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Monday, October 20, 2014

Arkansas

Voter ID takes state in wrong direction

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at Mississippi’s voter ID law that will be in place in the upcoming primaries and writes that the state should remove that burden on would-be voters and also consider implementing early voting. (May 8, 2014, Page 4)

Dey Kilt Ole Can’t …

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes that both Maya Angelou and his childhood mentor, Jaybird, had similar thoughts about those who seem to complain about everything – they should to try to change what’s bothering them or change their way of thinking about it. (March 11, 2014, Page 4)

Vacation driving – watch out and be careful

Driving is still an integral part of most vacations. Editor Don Whitten, just back from a week motoring around the Southeast, takes a look at some of the concerns drivers need to have on the roads and at vacation spots these days. (June 24, 2013, Page 4A)

A mule ride I’ll never forget

Former forester John Arrechea tells us about a unusual ride offer he received in 1963 in the woods of Arkansas. (March 15, 2013, Page 2B)

We must do better than ‘I don’t know’

Editor Don Whitten writes about the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and points out that we, as a society, still haven’t come up with the answers that will help prevent such senseless killings. That, Whitten writes, cannot continue to be an acceptable response. (December 17, 2012, Page 4A)

When will all students receive excellent education?

Oxford native and former Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal publisher Billy Crews writes a guest column about a cause he’s long been an advocate for – public education. Crews writes about Teach for America and what it can do for students. (October 5, 2012, Page 4A)

School’s out for summer – what’s next?

The morning and afternoon traffic lines at the schools are disappearing and a car stereo or two was heard blaring Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out.” Editor Don Whitten writes that means it’s time to start making summer vacation plans. What are you thinking about? (May 21, 2012, Page 4)

‘Wild Bill’ Schneller thumbs nose at Arkansas defenders

Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the time “Wild Bill” Schneller’s antics while scoring the game-winning touchdown against Arkansas helped spark post-game brawl in 1938. (October 21, 2011, Page 2B)

Putting a price on peace

It’s not so difficult to understand some of the price increases and economic reports we see. But what about something more abstract? How do you determine, say, the cost of peace? News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at putting a price on peace by studying some recent numbers in the United States Peace Index that show how all 50 states rank in peace and prosperity. (April 21, 2011, Page 4)

Dead animals, harvest of fishy and fowl claims

Dead birds and dead fish. Coincidence or incidental? That’s the question local columnist Deidra Jackson asks as she talks about a few ongoing stories with widespread coverage and widely varied explanations. Jackson urges us to seek the real truth and also to remember that we’re responsible for taking care of this Earth. (January 6, 2011, Page 4)

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