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Getting prepared for the General Election

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman writes a guest column to remind voters about next Tuesday’s General Election, and to urge them to study all of the issues and cast votes for the three initiatives on the ballot. (November 2, 2011, Page 4)

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    The Child Who Never Was

    Jimmy Reed writes to tell a story about a young girl named Sally who makes several decisions that affect her and others lives, including the child who never was. (November 1, 2011, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Timeka Davis writes to explain why she will vote no on Proposition 26, which she says will take away free will. (November 1, 2011, Page 4)

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        ‘Just the facts’ doesn’t paint a pretty picture

        You may not agree with Half in Ten’s ideas about how to cut the country’s poverty rate in half in the next 10 years but, as Editor Don Whitten points out, it’s all but impossible to argue with the numbers they present. (October 31, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Brian Hudson writes to urge voters to seek the truth about Amendment 26 before casting their votes next week, while Charlotte Propes writes to say that Amendment 26 will do nothing but add to the troubles many women face today. (October 31, 2011, Page 4A)

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            More barriers at polls lead to fewer voters

            The more people that vote, the better our democratic form of government works, right? Why then, News Editor Jonathan Scott asks, would we want to approve Initiative 27 which would make it more difficult for a number of voters across the state of Mississippi? Scott takes a look at the proposal and offers a suggestion if the measure passes next month. (October 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Dr. Ford Dye writes to urge all candidates running for legislative and statewide office to remember local doctors and their contributions to the community when making policy. (October 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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                A road trip to remember

                When most people say they “burned up the road getting there,” they mean they drove fast. Guest columnist John Morgan’s meaning of the phrase was a bit different as he relates in a story from more than 25 years ago. (October 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Sonic going ‘old style’ to speed up service

                  Local Sonic Drive-In customers may have noticed a change in the way carhops get around lately. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the skating service offered now by talking with management. (October 27, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Eric Hankins writes to discuss religion in relation to Amendment 26 and says the initiative is an expression of democracy at its finest, while Ginger Mark writes to thank Rep. Alan Nunnelee for working on behalf of the diabetes community. (October 27, 2011, Page 4)

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