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Hailman gives inside look at federal cases

Is true crime something you like to read about? How about true crime that’s local? Editor Don Whitten writes about longtime federal prosecutor and local attorney John Hailman’s recent book, “From Midnight to Guntown,” and how it offers the ins and outs of federal cases that will seem very familiar to many. (May 8, 2013, Page 4A)

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

They had the big St. Patrick’s Day parade in Jackson and the Chicago River flowed green for a while Sunday, but there were no big public celebrations in Oxford. Editor Don Whitten, tongue in cheek, expresses surprise that city leaders did not ask for a special exemption for alcohol sales as the city has for several other “special” Sundays during the year. (March 18, 2013, Page 4A)

Taking on ‘heat’ in our schools, homes

Noticed the younger folks at your house asking for Flamin’ Hot Cheetos or Andy Capp’s Hot Fries? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the “hot chip” craze and what some schools are doing about it in their lunch and snack rooms. (October 22, 2012, Page 4A)

A single life isn’t worthless or worth less

The smallest of God’s creatures, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, is worth saving. Why not 3-year-old Memphis youngster Maurice Brown Jr.’s life as well? (July 5, 2012, Page 4)

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)

The Clock Will Soon Be Still

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the O’Hares, “Butch” and “Easy Eddie,” and how they both passed on a legacy of honor and courage. (February 28, 2012, Page 4)

‘Took my chances on a big jet plane’

Think traveling for business has to be fun? Ride along with Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks as he relates experiences on a couple of recent journeys to Fresno, Calif. (February 23, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Milly Moorhead West writes to urge city officials to refrain from putting up kiosks to deal with paid parking on the historic Oxford Square, while Jason Plunk writes to commend the city for its trash compactors that help with appearance and cleanliness on the Square (February 24, 2011, Page 4)

Life’s lessons come early for black boys

EAGLE columnist Deidra Jackson had to pass on a life lesson to her son recently, sparking thoughts of other lessons that parents must be sure to pass along to black sons. (September 30, 2010, Page 4)

9/11, books and the First Amendment

With the on-again, off-again plans of a Florida preacher to burn copies of the Quran in the news, staff writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at issues involving the First Amendment and protection of freedom of speech. There’s a fine line that can be crossed when speech or actions become threats and dangerous to others, and there are many that feel this situation fits the bill. (September 10, 2010, Page 4A)

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