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Must Be Murph

In most parts of the world, he’s known as “Murphy.” In the Mississippi Delta, he’s “Murph” – but he still has his law that states that what can go wrong, will. Local columnist Jimmy Reed reflects on a duck hunting trip years ago when Murph was definitely a member of the hunting party. (October 19, 2010, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Hal Ferguson writes to express his displeasure with former President Bill Clinton visiting last week, Dr. Jeff Evans writes in support of the school bond issue and says that local residents have a great opportunity and a great responsibility, and Jane Fraser writes to inform people that there’s help for those who stutter. (October 19, 2010, Page 4)

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      Company earns ‘F’ grade from BBB

      When you deal with 20,000 customers selling magazines, Dan Wilson, owner of Exclusive Media Services in Oxford, says having complaints is unavoidable.

      However, the Better Business Bureau claims having 128 complaints filed against a company the size of EMS is unacceptable. The BBB showed its views by giving the magazine sales company an “F” rating. (October 18, 2010, Page 1)

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        ‘The Help’ helps local artist

        Director Tate Taylor gave a little help to the local arts community when he purchased one of Taylor artist Bill Beckwith’s statues. Taylor was so impressed that he then also invited Beckwith down to the set of “The Help” being filmed in Greenwood. (October 18, 2010, Page 2a)

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          Black bears – a Mississippi legacy

          While critics of the new University of Mississippi mascot may think the Rebel Black Bear has nothing to do with Mississippi – they may be surprised to find out just how much the black bear has meant to the state from Native American days to creating the first tourism industry – the bear has inspired many. (October 18, 2010, Page 1, 5A)

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            Morning person? Or perhaps a night owl?

            Are you a morning person, one of those people that somehow gets up and going every morning without a hitch? Or perhaps a night owl, one who struggles through hitting the snooze button several times and still needs help and a shot of caffeine? Maybe, you’re somewhere in between. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all three and wonders if heredity or environment decides which you’ll be. (October 18, 2010, Page 4A)

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              How to get ahead

              Guest columnist Ben Walls urges readers to make wise choices, dream and lay a foundation for success and then to never give up as guidelines for how to get ahead in today’s world. (October 18, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Julie H. Walton writes to tell citizens that they could be hearing from United Way representatives in the future asking for assistance with a community-wide drive to help in areas of critical need. (October 18, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  Solitude: Lamar and agriculture

                  L.Q.C. Lamar is known nationally as a congressman, senator, Secretary of the Interior and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, but he is not known for his interest in, and ownership of, farming operations. In 1854, Lamar was living in his home state of Georgia. He had established a law firm in Macon but he did not have any use for his extensive slave holdings. (October 15, 2010, Page 3B)

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                    OUT discusses safety

                    With ridership again doubled this month at 46, 643 or about 2,000 riders a day, the Oxford University Transit system is starting to get crowded. Citing a safety need, the University of Mississippi is requesting changes to the popular Student Union bus stops. (October 15, 2010, Page 5a)

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