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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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            We all need to celebrate with our Aunt Helens

            Do you get invitations to family and friends’ 90th-birthday parties or 60th anniversary celebrations? Editor Don Whitten suggests that you attend after seeing first-hand the value of paying tribute to family and friends while they are still with us. (July 11, 2012, Page 4)

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              Trivia questions about Oxford’s ‘Mr. Bill’

              The annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference got underway Saturday and the community held a Day of Remembrance on Friday to honor the late Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner on the 50th anniversary of his death. But, how much do you know about Faulkner? Editor Don Whitten put together a quiz to test readers on how much they know about Mr. Bill. (July 9, 2012, Page 4)

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                William Faulkner – an appreciation

                News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the past and present of William Faulkner and wonders if he wouldn’t be accepted a bit better these days than he was when he was writing books at Rowan Oak. (July 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Big week for celebrating birthdays

                  We’ve been celebrating Oxford’s 175th birthday for several months and Wednesday will mark our nation’s 236th birthday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the festivities going on this week as the LOU community celebrates. (July 2, 2012, Page 4)

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                    FYI, it’s time for FYI

                    Looking for contact information for a local government official? How about Rowan Oak’s hours? Maybe where you go to get electricity and water services started? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks knows very well where the answers are – in today’s FYI publication. (June 29, 2012, Page 4A)

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