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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Haley Barbour

Sequestration – finding some middle ground

Webster’s definition of sequestration seems a bit different than what’s being talked about these days. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a “political economy” definition and the wide range – depending on who you believe – of possible effects of sequestration. (February 27, 2013, Page 4)

Jersey help may be dealing with accent issues

Some 200 state troopers, including several from Mississippi and Louisiana, are in New Jersey helping with security and traffic control. Editor Don Whitten wonders about communication issues with those three states furnishing some of the most unusual – and different – accents. (November 7, 2012, Page 4)

UM’s CME dedicated to Barbour

Former Gov. Haley Barbour thanked the crowd and university officials as he accepted his name attached to the Center for Manufacturing Excellence at Ole Miss on Thursday. (October 19, 2012, Page 1A)

Letters to the Editor

Lena L. Ward writes to take issue with two measures in the Mississippi Legislature – taking power away from Attorney General Jim Hood and allowing charter schools in the public school system. (February 23, 2012, Page 4)

Numbers – telling a story, provoking thought

Numbers and statistics are almost always part of sports stories. Editor Don Whitten saw some interesting figures that have nothing to do with sports, and he writes about them in relation to what Mississippi is spending to house, feed and take care of prisoners, parolees and offenders on probation. (January 27, 2012, Page 4A)

Consolidation can be part of school management

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes on the subject of education funding and one answer that’s been suggested often but not always taken: consolidation. (January 20, 2012, Page 4A)

Pardon controversy has all kinds of angles

A wide range of emotions – surprise, anger, disappointment, concern, et cetera – have surrounded the news that former Gov. Haley Barbour pardoned or otherwise dealt with sentences for more than 200 people in his final days in office. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the issues that have citizens up in arms. (January 16, 2012, Page 4)

Some pardons on hold

At the request of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, a Hinds County Circuit Court judge has granted an injunction to stop the release of former Gov. Haley Barbour’s pardoned criminals.

A preliminary injunction hearing has been set for 3 p.m. on Jan. 23 before Judge Tomie Green in Hinds County.

Hood requested the injunction Wednesday afternoon claiming that Barbour might have violated the state Constitution by pardoning some inmates who failed to give sufficient public notice that they were seeking clemency. (January 12, 2012, Page 1)

Former Gov. Waller dies at 85

Former Gov. William Lowe “Bill” Waller, originally from Oxford, died Wednesday at the age of 85 in Jackson. Read about his life and reactions from those who knew him in today’s EAGLE. (December 1, 2011, Page 1)

Barbour recalls his 8 years as Governor

Gov. Haley Barbour reflected on his time in office with political columnist Charlie Mitchell during a special conversation with at the Overby Center at Ole Miss on Wednesday. (October 13, 2011, Page 1, 5)

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