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1st District race drawing lots of attention

There was once a time – when Jamie Whitten and then Roger Wicker represented the district – when electing a U.S. Representative from North Mississippi meant sending the incumbent back to Washington in a landslide. No more. Democrat Travis Childers won the spot two years ago and is expected to face a challenge this year. (February 19, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Smith flight issue prompts important discussion

    The outrage over director Kevin Smith’s treatment in getting bumped from a Southwest Airlines flight because of his weight offers the opportunity for the public to take a closer look at discrimination against overweight people. (February 18, 2010, Page 4)

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      Langston Rogers leaves lasting impression

      Ole Miss Sports Information Director Langston Rogers has been in the business for almost 50 years, including the past 30 with the Rebels. Take a look at Rogers’ influence on college athletics and the people in it as he gets set to retire later this spring. (February 17, 2010, Page 4)

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        Weekend snow almost perfect

        Youngsters around the community might not think so, but Editor Don Whitten felt that the weekend dusting of snow was just about perfect – enough to enjoy but not enough to mess up travel and school. (February 15, 2010, Page 4)

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          For Valentine’s Day: A model for marriage

          Valentine’s Day sparks Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze to think of how she didn’t look for someone like her father for a mate, but rather someone like her grandfather. (February 12, 2010, Page 4A)

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            How far south can we go ice fishing?

            About the only fishing that takes part around these parts in February is that we do watching TV bass fishing shows. But what about the sport of ice fishing? Columnist Don Whitten takes a look back at his one trip fishing on a frozen pond years ago. (February 11, 2010, Page 4)

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              Bonds enriches community through OHS musicals

              Ava Bonds has been helping direct Oxford High School musicals for more than three decades, but this week’s presentation of “My Fair Lady” will be her final appearance as choral director since she’s retiring as a teacher this year. Cast members from the past comment on Bonds’ enthusiasm and inspiration that helped make the local high school musical a community project each winter. (February 10, 2010, Page 4)

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                Saints over Colts: Destiny or too much Drew?

                How many of you New Orleans Saints fans out there started wondering about all of this “destiny” talk when the Indianapolis Colts bolted out to a 10-0 in Sunday’s Super Bowl? Thanks to a stingy defense, a gambling coach and quarterback Drew Brees’ record-setting performance, destiny – and the Saints – prevailed. (February 8, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  It’s time to consider Sunday alcohol sales

                  News Editor Jonathan Scott isn’t stuck on Valentine’s Day, but he does see it as a catalyst to discuss the possibility of Oxonians joining other towns across the state in deciding to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday. (February 4, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Local film fest offers something for everyone

                    The Oxford Film Festival is fast becoming one of the top destinations in the region for those who enjoy seeing the up-and-coming in the world of cinema. Feature films, documentaries, shorts and all other types of work will be screened later this week. (February 3, 2010, Page 4)

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