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Root canals – a reason to celebrate?

There are days, weeks and months to celebrate just about everything – including March 25-31 as Root Canal Awareness Week. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the unusual celebration that makes most people cringe just from hearing or reading its name. (March 28, 2012, Page 4)

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    Do wheels of justice turn faster sometimes?

    Do the wheels of justice turn slowly or do sometimes they seem to speed up? Local columnist T.J. Ray sees two different speeds,based on political expediency, in the cases of two soldiers charged with multiple killings. (March 28, 2012, Page 4)

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      How To Be A Man

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his high school football coach, the late Ben Ruscoe, who taught him how to be a man. (March 27, 2012, Page 4)

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        Remembering longtime mayor John Leslie

        So many of today’s Oxonians don’t remember, or may not even know, six-term mayor John Leslie. We all, however, make use of so many things he helped bring to the community – roads, buildings, recreational facilities, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten, subbing for longtime Leslie friend and former EAGLE Editor Nina Goolsby, takes a look back at Leslie accomplishments. (March 26, 2012, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Trey McCain writes about the farmers’ market issue, saying that at the end of the day the main objective is to help provide local people a chance to buy local food. (March 26, 2012, Page 4)

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            King sisters, Carter enjoy promoting books

            Three girls, all growing up at the same time and graduating from the same high school class in a town like Oxford – who’d imagine that they’d have two books coming out within days of one another? that’s the case, though, and Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at “Y’all Twins?” by Margaret and Katherine King and “One More Heartbeat: Chosen to Receive God’s Miracles” by Carolyn Carter. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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              The thinker’s cure

              Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about an email message and piece he recently received that shows how sometimes we out-think ourselves. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Camie Bianco and Claire Rychlak write to thank Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Ole Miss for its assistance in a program that gave books to Oxford Elementary School and Della Davidson Elementary School students, while Sabrina Bishop writes to ask how charter school funding can be fair for everyone. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  ‘You’ll understand when you get older’

                  Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks admits it – he can’t, or doesn’t want to, do some of the things he once did. It’s a sign of “getting older,” he writes, as he recalls some wise words from his father from not that long ago. (March 22, 2012, Page 4)

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                    I filled up my truck today – at $3.68 per gallon

                    The high prices of things like gasoline and cigarettes have guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell remembering his younger days in Oxford when prices were low – and much lower when two local gas station owners started a gas war. (March 22, 2012, Page 4)

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