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Why start school later? Tourism? Heat?

The starting date for public schools has been moving up closer and closer to the first of August in recent years, but a measure going through the state Legislature would push it back to the third week in August. Editor Don Whitten looks at the pros and cons of going back to a later starting date. (April 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Faye Lokey writes to say how much UM’s Big Event meant to her and to others in the community and to thank the students for their assistance, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the churches and groups who assisted the Pantry during February and March. (April 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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      I mow the lawn electric

      News Editor Jonathan Scott, who is embracing a zero-gasoline policy when it comes to lawn care now that he’s the proud owner of an electric-powered mower, writes about his newest machine and how it affects his yard work. (April 12, 2012, Page 4)

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        Reality TV today: Cheap laughs, faux authenticity

        Remember “Candid Camera”? Local columnist Deidra Jackson remembers several versions of the popular, and original, reality TV show, and compares it to today attempts at realism that appear to be there just for cheap laughs. (April 12, 2012, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Eulastine Thompson writes to let people know about the upcoming Lafayette County Scholarship Banquet and the work CLEAR Core Inc. has been doing in the local community for years. (April 12, 2012, Page 4)

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            Grisham hits homer with baseball novel

            It’s that time of the year again – baseball season is going full swing and baseball books are hitting the shelves. Editor Don Whitten mentions several highly-touted books out in 2012, and says that John Grisham’s baseball novel, “Calico Joe,” is certainly one to snag. (April 11, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Jessica Perkins writes to thank the volunteer groups who helped with donations and service for the More Than A Meal program. (April 11, 2012, Page 4)

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                Lawd Glad Received

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed asked his freshman composition students to write about either going back in time to change a bad mistake or to relive one of their best days, and ended up writing one for them about a meaningful fishing trip he made years ago. (April 10, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  John DuChaine gives a counter argument to a recent letter sent in by George Johnston regarding the death of cyclist Kevser Ermin,  a UM graduate student who was killed while biking on Highway 314 in October of last year. (April 9, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Why art education is important, too

                    EAGLE staff writer Melanie Addington encourages the Oxford School Board to realize the value of the arts in education when making decisions about the new high school, citing her education and the importance art and theater meant to her growing up. (April 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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