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August – dog days or day of excitement?

After what seemed like a long July, August is here. And what does this month mean to you: heat, school, football? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what’s head in the days and weeks to come. (August 1, 2012, Page 4)

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    Goals behind towing, booting parking violators

    What’s the goal behind tightening down on parking restrictions and violators? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the options – prevention, deterrence, restitution, retribution and rehabilitation – and how towing and booting relate to each. (July 30, 2012, Page 4)

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      My parking option; now how about yours

      Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg admits she’s gotten a parking ticket or two in downtown Oxford. She also offers a possible solution to some of the parking questions and wonders what kinds of ideas others might offer to help with the issue. (July 26, 2012, Page 4)

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        Gun control – questions and more questions

        Gun control, in the wake of last week’s tragic shooting in Colorado, is a hot topic these days. Do we need more gun control? Would it do any good? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue which offers many questions. (July 25, 2012, Page 4)

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          Tragic shooting makes you think about life

          Last week’s tragic shooting at a Batman movie in Colorado leaves us wondering about why tragic things happen, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the questions we have in light of the senseless actions. (July 23, 2012, Page 4)

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            Raspberry leaves legacy for nation and Mississippi

            Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look back at some of the accomplishments and words of wisdom of one of her journalistic heroes, Okolona’s William Raspberry, who died earlier this week. (July 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Parking issue not one that’s going away

              Parking has long been a concern in any downtown area, but particularly of late in downtown Oxford around the historic Square. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at parking in the past and options that are being discussed for the future. (July 18, 2012, Page 4)

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                A conversation piece and a small donation

                “Powerball – $70 million.” Editor Don Whitten writes that the sign he saw recently on a trip to Missouri was enough to get him to try one ticket, and it ended up sparking a bit of conversation. The big question – was his ticket a winner? (July 16, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Need directions? Make sure they’re good ones

                  Those map-and-direction websites and GPSs are wonderful forms of modern technology – when they’re correct. Editor Don Whitten has learned firsthand that’s not always the case, however. (July 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Testing the water – not the great white

                    Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks has the itch to get a boat and get out on the water, but he’s not quite ready to make a big investment. He’s discovered an option that might fit the bill – an inflatable kayak. (July 12, 2012, Page 4)

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