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What all can you do with your cell phone?

Cell phones were created, obviously, to allow us to make wireless phone calls outside of the home or office. But what else can you do with a cell phone. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some normal uses and some that might be a bit surprising to many. (September 8, 2011, Page 4)

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    Post office woes could affect lots of us

    Do you pay some, or all, of your monthly bills online? Do you use email rather than “regular” mail? If you answer no more than yes, you may be forced to change is the U.S. Postal Service can’t figure out a way to handle its financial problems. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at how the problem could affect us. (September 7, 2011, Page 4)

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      Changes could help lame duck supervisors situation

      Lame duck officials – those not re-elected to their current office but serving until new officials take office – are part of life and government. Editor Don Whitten offers a solution to dealing with the issue as he calls for changes in the fiscal year or when newly elected officials take office. (September 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Labor Day – honoring the American worker

        This is a big four-day weekend, beginning with tonight’s Oxford-Lafayette football game and ending with Labor Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Monday’s holiday and who it honors. (September 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Taking small, but tasty, steps to adulthood

          One of the steps to adulthood involves learning to prepare food for meals. News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family are working with his elder daughter to help her make the transition to cooking her own meals and filling out her own menu – while she’s miles away at college. (September 1, 2011, Page 4)

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            Pondering the need for more local policemen

            Four more police officers, costing some $160,000 a year, were approved by city leaders to help patrol and control all that goes on in Oxford, but particularly in the Square area at night. Was it the right decision? Who should pay? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue, nothing that there are at least two sides to the story. (August 31, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Jobs’ move sparks memories of barrel of Apples

              Remember your first Apple computer? Or was it, by then, called a Mac? Perhaps your first Apple product had the “i” in front of it, as in iMac, iPod, iPhone or iPad? Editor Don Whitten, after learning of Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ stepping down, recalls his first Apple computer from nearly three decades ago. (August 29, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Traffic concerns mount with return of students

                Did you get caught in that massive traffic jam on Jackson Avenue last Friday? What about today? How’s it coming dodging folks who are paying as much, or more, attention to their cell phones than the road? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the last couple of weeks as the community adjusts to the addition of thousands of students and cars. (August 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  In local elections, every single vote does count

                  Think your vote doesn’t matter? Not so, says Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg as she points out the close local races decided by less than 50 votes and one in Yalobusha County decided by eight votes. (August 25, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Lots of factors delay teens getting driver’s license

                    It wasn’t all that long ago that teenagers couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel and drive. Youngsters, at least more of them, are waiting to get their driver’s license now, and Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at why. (August 24, 2011, Page 4)

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