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Curling — easy to watch, hard to understand

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are winding down, but even after nearly two weeks of events, assistant news editor Jeff Eubanks is still scratching his head trying to figure out curling and other games. (February 20, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Russ Fisher writes to thank coffee groups at the Beacon and Handy Andy for donations to local veterans, Linda Arrington writes to urge people to spay and neuter their pets and to help with projects that accomplish that goal, and Charlene Ott writes to take issue with a recent column by Jimmy Reed. (February 20, 2014, Page 4)

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      Good habits

      Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at his routines, the advice he’s received from some well-meaning folks and some of the habits that we all make part of our routine. (February 20, 2014, Page 4)

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        Who should decide about consolidation?

        There’s a “dirty” word going around the state when it comes to education issues – “consolidation.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how the state Legislature is dealing with consolidation as well as different considerations for different school districts. (February 19, 2014, Page 4)

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          She Divorced Him!

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a conversation with his creative writing students on the subject of which sex is favored by Mother Nature in the business of romance. (February 18, 2014, Page 4)

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            Cash swings for homer with second novel

            Wiley Cash’s debut novel was an award-winner and best-seller, and Editor Don Whitten writes that his follow-up effort, “This Dark Road to Mercy,” could be headed to similar heights. Cash is slated to visit Oxford and Square Books on Tuesday promoting his newest novel. (February 17, 2014, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Jessica Perkins writes to thank those who are involved with the More Than A Meal program and to tell all how they can share gifts through the local program. (February 17, 2014, Page 4)

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                More school days or a different calendar?

                The Center for America Progress is recommending that more time is added to the school year to help students and teachers deal with Common Core Standards, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at options that involve adding more days to the school year or adjusting the school calendar a bit. (February 14, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  The board of Lovepacks, which was the top vote-getter among local charities in Oxford Restaurant Week competition for a $5,000 donation, writes to thank the community for its support and to explain a bit about its program. (February 14, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Drug court grads aid prison reform effort

                    News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about how local and area residents who just completed their drug court program are showing state legislators that their ideas about prison reform and sentencing can work to help individually, collectively and financially. (February 13, 2014, Page 4)

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