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Learning more about caucuses, primaries

Iowa just had its Republican caucuses, while New Hampshire holds a primary next week. What’s the difference? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the process states go through to allocate delegates for candidates at the national conventions, including how things are done in Mississippi. (January 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Are memories in cyberspace really the same?

    Remember the photo albums and home movies your parents or grandparents pulled out regularly? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg got a look at some of her family’s VHS movies from the past, and now is ready to take a proactive approach to keeping up with precious memories. (January 5, 2012, Page 4)

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      Still time for New Year’s resolutions?

      Must New Year’s resolutions be made before, on on, the first day of the year? Editor Don Whitten wonders about protocol as he offers some suggestions about how to deal with resolutions and some to consider making if it’s not too late. (January 4, 2012, Page 4)

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        Watch out for anyone eyeing text messages

        Texting while driving is illegal in some states and should be in all of them. Something just as frustrating, although nowhere as dangerous, Editor Don Whitten writes, is texting while walking. He relates some of his experiences and observations from a couple of trips to malls during the holidays. (December 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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          You don’t know what you’ve got, until you’ve got it

          Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks got another neat gadget for Christmas – a Roku – and it sparked memories of how he’s learned to adjust to all of the new and improved products that make life easier and more entertaining. (December 29, 2011, Page 4)

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            Dealing with post-Christmas, holiday blues

            Feeling some of those holiday blues? Tree still up? Wrapping and boxes still in the carport? Thinking about those January bills? Editor Don Whitten offers some suggestions in dealing with the pressures of the two-week holiday period that wraps up one year and begins another. (December 28, 2011, Page 4)

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              The most important birthday of all

              What kind of cake are you having for Christmas on Sunday? It’s the birthday of Jesus and Editor Don Whitten writes about how his families always have cake to celebrate birthdays. That and more Christmas memories and traditions are the subject of Whitten’s last column before the big day. (December 23, 2011, Page 4A)

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                In the midst of a remarkable revival

                News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some highlights of the past 14 months, noting the decisions made in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community in late 2010 and 2011 will reverberate for years. Scott ties it all together to show what outsiders are learning about the community – it’s a pretty good place to live and work. (December 22, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Shopping procrastinators still have options

                  Do you have all your Christmas shopping done? That’s a question that many of us fear this time of year, but EAGLE Editor Don Whitten lets us know that there is still time and plenty available to get something special for those on your Christmas list this year. (December 21, 2011, Page 4)

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                    To sex ed or not to sex ed

                    Results are in from a Center for Mississippi Policy survey of parents across Mississippi about sex education in the schools, and Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the results and other things to consider as the local schools prepare to pick a program to implement. (December 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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