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Finding the right ‘chief’ important for city

Years ago, it was Chief White. Then Chief Bramlett. And now, Chief Martin. With Martin retiring as head of the Oxford Police Department, Editor Don Whitten says it’s an important hire for the city and crucial to get the right man to fill some big shoes. (October 18, 2012, Page 4)

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    Preparation crucial for long-term security

    Editor Don Whitten takes a look at long-term security – money for those retirement years – and options that most must consider if they are to be prepared. (October 17, 2012, Page 4)

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      Mississippians and the voting booth

      Editor Don Whitten writes about the voting habits of Mississippians, noting that voters in the Magnolia State turn out in a higher percentage than most of the country. (October 15, 2012, Page 4A)

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        ‘A conversation with’ from the pumpkin patch

        See all those bright orange pumpkins there at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch? Editor Don Whitten had, or imagined, a conversation with one of the pumpkins to see just what makes the Pumpkin Patch so popular. (October 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Don’t let bill collectors take advantage of you

          Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg relates her own situation with a medical bill and a collection agency to show people that they need to get involved and protect their rights when it comes to paying bills and dealing with collection agencies within the system. (October 11, 2012, Page 4)

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            JFK tapes book offers close-up view of history

            Those who study U.S. presidents, history and movements often cite presidential museums and libraries as excellent sources of information. Don Whitten writes about a “portable” look at John F. Kennedy’s term through a book that includes tapes and transcripts of notable events of the early 1960s. (October 8, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Status update: Get to work!

              Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes about his dislike for a popular social networking giant, Facebook, because of the time he sees people wasting communicating on the site. (October 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Must-see TV series begins tonight

                The L-O-U community was really in touch with the presidential debates and election four years ago with the first of the three debates held here. Editor Don Whitten wonders if local citizens will  be as involved and engaged this election, starting with watching tonight’s debate with a knowing eye. (October 3, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Equality – we’ve come far, have far to go

                  News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some of the good and bad of the 50 years since James Meredith enrolled at the University of Mississippi, pointing out that the journey is one we have to steadily keep traveling. (October 1, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Soldier looks at 1962 from different perspective

                    Researchers, historians, Ole Miss professors and James Meredith himself have all written books about Meredith’s admission to the University of Mississippi and the accompanying violence. Editor Don Whitten points readers to yet another view – former military policeman Henry Gallagher’s just-released book detailing what he saw and experienced in Oxford in 1962-63. (September 28, 2012, Page 4A)

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