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Procrastination can have ill effects

Thomas Jefferson is credited with saying, “Nver put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” Mark Twain countered with: “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the conflict and issues that procrastination can cause for everyone involved. (September 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Jim Shollenberger writes to say that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s comments immediately following the crisis in Libya were irresponsible and to disagree with columnist Rich Lowry’s support of Romney. (September 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Learning about Grove tailgating traditions

      Staff Writer Melanie Addington went “back to school” last weekend, helping a film crew from Southern Living do a special on tailgating in the Grove, and she shares some of the lessons she learned. (September 21, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Visiting the Guru

        Local columnist T.J. Ray spends a little time with the Guru trying to find out why so many drivers are blasting noise from their vehicles these days. (September 21, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          University of Texas President Bill Powers and Longhorn fan Ray Rushing write to praise the Lafayette-Oxford-University community and Rebel football fans for the hospitality at last weekend’s football game, while Nicole Boyd writes to thank all of the local businesses for their hard work in making it a special weekend. (September 21, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Getting ready for important family celebrations

            There are big family-oriented events and celebrations we all take part in – weddings, births, christenings, reunions, anniversaries, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at two he and his families are taking part in – over the course of one weekend. (September 20, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Sue Burton writes to point out that an emphasis on cracking down on people walking away from bars might have a more serious unintended consequence – putting more drunk drivers on the road. (September 20, 2012, Page 4)

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                There’s the truth and then there’s the truth

                “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” Can we or should we expect our politicians to follow those guidelines? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at that question in light of presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s recent comments about those who don’t pay any income tax. (September 19, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Bunt

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at his youth baseball career and the success he had with bunting, relating it to the field of life when taking care of the basics helps one make progress toward goals. (September 18, 2012, Page 4)

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                    County officials craft solid budget

                    Editor Don Whitten praises the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and all of the county officials and department heads who worked together to come up with a budget for the upcoming fiscal year that allows the county to actually lower its millage rate. (September 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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