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UM family should listen to their leader

University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, in a letter and news conference last week, urged Ole Miss faculty, staff, students and alumni to follow the school’s creed as the future brings about change. We echo those words of a true leader at the university. (April 6, 2015, Page 4)

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    Vision 2037 meeting produces interesting results

    Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at this past week’s Vision 2037 meeting open to the community, noting that a large turnout was excited about taking part in deciding the future of their community. (April 5, 2015, Page 4A)

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      ‘Tax Freedom Day’ here for Mississippians

      Saturday was “Tax Freedom Day” in Mississippi — the day when the taxpayers in our state have collectively earned enough money to pay their federal, state and local tax bill for the year. We’re glad to see that our states is one of the first to reach that mark, but it does come early because of some problems we’d probably rather overcome such as low incomes and low property value in many areas. (April 5, 2015, Page 4A)

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        Happy Easter

        All have different thoughts about the meaning and origin of Easter, and we wish all well and a Happy Easter in celebrating or recognizing what it means to you. (April 3, 2015, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Angela R. Williams writes about her disappointment with the portrayal of Jesus in the TV miniseries “Killing Jesus.” (April 3, 2015, Page 4A)

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            Thanks, students, for your help in the Big Event

            More than 1,500 Ole Miss students were involved in various projects as part of the annual Big Event. We thank you for taking part and helping in the LOU community, and hope you feel more of a part of the place where you will spend your college years. (April 2, 2015, Page 4)

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              Don’t forget about our fountains of wisdom

              Editor Don Whitten urges all to take advantage of those with age, experience and wisdom as a weekend reception honoring Billy Roberson on his 90th birthday reminded him of the value and importance of listening to our older relatives, friends and neighbors. (April 1, 2015, Page 4A)

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                Ole Miss fares well in affordability index

                We’ve long known Ole Miss’ reputation for being a good value in education, and a recent affordability index places the school second in Mississippi, in the middle of the Southeastern Conference and in the top 250 in the nation. (April 1, 2015, Page 4A)

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                  Deal, Old Timer

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a lesson he learned from his childhood mentor Jaybird about how bragging can get one in trouble. (March 31, 2015, Page 4)

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                    Coach Smith shows players their importance to him

                    Long-time coach Dean Smith left each of his players a check for $200 after he died to show them their importance to him. We hope to see those players remember to pay forward Coach Smith’s kindness. (March 31, 2015, Page 4)

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