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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Jackson

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)

Murder suspects caught

A man and woman wanted in connection with the shooting death of a local man were arrested Friday in Jackson, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. (June 17, 2013, Page 1, 3)

Term limits idea beginning to look better

Editor Don Whitten, long opposed to term limits, writes that he might be changing his mind about how long we allow members of Congress to serve. (May 29, 2013, Page 4)

Where are the chips?

Local columnist T.J. Ray relates a recent visit to a restaurant and his follow-up letter to management in pointing out that we should take the time to tell store and restaurant owners and managers both the good and the bad about their business and service. (May 6, 2013, Page 4A)

Looking at speeding cops, lawmakers and taxes

Editor Don Whitten offers some answers and opinions about recent questions he’s received, touching on subjects such as why cops seem to speed a lot, why so many laws are introduced but not passed each year, how taxes are collected on lotteries and Ole Miss football recruiting. (February 11, 2013, Page 4)

Questionable behavior by elected officials

Elected government officials are supposed to be representing us, right? News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about a couple of these officials and some recent actions that appear somewhat questionable, and he wonders if they’re aware of the perception and appearance many of their constituents are getting. (January 17, 2013, Page 4)

Gasoline-pricing pattern changing?

After seeing gasoline prices higher in several nearby communities and also on the way to and from the Jackson area over the Thanksgiving holiday, Editor Don Whiten wonders if pricing patterns are ahead which will signal lower prices in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (November 28, 2012, Page 4)

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