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Gasoline prices confusing to newcomer

A newcomer to our community didn’t understand the big difference in local gas prices and those in nearby towns, so he called Editor Don Whitten for some information. The answer, Whitten told him, is not a simple one – if there is one at all. (June 11, 2012, Page 4)

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    Use common sense before, during vacations

    Getting ready for that summer vacation? Editor Don Whitten passes along a checklist of things to do (and not do) when you’re traveling, whether near or far or whether for a couple of days or a week or two. (June 8, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Oh, Fraptious Day!

      Local columnist T.J. Ray looks back at the Sunday before Memorial Day, noting its calm and beauty as he observed creatures of nature interacting with each other. (June 8, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Breaking news: 24-hour news is broken

        Local columnist Deidra Jackson, who makes her living in journalism, never thought she’d see the day when she would give up on “breaking news” and 24-hour news channels. It’s happened, however, and Jackson says it’s because everything’s “breaking” in today’s world. (June 7, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Oxford needs more basketball courts

          Guest columnist Taylor McGraw takes a look at one part of the local recreational scene that is missing in all of the improvements of the last couple of decades – more basketball courts. (June 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Lena L. Ward writes to say that there are lots of questions still unanswered when it comes to implementing and paying for the Voter ID law recently passed in Mississippi. (June 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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              FESJC a great bargain, opportunity for golf fans

              What pro sport can you sit or stand within feet of the athletes without paying hundreds of dollars for a ticket? Golf, of course. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the Mid-South’s popular PGA Tour stop in Memphis and the opportunities it offers golf fans to get up close and personal with the best players in the game. (June 5, 2012, Page 4)

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                Buying A Penny Whistle

                After being accused of being a tightwad, local columnist Jimmy Reed offered a look into thriftiness and avoiding impulse buying by writing about his grandmother Reed’s way of dealing with items in the Sears Roebuck catalog. (June 5, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Put the breaks on paid parking

                  EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at the possibility of paid parking on the Oxford Square, and encourages city leaders to consider the town’s beauty and the economic impact parking meters and paid parking will have on the community. (June 4, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Opting in – What you are choosing

                    Beginning this fall, parents of seventh- and 10th-graders in school systems around the state will have to decide if they want their children to take part in a 10-day sex education course – either abstinence-only or abstinence-plus. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the local options and expresses concerns about what’s ahead. (June 1, 2012, Page 4A)

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