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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Double Decker: A celebration, an aberration

Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at the annual Double Decker Arts Festival and all it has to offer, particularly in bringing visitors to the community, and adds that we need to also invite this weekend’s visitors to return for the “other” special Oxford that exists on non-festival and non-game day weekends. (April 23, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Alexe van Beuren writes to dispel the myth that downtown, Main Street businesses in Water Valley are just hobbies for the owners, pointing out that they’re real businesses with real customers who are contributing to the community’s well-being. (April 23, 2014, Page 4)

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      The Nut

      With the fish biting as spring finally hits some warmer temperatures, perhaps it’s time for a fish tale. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates one he heard from his childhood mentor, Jaybird, about a giant fish, a squirrel and a special type of bait. (April 22, 2014, Page 4)

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        Speed detectors affecting some of us

        Have you noticed the speed detector on Sisk Avenue between Bramlett Boulevard and the Highway 7 Bypass? Has it affected your driving speed? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the device, its purpose and its results. (April 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Becky Rice writes to urge members of the community, with Tuesday being Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day, to thank the leaders of he local Girl Scout troops and to also consider volunteering for what is a great cause. (April 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Make a list, grab a chair, find that sleeping bag

            Music lovers – particularly those who’re into vinyl records – are in for a big day Saturday when local record store The End of All Music hosts Record Store Day. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at plans for the event. (April 18, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Adrian Shipman writes to encourage readers to look into “Better Schools = Better Jobs,” a push to get full funding for Mississippi’s public schools. (April 18, 2014, Page 4A)

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                So proudly we should hail

                Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the use and misuse of the American flag, and stresses the importance of its proper use. (April 17, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  James N. Busby writes to say that the North American Free Trade Agreement has not done what was expected and should be renegotiated. (April 17, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Researchers discover answer many already had

                    Can you sense an argument coming on with your spouse? What do you do? According to recent research, you might want to split a candy bar between the two of you. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at what he thought was common knowledge – the importance of sugar and spice in any relationship. (April 16, 2014, Page 4)

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