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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Got your Halloween costumes yet?

It’s a little more than a week until the Halloween parties and trick-or-treating begins, and Editor Don Whitten wonders if you’ve got all of your Halloween costumes yet. Whitten looks back at homemade outfits and warns that may be ahead for folks that delay much longer. (October 20, 2011, Page 4)

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    Watching local government at work

    A group of local Boy Scouts from Troop 144 attended part of Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting at City Hall as part of the requirements for one of their merit badges. Editor Don Whitten wonders what their reports about their visit to watch their local leaders work will include. (October 19, 2011, Page 4)

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      ‘Holy Ghost Girl’ takes us behind the tent

      What do you think is coming when you see folks putting up one of those giant tents? Not that long ago, it mean a tent revival was coming to town. Editor Don Whitten points to a new book, “Holy Ghost Girl – A Memoir” by Donna Johnson, that takes us inside and behind those tent revivals and their traveling evangelists. (October 17, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Karaoke gives everyone a chance to shine

        Karaoke – where you can be part of the crowd and bring out your inner self. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg looks back at her early days as a “single/performer” and notes she’s enjoying a second shot with her favorite karaoke tunes. (October 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Catchy plan, slogan can get your attention

          Editor Don Whitten admits he hasn’t been following the Republican presidential hopefuls very closely – since the election is still more than a year off – but says his interest and attention has been tweaked by the recent talk of a 9-9-9 Plan. Whitten takes a closer look at Herman Cain’s plan. (October 13, 2011, Page 4)

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            How do you pick your answers, candidates?

            When picking an answer on a quiz or voting in an election, did you realize you’re more likely to pick the first option if you’re not very sure about which to pick? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at that slight edge and its effect on elections. (October 12, 2011, Page 4)

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              Amendment 26 getting groups to act political

              One of the more interesting movements against Proposition 26, the “Personhood Amendment,” is that by local groups that are normally not very political. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at some of those involved in passing along information and influencing people about the issue that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. (October 11, 2011, Page 4)

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                Laws that could make things easier

                When state Rep. Johnny Stringer issued a release after Gov. Haley Barbour signed his bill that allowed driver’s licenses to be renewed every eight years, he said it was a good law because it would make things easier for people and eliminate frustration. Editor Don Whitten offers up a few more suggestions for laws that would probably do the same for a number of citizens. (October 10, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused

                  Oxford EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at the past, present and future as he prepares for the biggest weekend of his life – his wedding. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Bullying changes – and not for the better

                    Bullying continues to be a problem, so much so that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at changes in bullying through the years and notes that it’s a problem we all need to deal with. (October 5, 2011, Page 4)

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