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Home help the key to any school’s success

Charter schools tops conversation these days at most water coolers and coffee shops in Mississippi so Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the issue and says there’s more to helping Johnny learn to read than different kinds of schools. (February 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Awards, awards

    With so many awards shows going on these days, local columnist T.J. Ray thought it was time for him to announce some more award winners – in categories such as Best Talking Head, Worst News Network, Greatest Abdication Award, et cetera. (February 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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      ‘Took my chances on a big jet plane’

      Think traveling for business has to be fun? Ride along with Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks as he relates experiences on a couple of recent journeys to Fresno, Calif. (February 23, 2012, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Lena L. Ward writes to take issue with two measures in the Mississippi Legislature – taking power away from Attorney General Jim Hood and allowing charter schools in the public school system. (February 23, 2012, Page 4)

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          Preparing for wide ranges of bad weather

          Last week was recognized as Severe Weather Awareness Week and Editor Don Whitten reminds readers of how varied the weather can be locally at this time of the year. Are you prepared for the extremes – from snow and ice storms to thunderstorms and tornadoes? (February 22, 2012, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Jim Shollenberger writes to remind us that the first goal of most charter schools is to make a profit, and says that should be kept in mind when coming up with legislation allowing them in Mississippi. (February 22, 2012, Page 4)

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              The Old Testament In A Nutshell

              What would you write if asked to do a composition relating your version of the Old Testament? Local columnist Jimmy Reed shares the story on elementary school student turned in. (February 21, 2012, Page 4)

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                Senate bill on charter schools needs some work

                Claiborne Barksdale, CEO of the Barksdale Reading Institute, writes a guest column saying that this week’s state senate bill about charter schools may have good intentions but it has two provisions that raise concerns and should be modified. (February 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Public charter schools give parents choice

                  Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves writes a guest column talking about charter schools and what they can offer to students, families and school districts in the state. (February 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Multi-purpose building deserves close look

                    What do counties surrounding Lafayette have that we don’t? How about a multi-purpose building or center? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a proposal that Earl Babb is taking to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors next week that makes the possibility of such a facility look like a win-win situation for the L-O-U community. (February 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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