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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Louisiana

Will new sales tax holiday be worth it?

Since both the House and Senate have passed similar bills, it’s likely that Mississippi will soon see a tax-free holiday on hunting and/or fishing items and supplies in the near future. Editor Don Whitten wonders if the tax money that will be lost could be better spent on other needs in the state. (February 27, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Johnny W. Lott writes to stress the importance of education and to urge state lawmakers to use rainy day funds to deal with the underfunding issue in Mississippi. (February 21, 2014, Page 4A)

In A New York Minute

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at a day that can never be forgotten – Sept. 11, 2001 – and recalls how he and so many Americans felt while watching the tragedy unfold. (September 11, 2012, Page 4)

Students, alumni look forward to weekend events

This weekend’s events at the University of Mississippi will include the crowning of Homecoming Queen Martha Day and her court during half-time during the game Saturday night and a reunion of former Miss Ole Miss alumnae and Col. Reb. alumni. (November 11, 2011, Page 1B)

Wet Labor Day forecast for area

Tropical Depression 13 is expected to dump inches of rain in the Gulf Coast states Sunday and Monday but how much rain Oxford will see is still unknown. (September 2, 2011, Page 3A)

Local kayakers brave high river for fundraiser

Oxford’s own Bowman Hitchens and Rob Treppendahl, both seniors at Ole Miss, took to the waters of the Mighty Mississippi Tuesday morning to being their journey down the 2,300-mile long, swelled river in hopes to raise money for Interfaith Compassion Ministry. (June 22, 2011, Page 1)

Who will join Meridian in policing sagging?

The Meridian city council recently passed an amendment to the city’s indecent exposure laws that outlaw wearing pants more than three inches below the hip. Editor Don Whitten wonders how long it will be before other cities and towns across the state take on sagging pants and baggy britches. (April 25, 2011, Page 4A)

Putting a price on peace

It’s not so difficult to understand some of the price increases and economic reports we see. But what about something more abstract? How do you determine, say, the cost of peace? News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at putting a price on peace by studying some recent numbers in the United States Peace Index that show how all 50 states rank in peace and prosperity. (April 21, 2011, Page 4)

We’re No. 2 – and we wish we weren’t

Gasoline consumption down? Fuel prices rising? More costly in Mississippi? What’s the real story on gasoline and diesel fuel prices and how much it means to people. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the numbers which place Mississippi second only to Montana in how much consumers spend to run their vehicles. (December 27, 2010, Page 4)

Let’s remember all affected by Katrina

Hurricane Katrina hit land – on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi – five years ago Sunday. Editor Don Whitten mentions all of the programs and specials marking the fifth anniversary of the deadly and destructive hurricane, but wonders why it seems like there is usually more mention of New Orleans than of the effect on Mississippi. (August 30, 2010, Page 4A)

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