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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Staff Editorials

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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      Recalling Oxford’s other integration story

      Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at Oxford’s other integration story from the past – when community and school leaders came together to work out differences in the integration of the local public schools system. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

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        Pat Lamar a true servant for Oxford

        Editor Don Whitten writes about Pat Lamar – the mayor, the community activist, the visionary and, perhaps most importantly, the wife, mother and grandmother. (September 26, 2012, Page 4)

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          Procrastination can have ill effects

          Thomas Jefferson is credited with saying, “Nver put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” Mark Twain countered with: “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the conflict and issues that procrastination can cause for everyone involved. (September 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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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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