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Lafayette County

Letters to the Editor

The board of the local More Than a Meal program writes to thank the community for helping make the Tuesday evening program offering meals and other opportunities a big success in its first year. (June 8, 2011, Page 4A)

Animal rescue?

One hundred and two. Yes, 102. That’s the number of animals euthanized between May 26 and 31, according to the the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society, because of behavior, illness and space. Staff Writer Melanie Addington looks for a different answer and discusses no-kill principles with someone involved with that approach. (June 3, 2011, Page 4A)

Trying to figure out our local gasoline prices

While there’s a report that gasoline prices could start dropping, they have been doing just the opposite for quite a while now and are nearing the $4 a gallon mark. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the longstanding concern among local citizens about prices being higher in Oxford and Lafayette County than in towns and counties less than an hour away. (May 9, 2011, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Tina Cox writes to tell of all of the assistance friends, neighbors and others are giving those in the Pine Flat area after the recent tornado and to thank them for what they’ve done. (May 6, 2011, Page 4A)

Carr dealing with tragedy of house fire

Yes, bad things do happen to good people. Just ask Janice Carr, whose home and all her belongings were destroyed last week in a fire. Carr, who’s involved in a large number of community-oriented projects and programs, is dealing with the loss, however, as Editor Don Whitten writes in explaining her positive approach to life’s challenges. (April 27, 2011, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Longtime local physician Dr. Purves McLaurin gives his perspective on the local hospital and health care scene, citing changes through the years and urging all to look ahead to tomorrow’s great advancements. (April 13, 2011, Page 4)

Giving – it’s something we’re good at

If you’re lending someone a helping hand, then give yourself a hand. In a state and a community that’s known for supporting charitable causes, there are plenty of options. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at our giving spirit and some of the possibilities to get involved with this spring. (March 25, 2011, Page 4A)

Critical thinking skills? Don’t make app for that

Some of the basics and fundamentals of education – think teaching cursive writing – are going by the wayside in many schools. The cause? Technology. Local columnist Deidra Jackson worries about the trend and how it may eventually affect critical thinking by our youngsters in the education process. (March 24, 2011, Page 4)

Rumors, concerns about hospital, possible site

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the hospital relocation issue, commenting on rumors as well as public statements made about possible sites and options. (March 23, 2011, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Maralyn Howell Bullion writes to remind readers about the story of Betsy Love Allen and to note how appropriate it is to pay tribute to the longtime Toccopola resident during Women’s History Month. (March 21, 2011, Page 4A)

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