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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jackson

Dealing with tragedy, life

The news Monday that Jackson Prep football player Walker Wilbanks had died after suffering an illness in Friday’s football game against Oxford puts a different spin on the world, and makes us all realize how we never know what we’ll have to deal with in life. (August 26, 2014, Page 4)

Helping — because you can

Did you feel relief before you felt concern after  the severe storms and tornadoes blew through earlier this week? Editor Don Whitten writes that you’re not alone — that’s an expected reaction that turns into concern and wanting to help very quickly. (May 2, 2014, Page 4A)

Learning from first class of charter schools

Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board chairman Tommy Cardin released last week a list of 12 potential charter school programs that could be approved for the state under a law passed last year. Editor Don Whitten looks at the list and wonders how much all educators in the state will learn from the charter schools that gain approval and open in the next year or two. (March 19, 2014, Page 4)

Sunshine Week brings advance in transparency

Mississippi Press Association Executive Director Layne Bruce writes a guest column about Sunshine Week, two important bills that will help transparency in government and the importance of letting people know what is going on with their elected and appointed officials. (March 18, 2014, Page 4)

Better days ahead for Mississippi Coliseum?

Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at the history of the “state” coliseum in Jackson — the Mississippi Coliseum — and the possibility of a noticeable renovation of the half-century old facility that’s hosted countless events and some big names through the years. (March 5, 2014, Page 4)

Megabus now stopping in Oxford

Megabus, a bus travel company, now has a stop in Oxford allowing residents to travel via bus to Memphis, Jackson and New Orleans on state-of-the-art double decker buses. The buses will stop at the South Lot on the University of Mississippi campus. (December 17, 2013, Page 1, 3)

Game day coming – again and again and again

An opening stretch of four road games in five outings, including a rare back-to-back trip to the state of Alabama to play Alabama and Auburn is past. Now, as Editor Don Whitten points out, it’s time for the stretch of six straight home games over a seven-week period to begin. Will it pay off for the Rebels? What about for the Lafayette-Oxford-University community? “Are you ready?” is certainly an appropriate question. (October 7, 2013, Page 4A)

Randall gets spot in Miss. Tennis Hall of Fame

Former Ole Miss and professional standout Dave Randall will be inducted into the Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame in January 2014. (August 23, 2013, Page 7A)

Can Detroit show, lead the way again?

Detroit isn’t the first city to seek bankruptcy protection. And it won’t be the last. Editor Don Whitten looks at what led to Detroit’s decision and what it might mean for other struggling cities and counties around the country. (July 24, 2013, Page 4A)

CPI: Important, but hard to figure out

The Consumer Price Index numbers were released earlier this week. So what makes up the CPI and what does it really mean. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the CPI, how it’s determined and what it – supposedly – says about the country’s direction. (July 19, 2013, Page 4A)

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