Rep. Brad Mayo and two fellow Republicans introduced a bill earlier this week that would eventually eliminate the state income tax in Mississippi, and that bill is getting a lot of attention around the state. We have the same questions as everyone else: will the numbers actually work and, if they don’t , how will things get paid for? (February 25, 2015, Page 4A)

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