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The four chaplains practiced what they preached

Looking for a bit of inspiration? Local columnist T.J. Ray offers us the “four chaplains” and their story during World War II that shows they talked the talk and walked the walk. (March 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Let’s take a look at an Arkansas charter school

    Only time will tell which, if any, legislation we get about charter schools in Mississippi. While lawmakers are debating the subject, Editor Don Whitten passes along some of the information he’s gathered about the KIPP Delta Schools, a charter school program in Helena/West Helena, Ark. (March 1, 2012, Page 4)

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      Star search: End of days or just another Dec. 21?

      Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at Dec. 21, 2012, the date some predict the world as we know it will come to an end. Are we, locally, prepared for anything anywhere close to a major catastrophe, much less the end of the world? (March 1, 2012, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Patti C. Harris writes to say that socialism is unsustainable and we need to throw it off while we still can, while Resa Randle writes to thank the Good Samaritan in the community who gave her assistance. (March 1, 2012, Page 4)

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          Going to any birthday parties today?

          Leap years roll around every four years. And the odds of being born on Leap Year Day? How about 1 in 1461? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the history behind Feb. 29 and recalls the first time he heard of someone with that rare birthday. (February 29, 2012, Page 4)

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            The Clock Will Soon Be Still

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the O’Hares, “Butch” and “Easy Eddie,” and how they both passed on a legacy of honor and courage. (February 28, 2012, Page 4)

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              Legend of Lafayette County’s lost Indian gold

              Former Oxonian J.W. “Jay” Mitchell writes a guest column about a longtime local legend – gold that Indians received for their land was buried in Lafayette County – he heard at a recent class reunion. (February 28, 2012, Page 4)

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                Taking a look at AG, charter schools in state

                Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the state’s attorney general and public education and looks at changes being made by the state Legislature. (February 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Flora A. Caldwell writes to give a little background on why February is Black History Month while Gene Hays writes to say that Republicans are just as concerned about public education in Mississippi as anyone. (February 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Home help the key to any school’s success

                    Charter schools tops conversation these days at most water coolers and coffee shops in Mississippi so Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the issue and says there’s more to helping Johnny learn to read than different kinds of schools. (February 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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