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For variety and good eatin’, consider Mr. Catfish

Perhaps you recall Bubba Blue telling Forrest Gump all the ways shrimp could be cooked and served. Shrimp has nothing on one of our local products – Mississippi pond-raised catfish – as Editor Don Whitten writes in a column about catching and eating the fish that’s being honored this month. (August 8, 2011, Page 4)

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    Scores up in state, future promising

    With school back in session, Mississippi Department of Education board chairman Charles McClelland writes a guest column to note the improvement in test scores from last year and to say that even better things are expected this year in Mississippi. (August 8, 2011, Page 4)

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      Movies are movies – but Cruise as Reacher?

      Loyal readers of best-selling author Lee Child’s series featuring tough guy Jack Reacher must be a bit surprised to hear that Tom Cruise has been picked to play the character in an upcoming movie based on one of the books. Editor Don Whitten says he can’t picture the 5-foot-7 Cruise as the 6-5, 250-pound Reacher he’s been following in Child’s books. (August 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Patti C. Harris writes to say that, now with the budget crisis averted, it’s time to focus on excessive government regulations. (August 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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          It’s not just the heat, it’s the apprehension

          Is, as T.S. Eliot wrote, April the cruelest month. News Editor Jonathan Scott suggests it might actually be August because of all involved with starting school again. He takes a look at the concerns that parents have to help their children from pre-K through seniors in high school deal with this month every year. (August 4, 2011, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Glynna McKendree writes to thank all involved for helping the “Stand Behind Those Who Stood In Front of Us” campaign reach its goal much earlier than expected, and to remind everyone that the project and others to honor veterans is still ongoing. (August 4, 2011, Page 4)

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              Welcome home … Rest in peace

              Rep. Alan Nunnelee writes a guest column to honor Cpl. Judge C. Hellums of Paris, who was given a proper burial in Arlington National Cemetery recently after his and several soldiers’ remains from a WWII attack were discovered and identified. (August 4, 2011, Page 4)

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                School days can combine fun, education

                With open houses this week and classes beginning Thursday for most local students, Don Whitten takes a look at the “fun” parts of school – recess, lunch and activity period – and how they play a key role in the education process. (August 3, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jeff Justis writes to express his agreement with Melanie Addington’s recent column assessing the personhood initiative. (August 3, 2011, Page 4)

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                    My Guys

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a moment to thank “his guys,” the men and women who wear badges as law enforcement officers and firemen and work to keep our world safe. (August 2, 2011, Page 4)

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