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Monday, October 20, 2014

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Getting along despite our differences

A move by many in Scotland to declare independence from the United Kingdom fell short in a vote, but it’s indicative of how regional differences within smaller areas can overflow into politics. Editor Don Whitten looks at divisions mentioned in the United States and even wonders how some of the distinct regions in Mississippi have learned to get along so well. (September 22, 2014, Page 4)

A little bit too much royalty

All of you tired of all of the talk and coverage of the royal baby, raise your hand. Now, all of you looking for more news and waiting on your special edition collectors’ plate with little George’s picture, raise your hand. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the allure of royalty and how the “throne” is much more accessible in our country. (July 29, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Philip Loria writes about the Bill of Rights and history in relation to the Second Amendment and gun rights. (January 23, 2013, Page 4A)

Salaries – wow!

Time is precious, it’s been said. It’s more precious for some than others, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, as he looks at various salaries earned by CEOs, entertainers, pro athletes, et cetera. (July 27, 2012, Page 4A)

A Wretch Like Me

John Newton made one of life’s biggest turnarounds, going from being a man involved with slavery to becoming a minister and composer of hymns. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at Newton’s life and some of his works. (February 7, 2012, Page 4)

Something’s Rotten

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes to take issue with the fact that senior citizens are having to worry whether or not they’ll receive peace of mind – and a decent return on all the work and money they’ve put into the system through the years. (August 16, 2011, Page 4)

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