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Letters to the Editor

Lena L. Ward writes to comment on the three initiatives Mississippi voters will see on the ballot next week, Dr. Doug Sanford writes to ask “if not at conception, then when?” and Martha Howorth writes to say that Proposition 26 is not a simple issue in a world that is not the best of worlds. (November 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Rights or privileges?

    Do we have rights? Or are lots of things we consider rights just privileges? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at those questions and others when it comes to rights and Constitutional rights. (November 3, 2011, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      L.J. Lewis writes to urge people to leave campaign signs alone, Betsy Chapman writes to ask if Personhood supporters will help the children already in the world, More Than a Meal’s directors thank those involved with the Merry Market fundraiser, Max D. Hipp writes to say that Initiative 31′s passage would have long-lasting and unintended consequences, and Sally Justis writes to say that everyone needs to quit trying to “out choice” everyone else. (November 3, 2011, Page 4)

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        Want a good story? Check out Grisham’s latest

        Looking for a good story to spend a few hours with? Editor Don Whitten recommends John Grisham’s latest book, “The Litigators,” which many say is one of the best-selling author’s best in several years. (November 2, 2011, Page 4)

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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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