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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Staff Editorials

Help is there when needed most

News Editor Jonathan Scott found out firsthand how helpful first-responders are when one of his vehicles caught fire recently. Scott tells the story of his problem and about all of the assistance he received. (January 16, 2015, Page 4)

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    Beware of two scams that are popping up

    Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a couple of scams — one involving jury duty and the other involving wage garnishments — that have popped up lately. (January 14, 2015, Page 4)

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      If you could move, would you — and where?

      While the Lafayette-Oxford-University community is known more as a destination than an exit point, there are those in other parts of Mississippi who would leave the state if they could. Editor Don Whitten looks at some survey results about which states have residents wondering about leaving and which states are the most popular destinations. (January 12, 2015, Page 4)

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        Making resolutions — and sticking with them

        Have you broken any of your New Year’s resolutions already. Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at some of his resolutions and suggests that we might focus less on making resolutions we can’t keep and trying to just be a better person. (January 11, 2015, Page 4A)

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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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