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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lafayette County

1st District race drawing lots of attention

There was once a time – when Jamie Whitten and then Roger Wicker represented the district – when electing a U.S. Representative from North Mississippi meant sending the incumbent back to Washington in a landslide. No more. Democrat Travis Childers won the spot two years ago and is expected to face a challenge this year. (February 19, 2010, Page 4A)

Weekend snow almost perfect

Youngsters around the community might not think so, but Editor Don Whitten felt that the weekend dusting of snow was just about perfect – enough to enjoy but not enough to mess up travel and school. (February 15, 2010, Page 4)

Schools need assistance in dealing with cuts

Funding problems are only going to get worse for Mississippi educators with the governor announcing more budget cuts. Administrators want to make the cuts without affecting the education process, and they say they need a bit more assistance from lawmakers and education officals at the state level. (February 5, 2010, Page 4A)

Friday brought back memories of 1994

When the frozen precipitation starting collecting on tree limbs and branches and just about any other spot it could freeze last Friday, how many of you started having flashbacks of 1994 when Oxford was shut down by “the ice storm”? (February 1, 2010, Page 4A)

Curtailing cell phone use in vehicles

Retired professor T.J. Ray wonders if we might get a better hold on the problem with talking and texting while driving if we put notices in government vehicles warning the drivers they could lose their jobs if caught. (January 20, 2010, Page 4)

Four-day school week an option to consider

Maybe it’s time to consider another option to help out with funding problems for school districts across Mississippi. How about going to school four days a week. Read more about how that would save money in gas, bus driver pay, maintenance, et cetera. (January 18, 2010, Page 4)

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