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Staff Editorials

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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    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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      Being thankful for the problems we have

      With today Thanksgiving and the year winding down, News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some of the big local issues – bike lanes, Ole Miss football and downtown parking – and writes that we, indeed, have lots to be thankful for even if we’re not all that pleased with everything going on. (November 22, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Not ready yet? How about next week?

        Are you ready for Thanksgiving? All the chores done? Would you like another week? Editor Don Whitten takes a look back when there were two days set aside for Thanksgiving – the fourth Thursday in November and the final Thursday in the month. (November 21, 2012, Page 4)

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          Hall of Fame inductees mix of old, new

          Who are the most recent inductees into the Hall of Fame? No, not those Halls of Fame – the National Toy Hall of Fame. Editor Don Whitten relates a conversation about the news members and the other 49 that many of us grew up with. (November 19, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Post-election posturing already underway

            Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the national scene just over a week after Election 2012 and already sees both sides of the aisle saying this and promising that, and he wonders if there will be hands reaching across the aisles for the good of the country rather than the good of the parties. (November 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Secession petitions taking things a bit too far

              If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. That’s a common response. Editor Don Whitten points to a new response – if you can’t beat ‘em, secede – that’s popping up around the country after the recent election, and he writes that it appears lots of folks apparently don’t recall their history lessons very well. (November 14, 2012, Page 4)

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                Election gone by and a new can of worms

                Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look a recent post-election events at the University of Mississippi and wonders when people are going to learn to understand and respect one another. (November 13, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Learning the values of our coins

                  Seeing a youngster get a lesson in the value of the change in our pockets and purses brought back memories to Editor Don Whitten of a time years ago when he unfairly used his knowledge of the value of coins in his elementary school’s “candy store.” (November 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Thank a veteran this weekend

                    Veterans Day is Sunday and it’s time to seek out the veterans in your family, your neighborhood, your church, et cetera, Editor Don Whitten writes, to thank them for their service to our country and for giving us the rights we enjoy today. (November 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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