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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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          Pilot thinks outside the box with pizza

          Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the pizza-buying pilot and wonders who might come out with the first commercial based on his actions in feeding a full plane waiting for clearance — the pizza company or his airline. (July 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Rights become rites as slide continues

            The end may, or may not, be near, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, but there is no doubt that there is a decline in our country and our culture. What’s ahead? It’s up to us, Ray writes. (July 10, 2014, Page 4)

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              Gardening: Dad’s way then, Don’s way now

              A recent column about gardening by Staff Writer Jerra Scott and typical Southern summer weather brought back memories of working in the family gardens and field for Editor Don Whitten. There is a difference, Whitten writes, in how he did his “gardening” then and now. (July 9, 2014, Page 4)

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                That $20

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story he heard from his group of storytellers about a boxing match between fighters from two rival towns and how one of the boxers had to work extra to get his desired outcome. (July 8, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Former ‘Water Valley man’ writes mystery

                  Neely Tucker, one of the first Oxford EAGLE reporters to cover government, education, sports, et cetera in Water Valley in the mid-1980s, has written his debut novel, a mystery titled “The Ways of the Dead.” Editor Don Whitten looks at Tuckers travels since writing for The EAGLE and reviews Tucker’s book. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Charles Dollar writes to point out — and list many of the names — that many white Mississippians who participated in the civil rights movement are often overlooked or forgotten. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)

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