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Learning about Grove tailgating traditions

Staff Writer Melanie Addington went “back to school” last weekend, helping a film crew from Southern Living do a special on tailgating in the Grove, and she shares some of the lessons she learned. (September 21, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Getting ready for important family celebrations

    There are big family-oriented events and celebrations we all take part in – weddings, births, christenings, reunions, anniversaries, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at two he and his families are taking part in – over the course of one weekend. (September 20, 2012, Page 4)

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      There’s the truth and then there’s the truth

      “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” Can we or should we expect our politicians to follow those guidelines? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at that question in light of presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s recent comments about those who don’t pay any income tax. (September 19, 2012, Page 4)

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        County officials craft solid budget

        Editor Don Whitten praises the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and all of the county officials and department heads who worked together to come up with a budget for the upcoming fiscal year that allows the county to actually lower its millage rate. (September 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Oxford officials deserve praise for budget work

          Editor Don Whitten passes out kudos to Oxford’s mayor, aldermen and department heads for their work on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, noting they’ve been able to spend money well and raise salaries without raising taxes. (September 14, 2012, Page 4A)

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            9/11 is not a happy day for anyone

            The wounds are too fresh and too painful, staff writer Alyssa Schnugg writes,  to make it seem correct for someone to say “Happy Patriot Day” on 9/11. Schnugg explores the approach some have to 9/11, Memorial Day and other “holidays.” (September 13, 2012, Page 4)

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              Late ‘My Oxford’ contributors get second chance

              Have you written and submitted your story for “My Oxford,” the e-book being put together to commemorate Oxford’s 175th birthday? Editor Don Whitten admits he hasn’t, but he writes about the opportunity offered to everyone  by book organizers to still get in stories. (September 12, 2012, Page 4)

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                9/11 – A day to remember and to serve

                It was a Tuesday. Eleven years ago. Just like tomorrow, Sept. 11. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at the terrorist attack on our country, how we’ve moved forward since 2001 and how we’ve channeled a lot of action into the national Day of Service and Remembrance. (September 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Into ‘America’s Last Frontier’ and back

                  Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look back at a recent trip to Alaska, comparing the differences between here and there in music, weather, accents, et cetera. (September 7, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Small computers, hand-held phones? No way!

                    Technology, while wonderful, is often so much more than we ever expected. A few decades back, no one imagined laptop computers, smart cellphones, the Internet explosion, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten writes about some of the changes that have affected the newspaper world that he’d have never dreamed off during his early days as a reporter. (September 6, 2012, Page 4)

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