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Raspberry leaves legacy for nation and Mississippi

Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look back at some of the accomplishments and words of wisdom of one of her journalistic heroes, Okolona’s William Raspberry, who died earlier this week. (July 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Some fads make you wonder

    Body piercings, tattoos, baggy pants, five o’clock shadows and baseball caps turned backward. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at various fads and wonders what will be next? (July 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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      ‘Easier’ parking for women, ‘honey-do’ lists for men

      It’s not a joke, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes – female drivers in a couple of cities have their own parking spaces. Perhaps we need to initiate some more “laws,” she adds, mentioning special guidelines for males when it comes to driving, dealing with illnesses and taking care of “honey-do” lists. (July 19, 2012, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jessica Perkins writes, on behalf of the More Than A Meal board, to thank all of those who helped the organization serve the community during the past year, and to encourage all to become involved when it begins again later this year. (July 19, 2012, Page 4)

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          Parking issue not one that’s going away

          Parking has long been a concern in any downtown area, but particularly of late in downtown Oxford around the historic Square. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at parking in the past and options that are being discussed for the future. (July 18, 2012, Page 4)

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            Put Me In, Coach

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days playing high school football and the lessons he learned about life during those days. (July 17, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Wilbur Lee Todd writes to say that we need to appreciate and practice the disappearing art of writing letters, while Jeff Justis takes issue with a recent Jimmy Reed column and the values “Real Americans” have. (July 17, 2012, Page 4)

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                A conversation piece and a small donation

                “Powerball – $70 million.” Editor Don Whitten writes that the sign he saw recently on a trip to Missouri was enough to get him to try one ticket, and it ended up sparking a bit of conversation. The big question – was his ticket a winner? (July 16, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Patti C. Harris writes to point out that, after seeing that the Congress, courts and Constitution haven’t stopped President Obama’s agenda, only the voters can apparently do anything. (July 16, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Need directions? Make sure they’re good ones

                    Those map-and-direction websites and GPSs are wonderful forms of modern technology – when they’re correct. Editor Don Whitten has learned firsthand that’s not always the case, however. (July 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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