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12-21-12

Predictions about the end of time have come from various sources through the years and the “next” end will be Dec. 21, according to the Mayan calendar. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the speculation and says he fully expects to be celebrating the birth of Jesus – four days after Dec. 21. (December 4, 2012, Page 4)

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    What would you do with lottery winnings?

    Editor Don Whitten dreamed last week he’d won a share of the $580 million lottery. It was only a dream, but read how Whitten says he might have used his post-tax winnings. (December 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Christmas spirit from the big screen

      It’s Christmas movie time again, and Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks lists some of his favorite seasonal films. So what tops his list? It’s one most of us have and one where we usually are very familiar with the cast. (November 30, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Go meet your neighbors

        Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the origin of words and how they change through the years, and then relates change to one of the words he’s writing about. (November 30, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Scammers using the Better Business Bureau

          Scammers and phishers out there don’t just go after individuals through emails and text messages; they’re after businesses as well and they’re not bashful about it. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a recent offering which used the Better Business Bureau as a hook to grab valuable information. (November 29, 2012, Page 4)

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            Gasoline-pricing pattern changing?

            After seeing gasoline prices higher in several nearby communities and also on the way to and from the Jackson area over the Thanksgiving holiday, Editor Don Whiten wonders if pricing patterns are ahead which will signal lower prices in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (November 28, 2012, Page 4)

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              Inward Joy

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates conversations with an old friend and the sage advise he received – put your losses behind you and replace them with inward joy. (November 27, 2012, Page 4)

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                Hostess issue affects more than our taste buds

                Shelves in grocery stores have big gaps where Hostess Inc. products once were placed, and a future without Twinkies, Sno Balls, Dolly Madison products and Wonder bread is upsetting a lot of folks. Of a bigger concern, Editor Don Whitten writes, are the thousands of families affected by the company shutting down. (November 26, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Worldview vs. Biblical values

                  Dr. Carroll Stone writes a guest column offering “worldview” as the term that might be more appropriate than “Biblical values,” and he explains what worldview means. (November 26, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Carolyn Ross writes to say that there are too many questions still left unanswered regarding the terrorist acts in Benghazi, Libya earlier this year. (November 26, 2012, Page 4A)

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