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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Staff Editorials

What Memorial Day is all about

Do you know what holiday is today? Do you know what it’s all about? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Memorial Day and urges everyone to remember the veterans they’ve known who are no longer with us, as well as thanking the veterans who are still alive for all they did for our country. (May 25, 2015, Page 4)

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    Chargers put it all together to claim title

    For 10 years, the OHS baseball program has been trying to win its second state championship. This past Thursday, they accomplished that feat and capped an impressive 35-1 campaign by sweeping George County in the Class 5A finals in Pearl. Publisher Tim Phillips looks at the two state title teams and their similarities, and thanks all who played a part of the team effort that gave the 2015 Chargers their title. (May 24, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Learning more about our noisy visitors

      So what do we know about the cicadas that are buzzing in the trees these days? Editor Don Whitten wondered what purpose they serve, and shares the answers he found. (May 20, 2015, Page 4A)

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        Naturalization ceremony always inspirational

        Friday’s naturalization ceremony that saw 54 new U.S. citizens take the oath of allegiance to their adopted country is inspirational to all who take part or attend. Editor Don Whitten looks at the importance of the event and what it takes for outsiders to become U.S. citizens. (May 18, 2015, Page 4)

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          Slower pace means it’s baseball time

          The slower pace brings back memories of summer and baseball to Publisher Tim Phillips, who recalls the friendships and trips related to his years playing American Legion baseball. (May 17, 2015, Page 4A)

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            College — those wonderful pre-debt days

            Recent graduates at the University of Mississippi, as well as other colleges and universities around the state and country, will soon realize that they’ve just completed some of the best days of their lives. One of the reasons — college loans. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the student debt issue and how it affects college students. (May 14, 2015, Page 4)

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              Think about what boxers’ millions could do

              The long-awaited boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao earned a combined $300 million for the two fighters. Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at their earnings, their promises to help others and what the large amounts of money professional athletes make could do for people. (May 10, 2015, Page 4A)

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                Finals are here, but tests are never done

                Ole Miss students are taking final exams this week and many will be graduating this weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what lies ahead for graduates and how testing never really ends. (May 4, 2015, Page 4)

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                  When will we ever learn?

                  The rioting, rallying and protesting in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray has continued, and brings to mind the actions in Ferguson, Missouri, last year and the actions at the University of Mississippi more than 50 years ago. Publisher Tim Phillips notes that it will be, as it was here, a long process of healing in Missouri and Maryland, and wonders why we can’t all get along as well as learn from the past. (May 3, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    Community lucky to have those like Rosentreter

                    June Rosentreter, who’s been volunteering for The Pantry for nearly three decades now, is an unsung hero who contributes so much to the community through her involvement there. Staff Writer Catherine Boone takes a closer look at the many things Mrs. Rosentreter does and how her servant’s heart is so helpful. (April 30, 2015, Page 4)

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