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Learning, teaching and the grades we get, give

Longtime professor and current local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at grades, their importance, what they signify and how they are often determined. (February 27, 2014, Page 4)

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    Breaking a commandment — or ignoring it?

    President Ronald Reagan regularly quoted what he called the 11th commandment — Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at national and Mississippi politics where it appears a number of Republicans aren’t following those directions at all. (February 26, 2014, Page 4)

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      Take The Risk

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along a lesson he learned years ago about taking risks when there’s an opportunity to make a financial gain. (February 25, 2014, Page 4)

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        Shopping options south of town? Yes, please

        Word of possible shopping options in parts of Oxford south of the downtown area has residents in those areas looking forward to changes that will make their everyday life a little easier. Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze, who lives “south of town” explores the possibilities. (February 24, 2014, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Mary B. Sellers writes to offer an essay she wrote about the state of Mississippi in light of the defiling of the James Meredith statue on the Ole Miss campus. (February 24, 2014, Page 4)

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            Basketball promotion caught in fine print

            A West Chester (Pa.) University freshman hit a layup, free throw, 3-point shot and half-court shot, but didn’t win the $10,000 prize in a halftime promotion. Why? The fine print. Editor Don Whitten wonders what lessons were learned in the incident. (February 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Johnny W. Lott writes to stress the importance of education and to urge state lawmakers to use rainy day funds to deal with the underfunding issue in Mississippi. (February 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Curling — easy to watch, hard to understand

                The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are winding down, but even after nearly two weeks of events, assistant news editor Jeff Eubanks is still scratching his head trying to figure out curling and other games. (February 20, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Russ Fisher writes to thank coffee groups at the Beacon and Handy Andy for donations to local veterans, Linda Arrington writes to urge people to spay and neuter their pets and to help with projects that accomplish that goal, and Charlene Ott writes to take issue with a recent column by Jimmy Reed. (February 20, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Good habits

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at his routines, the advice he’s received from some well-meaning folks and some of the habits that we all make part of our routine. (February 20, 2014, Page 4)

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