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Amendment 26 getting groups to act political

One of the more interesting movements against Proposition 26, the “Personhood Amendment,” is that by local groups that are normally not very political. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at some of those involved in passing along information and influencing people about the issue that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. (October 11, 2011, Page 4)

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    Pazzo!

    Ever think about expanding a project or business? Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along some advice he learned from a story his mother told him when he was entertaining those thoughts. (October 11, 2011, Page 4)

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      Laws that could make things easier

      When state Rep. Johnny Stringer issued a release after Gov. Haley Barbour signed his bill that allowed driver’s licenses to be renewed every eight years, he said it was a good law because it would make things easier for people and eliminate frustration. Editor Don Whitten offers up a few more suggestions for laws that would probably do the same for a number of citizens. (October 10, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused

        Oxford EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at the past, present and future as he prepares for the biggest weekend of his life – his wedding. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Savoring the faces that matter

          Local columnist T.J. Ray offers a friendly suggestion: spend less time worrying about your face and more time appreciating and savoring the faces that you meet. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Jeff Roy and Ottis Anderson write to express thanks on behalf of the Lafayette County Fire Department for those who’ve made the fundraising campaign a success, while Jesse Wright writes to say that the Board of Supervisors’ vote to withdraw funding from the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is a blow against future projects in the community. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Censorship, not controversial art, is in bad taste

              The business of using ideology to deny people and programs much-needed money is, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, getting old. Jackson brings the issue from the national stage with FEMA to locally with the Board of Supervisors pulling funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                J. Gabriel Scala writes to express the sadness and disappointment that local non-profit VOX Press felt after learning that the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors had voted to pull funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, while Claire Kiamie writes to express thanks to members of the community who helped make the recent Rally for a Cure such a success. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Bullying changes – and not for the better

                  Bullying continues to be a problem, so much so that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at changes in bullying through the years and notes that it’s a problem we all need to deal with. (October 5, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Marie Barnard writes to correct and clarify her statement at last week’s meeting about beginning the search for a new superintendent for the Oxford school system, noting that she wants a leader who will focus on the health and well-being of the student body. (October 5, 2011, Page 4)

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