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Run for Hope a community-wide event

Many local runners are taking part and many other citizens have volunteered for a wide variety of jobs at Saturday’s Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5-K run. Now, it’s time for the rest of us to do our part to cheer everyone on as they take part in a local event that helps a special cause at Camp Hopewell and could mean so much to the community. (February 24, 2010, Page 4)

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    I’ll Still Be An Ant

    Columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the well-know fable “The Ant and the Grasshopper” and looks into how it fits into today’s world, media and government. (February 23, 2010, Page 4)

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      What’s with the un-handicapped parking?

      How many times have you seen cars without handicapped parking license plates or placards parked inside those blue lines or in front of those blue signs? How many times have you see perfectly healthy folks get out of cars in those spots without any apparent concern about whose spot they were taking? Editor Don Whitten checked with local law enforcement officials to see what the general public can do about the illegal parking. (February 22, 2010, Page 4)

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        1st District race drawing lots of attention

        There was once a time – when Jamie Whitten and then Roger Wicker represented the district – when electing a U.S. Representative from North Mississippi meant sending the incumbent back to Washington in a landslide. No more. Democrat Travis Childers won the spot two years ago and is expected to face a challenge this year. (February 19, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Lena L. Ward asks “What’s going on with our government?” and gives her take on what some of the problems are in America. (February 18, 2010, Page 4)

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            Smith flight issue prompts important discussion

            The outrage over director Kevin Smith’s treatment in getting bumped from a Southwest Airlines flight because of his weight offers the opportunity for the public to take a closer look at discrimination against overweight people. (February 18, 2010, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Local reader and author Gerald Inmon wonders about the true value of a penny if it cost nearly a penny to produce one. (February 17, 2010, Page 4)

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                Langston Rogers leaves lasting impression

                Ole Miss Sports Information Director Langston Rogers has been in the business for almost 50 years, including the past 30 with the Rebels. Take a look at Rogers’ influence on college athletics and the people in it as he gets set to retire later this spring. (February 17, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Our Own Babylon

                  Columnist Jimmy Reed wonders if America is headed toward its own Babylon. What can save the country – a change in who makes the laws? (February 16, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Weekend snow almost perfect

                    Youngsters around the community might not think so, but Editor Don Whitten felt that the weekend dusting of snow was just about perfect – enough to enjoy but not enough to mess up travel and school. (February 15, 2010, Page 4)

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