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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mississippi

Non-partisan voting works for judges, how about everyone?

We will be electing judges on a non-partisan ballot in November. Perhaps this is something we need to start using when we elect government officials at all levels. (September 28, 2014, Page 4A)

Fall a season of color and excitement

Today is the first day of fall and, while it’s not the normal fall weather around here, it’s a signal that we’re about to have those wonderful things that only come with fall: football in nippy weather, the pumpkin patch, colorful leaves falling, et cetera. Some consider it the best of the seasons; we encourage all to take advantage of it in the coming weeks and months. (September 23, 2014, Page 4)

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

Did you realize Tuesday was Women’s Equality Day? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a survey comparing treatment and opportunity differences between women and men and how Mississippi ranks nationally. (August 27, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Jane Scholl writes to agree with another letter-writer that there is a litter problem in the community and it will take a complete attitude change to take care of the issue. (August 13, 2014, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

David Smith writes to discuss the local litter problem, noting that citizens must change their attitude about litter and cleaning it up in order to properly deal with the issue. (August 6, 2014, Page 4)

Correcting schools’ under-funding

Patsy R. Brumfield, in a “Your Turn” guest column, writes that a constitutional amendment is an efficient way to correct school funding shortages in Mississippi. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)

Rights become rites as slide continues

The end may, or may not, be near, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, but there is no doubt that there is a decline in our country and our culture. What’s ahead? It’s up to us, Ray writes. (July 10, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Charles Dollar writes to point out — and list many of the names — that many white Mississippians who participated in the civil rights movement are often overlooked or forgotten. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)

Voters should have two fine candidates in November

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the still-contested Republican Senate primary runoff race between incumbent Thad Cochran and challenge Chris McDaniel and how it was affected by traditional Democratic voters to set the stage for an expected November meeting of two moderate candidates in Cochran and Democrat nominee Travis Childers. (July 3, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Ray Garrett writes to say that November’s election to decide  Mississippi’s U.S. Senate spot currently held by Thad Cochran will be a choice between political and party ideology and not between the candidates. (July 2, 2014, Page 4)

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