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Sunday, February 1, 2015

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Hall of Fame voters show what’s unacceptable

Some cheating — gamesmanship might be a better description — is expected and tolerated in sports. Other forms of cheating are not, however. Editor Don Whitten points out that the voters for baseball’s Hall of Fame are making it clear what they find unacceptable. (January 8, 2015, Page 4)

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    What cities are best, worst for singles?

    Singles looking for other singles may be in a good situation in our community, but one report shows that there are parts of the country where it’s much more difficult for singles to meet and date. Editor Don Whitten reveals some of the top and bottom spots around the country, according to a recent study. (January 7, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Sports trips about more than sports

      Students from the local school systems are often part of trips related to extracurricular activities as well as those connected with academic classes. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the OHS boys basketball team’s recent trip to Washington D.C. to show how valuable all of these out-of-the-classroom trips are for students. (January 5, 2015, Page 4)

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        Not everyone likes SEC pride, unity

        Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how most of the non-SEC football fans around the country have little appreciation for the “S-E-C, S-E-C” chant that goes on at SEC games, and are taking their shots at the conference after its top teams struggled in bowl games. (January 4, 2015, Page 4A)

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          Is the birthday cake ready for Thursday?

          Christmas is about a lot of things, but the only real thing is that it’s the celebration of the birth of Jesus — thus the best reason for cake at Christmas. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at family traditions surrounding Christmas, including have at least one birthday cake. (December 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Cuba relations — a multi-sided story

            Should we, or should we not, re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba? Editor Don Whitten looks at some of the pros, cons and middle ground of an issue that’s drawing lots of attention. (December 22, 2014, Page 4)

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              Ode to an electric hand-held mixer

              News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family had to say goodbye to a long-time friend recently: an electric hand-held mixer they’ve been using for three decades. (December 19, 2014, Page 4)

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                Popular section of EAGLE coming Friday

                It’s that time of the year — for what many say is their favorite edition of The Oxford Eagle. Yes, the annual Seasons Greeting issue that includes hundreds and hundreds of letters from local youngsters to Santa Claus comes out Friday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look inside the paper getting those letters and preparing them for you to read. (December 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Christmas gifts a sign of future occupation?

                  Do kids who ask for doctor’s and nurse’s kits for Christmas go into medicine. Do those who ask for cars become race car drivers or mechanics. Do those who ask for cameras become photographers? Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at some of his favorite Christmas gifts and how little they had to do with journalism. (December 15, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Building codes safeguard county residents

                    Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the building codes passed by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and what they can do to help with growth outside the city limits and how they can protect homebuyers. (December 14, 2014, Page 4A)

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