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Let’s look at other towns offering Sunday alcohol sales

Local restaurant owner John M. Currence writes, in a guest column, that there are two distinct sides appearing unable to give much ground in the debate over allowing the sale of alcohol in Oxford on Sundays, and he suggests that the best way to reach a compromise might be for both sides to take a look at other communities that allow Sunday sales. (June 2, 2010, Page 4)

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    Jimmy Arrington leaves gifts to so many

    Editor Don Whitten recalls his first encounter with longtime Lafayette High football coach Jimmy Arrington and uses it to show how Arrington, who passed away Friday, affected all of those he met. (June 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Thimk!

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives readers the same list of items that appeared in church bulletins to help his college students see how important it is to use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling. (June 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Can we each have our own way with Sunday sales?

        Guest columnist Jerry Jordan, owner of the restaurant 208 on South Lamar, writes to explain why he and others think Oxford can, and should, support Sunday alcohol sales. (May 28, 2010, Page 4A)

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          End of an era with little fanfare

          A lot has been made of the end of two popular TV shows, “Lost” and “24,” recently, but staff writer Melanie Addington thinks that another show going off the air after 20 years – “Law and Order” – deserves a bit more attention. (May 27, 2010, Page 4)

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            When collecting items goes a bit too far

            There’s a new “dirty” word floating around; this one isn’t a four-letter word, but rather a seven-letter one. How about you – are you a hoarder? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the disorder that’s sparked a TV show and has him wondering about his pack-rat tendencies. (May 26, 2010, Page 4A)

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              Consequences

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed discusses how nature and politics are much the same in that there are consequences for actions. Reed wonders if America’s leaders are refusing to see what Americans are beginning to see: consequences. (May 25, 2010, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Abbeville postmaster Brenda Lewis writes to thank all of those who helped the community in the aftermath of the May 2 tornado, calling them a silver lining in the tragedy. Lafayette High student council president Jeremy Williams and student council advisors Gail Caldwell and Daisy Bullard wrote to thank of the the merchants and friends who helped with Teacher Appreciation Day at the school. (May 25, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Bringing back a TV blast from the past

                  Remake, sequels and spinoffs work from time to time in movies and television. TV viewers, like Editor Don Whitten, who remember the glory days of crime-oriented dramas from the 1960s and 1970s, will see how well one of those shows does 30 years later with CBS bringing back “Hawaii Five-O” this fall. (May 24, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Gradually learning to accept graduation

                    New Editor Jonathan Scott’s elder daughter and middle child is graduating from high school this weekend and heading off to a school far, far away from her parents’ alma mater right here in Oxford. He takes a closer look at school days and wonders how well the family will do with a student 1,000 miles away this fall. (May 21, 2010, Page 4A)

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