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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Roger Wicker

Slinging mud doesn’t give voters a clear picture

Nasty politics is not something new, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if all the mud that’s been slung back and forth between the Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel camps — and their unofficial supporters — is a bit dirtier than usual. (May 28, 2014, Page 4)

Old phone book shows changes in Oxford

Where were you in 1974, almost 40 years ago? Editor Don Whitten, after glancing through a 1974 phone book, writes about some of the people and places around Oxford that have changed and others that have not over the course of four decades. (September 25, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Don Mutchler writes to say that elected officials should put the interests of their constituents ahead of their own preferences when it comes to making laws and policy. (June 5, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Peter Frost writes about the anger at the government that has dominated the news recently and urges everyone to do what they can to make things better. (April 24, 2013, Page 4)

‘Fiscal cliff’ game goes down to the wire

The biggest game over the past four or five days wasn’t in the NFL or NCAA; it was in Washington as government officials played the “Fiscal Cliff” bowl. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the game, picking out some highlights and some good and bad plays. (January 2, 2013, Page 4)

Gore challenges Wicker for U.S. Senate seat

Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Tupelo faces Democratic challenger Albert N. Gore Jr. of Starkville on Tuesday. Read about the two candidates in today’s EAGLE. (November 2, 2012, Page 10A)

Drug Court hosts third graduation

Eighteen people graduated from the Third Judicial Drug Court Wednesday. Two shared their story. Guest speakers Dr. Thomas Fowlkes and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker addressed the graduates to offer congratulations and advice. (August 16, 2012, Page 1A)

Lafayette County backs Romney

While former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won the Mississippi Republican primary Tuesday, Lafayette County voters backed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, giving him 36.9 percent of the votes. (March 14, 2012, Page 1)

How many politicians did you hear from?

Mitt called. So did Nancy and Rick and even the guv. Editor Don Whitten writes about his weekend  talking – no, make that listening – to politicians via the magic of robo calls. (March 12, 2012, Page 4A)

Learning more about caucuses, primaries

Iowa just had its Republican caucuses, while New Hampshire holds a primary next week. What’s the difference? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the process states go through to allocate delegates for candidates at the national conventions, including how things are done in Mississippi. (January 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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