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When is graphic too graphic for youngsters?

Staff writer Jerra Scott’s trip to a local school to write a story about the UNITE Arrive Alive Tour stop there turned out to be much more graphic and emotional than expected. Scott takes a look at the program intended to cut back on texting while driving and drunken driving, and wonders if it might be too graphic for some. (March 6, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Barbara J. Smith writes, on behalf of the Pantry board, to thank all of the volunteers, contributors and participants that made this year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser a big success. (March 6, 2014, Page 4)

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      Better days ahead for Mississippi Coliseum?

      Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at the history of the “state” coliseum in Jackson — the Mississippi Coliseum — and the possibility of a noticeable renovation of the half-century old facility that’s hosted countless events and some big names through the years. (March 5, 2014, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Marie Barnard writes to thank all of those who helped make the Literacy Council and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council’s Genius Trivia Event a big success and to congratulate the participants and winners. (March 5, 2014, Page 4)

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          They’d Be Uh Killin’ Too

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls one of his gone-awry pranks from his younger days and how an older worker saw fit to forgive him and save him from the punishment he’d likely have received for his actions. (March 4, 2014, Page 4)

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            Still trying to figure out Affordable Care Act

            Most folks believe all deserve affordable health care, and most want and hope that the Affordable Care Act works. Editor Don Whitten sees some good things about the national program but still wonders about its viability in light of recent suggestions that many workers may opt to work less or retire early because they can get cheaper healthcare that must be subsidized somewhere. (March 3, 2014, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Members of the Oxford School Board write give their impressions of impending bills in the state Legislature and to urge citizens to contact their legislators to vote No on HB 765 and SB2325 and to amend HB 1476. (March 3, 2014, Page 4)

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                Spaying, neutering your pets is an act of love

                Ever wonder why spaying or neutering your pet might be important — beside all the obvious reasons? Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg relates memories of a special pet as she writes about the valuable help offered at Oxford World Spay Day held recently. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  The media, the South and the same ol’ at Ole Miss

                  Guest columnist Lee Habeeb writes about the recent incident involving the James Meredith statue at Ole Miss and offers a more aggressive rebuttal to the response given by school officials. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    John Arrechea writes to give support for changes in Oxford’s tree ordinance that would protect older, larger trees. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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