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Mississippi

Political party squabbles getting more local

Do you think that, sometimes, the Democrats pay more attention to Republicans and their problems and vice versa? Editor Don Whitten writes that what has been more of a national issue is now starting to trickle down locally as parties have internal squabbles that are making the opposition take note. (September 14, 2011, Page 4)

Changes could help lame duck supervisors situation

Lame duck officials – those not re-elected to their current office but serving until new officials take office – are part of life and government. Editor Don Whitten offers a solution to dealing with the issue as he calls for changes in the fiscal year or when newly elected officials take office. (September 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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)

Letters to the Editor

Former Gov. Bill Waller writes to say that elections results and numbers from the Aug. 2 primary show that Mississippi needs to drop its closed primary system and replace it with an open primary. (August 15, 2011, Page 4A)

The joys of Friday night high school football

There’s little better to enjoy than Friday night high school football. So says Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, who’s been on hand for his share of games through the years. It’s time again for another season, and Eubanks lays out plans for 2012 while also taking a look at the past. (August 12, 2011, Page 4A)

Interstate barriers – the best answer for safety

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at a new system designed to make highways safer – barriers in the median that include posts and cable. He looks into the cost and wonders if there might not be better ways to spend money or to make traveling safer. (August 10, 2011, Page 4)

For variety and good eatin’, consider Mr. Catfish

Perhaps you recall Bubba Blue telling Forrest Gump all the ways shrimp could be cooked and served. Shrimp has nothing on one of our local products – Mississippi pond-raised catfish – as Editor Don Whitten writes in a column about catching and eating the fish that’s being honored this month. (August 8, 2011, Page 4)

Scores up in state, future promising

With school back in session, Mississippi Department of Education board chairman Charles McClelland writes a guest column to note the improvement in test scores from last year and to say that even better things are expected this year in Mississippi. (August 8, 2011, Page 4)

Election Day and time to vote

Local columnist T.J. Ray isn’t all that excited about some of the things that are part of election season, but he is sure about one thing – anyone qualified to vote should be voting Tuesday, Aug. 2. (August 1, 2011, Page 4A)

Whose personhood?

Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at the personhood initiative, Amendment 26, that is expected to be on the ballot in Mississippi in November. She cites statistics about serious issues in our state and asks if those issues need to be dealt with more than personhood. (July 29, 2011, Page 4A)

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