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How many of you know our state song?

Newspapers and libraries are often called for information that no one else seems to have, and one question that’s come to The EAGLE lately involves Mississippi’s state song. Editor Don Whitten recalls learning the song, “Go Mississippi,” during his elementary school days. (July 19, 2010, Page 4)

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    Voters face big decision with ‘personhood’ proposal

    Staff writer Melanie Addington points to the initiative concerning changing wording in state law defining when a human becomes a person and worries about the government getting even more involved in life choices for women. She talks about a recent lawsuit filed over the issue and argues that we could spend our time better to help our youth. (July 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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      County fairs offer a little bit of everything

      County fairs and livestock shows used to fill the schedule of events in the summer months around the state, but now are not as commonplace. Editor Don Whitten looks at what they have to offer and suggests possibly taking in one of the nearby ones still going strong. (July 15, 2010, Page 4)

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        Garden plot holds so many memories

        EAGLE Co-Publisher Tim Phillips thinks back over the memories about the garden plot that he and his father, EAGLE Publisher Emeritus Jesse Phillips, plant and harvest each year. It’s a labor of love for Jesse Phillips, and Tim Phillips says it’s something that he has come to appreciate just as much as his father. (July 14, 2010, Page 4)

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          Summers seem to be getting shorter

          The countdown has gotten serious. No, not the countdown until the start of preseason football practice or the countdown to the first game this season, but rather the countdown to students returning to school. Editor Don Whitten points out that the summer break seemed to start just a few weeks ago, and now there are signs pointing toward school buses, shopping trips for new clothes and changing summer schedules for school mornings. (July 12, 2010, Page 4)

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            E-readers popular, but still can’t top real books

            Everywhere you go, it seems like you see and hear about e-readers such as Nooks, Kindles, iPads and Kobos. Editor Don Whitten has seen the price of the new way to read books come down, but he’s still not ready to switch from buying and reading ink-and-paper versions. (July 9, 2010, Page 4A)

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              Cable company leaves Lafayette County out in the cold

              Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg praises the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors for their recent emphatic “No” vote on giving the local cable company, MetroCast, a tax exemption. Cutting taxes, especially for schools, is a big no-no with customers and the supervisors made that clear with their vote. (July 8, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Run for Hope offseason work going strong

                You might think Lynn Sloan and others connected with the Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5K are taking the summer off after their winter fundraising event. You’d be wrong. Editor Don Whitten catches up with Sloan and other race organizers to get an update on their offseason efforts. (July 7, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Are you obeying all the new laws

                  With new laws taking effect in Mississippi and many other states on July 1, Editor Don Whitten wonders if readers know about all of them. He touches on several, including some from Mississippi that will be affecting many across the state. (July 5, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Top 10 things to eat, drink to deal with heat

                    How do you cool off while playing golf, after mowing the yard or while working outside? Editor Don Whitten gives a list of the top 10 things you can eat or drink to help. No. 1? A big drink of water. (June 30, 2010, Page 4)

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