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BMH money offers different options

Spend it and pay off debt? Invest it, use the proceeds for special projects and save the principal for emergencies? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how local government officials handled funds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in light of talk in the city of raising taxes. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)

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    Correcting schools’ under-funding

    Patsy R. Brumfield, in a “Your Turn” guest column, writes that a constitutional amendment is an efficient way to correct school funding shortages in Mississippi. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)

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      Death O’ Fear

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about life lessons and beliefs and expresses gratitude in learning early in life to stand up for what he believes in. (July 22, 2014, Page 4)

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        What’s up, Doc?

        As a longtime educator with multiple degrees, local columnist T.J. Ray still gets called “Doctor” from time to time. “Dr.” or “Doc” is a term, he writes, that should show respect for knowledge and ability of someone doing something, not just for an education gained. (July 21, 2014, Page 4)

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          Budgeting for chocolate price increase

          Did you see where cocoa futures are shooting through the roof? Increased costs for that key ingredient as well as other has led The Hershey Company to announce an upcoming price increase, and Editor Don Whitten writes about how it will affect the candy lovers in his household. (July 18, 2014, Page 4A)

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            A star is born — at least in my own mind

            The acting bug bit early, EAGLE Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes as she takes a look back at her dreams of being a movie star and how she did in a recent audition for an upcoming production of Theatre Oxford. (July 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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              My, how we have grown around here

              Editor Don Whitten, after getting a report from 1960, compares facts and figures about Lafayette County and how it has grown in the 50-plus years since then. (July 16, 2014, Page 4)

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                Disappearing Insurance

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a valuable lesson he learned early in life: much of the unhappiness in the world could be cured if lazy folks would find something to do and working folks would find nothing to do. (July 15, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Who are millennials — and what do they think?

                  Are you a millennial? Do you know a millennial or two? Editor Don Whitten looks at the group that includes teenagers to those in their early 30s, including what a recent poll says about their political leanings and feelings about the government. (July 14, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Rohini Patel writes to urge young ladies to strive to accomplish anything they wish, while Barbara Smith writes to thank all of the volunteers and those who are donating items to help The Pantry. (July 14, 2014, Page 4)

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