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Neither Should He Eat

An initial assignment in one of  local columnist Jimmy Reed’s classes eventually led to Reed being a mediator as his students discussed Occupy Wall Street. In the end, Reed added his own thoughts about hard work and production. (January 17, 2012, Page 4)

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    Pardon controversy has all kinds of angles

    A wide range of emotions – surprise, anger, disappointment, concern, et cetera – have surrounded the news that former Gov. Haley Barbour pardoned or otherwise dealt with sentences for more than 200 people in his final days in office. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the issues that have citizens up in arms. (January 16, 2012, Page 4)

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      Where did all the owner’s manuals go?

      One thing that’s missing, more often than not, in boxes and packages containing new products is an instruction or owner’s manual. Editor Don Whitten keeps looking for them and wondering how you’re supposed to know all about a gadget, game or whatever without those little booklets. (January 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Barbara J. Smith writes on behalf of the Oxford Pantry to thank all of its volunteers in the month of December and to remind the community about the upcoming Empty Bowls fundraiser. (January 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Animal abuse must stop now

          Two more dog killings were reported in the last week or so, continuing a recent trend of local animal abuse. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes on the issue, sharing heartbreaking stories and information that will hopefully help bring an end to the problem. (January 12, 2012, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Melvin S. Arrington Jr. writes to point out that history does repeat itself, noting all of the similarities between Alabama’s 21-0 rematch win over LSU earlier this week and Ole Miss’ 21-0 rematch win over the Tigers in the 1960 Sugar Bowl. (January 12, 2012, Page 4)

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              Ready to run in, or help with, Run for Hope?

              The third annual Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5-K is only about six weeks away, and Editor Don Whitten writes to encourage runners in the community and area to register and volunteers to sign up to help with the popular winter event that raises funds for the Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes at Camp Hopewell. (January 11, 2012, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Alison Wilkes writes to thank the deer hunter whose recent kill was turned into a blessing for several families and to note that others in the community have been generous as well. (January 11, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Ablation!

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of God’s creations (good food, fish, salads, et cetera) and Satan’s responses (sugary snacks, pastries, salad dressing, et cetera) after a recent visit to his doctor discussing another of God’s wonderful creations – doctors who can perform ablation. (January 10, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Getting into the store is often half the challenge

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about a pre-Christmas shopping trip, pointing out problems that some folks seem to have with reading handicap parking signs, driving with cell phones to their ears and getting in the wrong lines to check out. (January 10, 2012, Page 4)

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