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Grisham returns with issue-oriented novel

Best-selling author John Grisham’s fall release — “Gray Mountain” — is on the shelf, and it features a female attorney and takes on the issue of coal mining and mining safety. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Grisham’s latest for those who want a preview before they get a copy. (November 10, 2014, Page 4)

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    Football gods need to smile on Rebels

    Publisher Tim Phillips, after suffering through a replay of the Ole Miss-Auburn game, wonders when the football gods will finally let the bounces and calls go Ole Miss’ way. Could it be this year or will it be, as usual, on down the road? (November 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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      What’s that smell?

      A recent sniff of the new air freshener in the bathroom transported staff writer Alyssa Schnugg back in time to bubble baths as a 4-year-old. Schnugg did some more research about smells and memories and shares her findings. (November 7, 2014, Page 4A)

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        The people speak; was anyone listening?

        People around the country spoke with their votes Tuesday. The big question now, Editor Don Whitten writes, is what members of Congress and the administration will do in response to the message sent by voters. (November 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Passing along some of life’s key lessons

          Have you taught your kids or grandkids some of life’s crucial lessons? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the lessons getting skipped these days, including the likes of how to change a tire, how to jump off a car with a dead battery, how to turn water valves off, et cetera. (November 3, 2014, Page 4)

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            New hospital important in so many ways

            The groundbreaking for the new Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi facility signals the start of one of the large economic developments in the area’s history. Publisher Tim Phillips looks at the cooperative effort of local leaders and Baptist Hospital officials, and all that has accomplished for the area. (November 2, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Mississippi’s finest presented in new book

              Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at all of the people featured in the just-released book, “Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes,” and why all — including one of the writers involved with the project — have done so much for sports in the state. (October 30, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Parking meters: Good deeds or good luck?

                Good Samaritan or city revenue producer. Editor Don Whitten is trying to decide if he should continue to help out downtown parkers whose meters are about to expire or just let them alone and boost the city coffers from the tickets and fines that would follow. (October 29, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Political signs have their place

                  So far, there appears no need to call out the “Sign Ninjas.” Editor Don Whitten looks at election campaign signs and where they’re supposed to be. (October 27, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Beating, dealing with cancer a team effort

                    Publisher Tim Phillips relates the story of NFL defensive lineman Devon Still and his daughter’s fight with cancer to show that dealing with cancer is, indeed, an effort that involves all of us. (October 26, 2014, Page 4A)

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