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Mississippi

State among best in emergency preparation

A report last week showed that Mississippi ranks among the top states in the country in preparation for emergencies. Editor Don Whitten writes that he’s not surprised since Mississippians have long handled and responded to many of those situations. (December 26, 2012, Page 4)

What would you do with lottery winnings?

Editor Don Whitten dreamed last week he’d won a share of the $580 million lottery. It was only a dream, but read how Whitten says he might have used his post-tax winnings. (December 3, 2012, Page 4A)

Hostess issue affects more than our taste buds

Shelves in grocery stores have big gaps where Hostess Inc. products once were placed, and a future without Twinkies, Sno Balls, Dolly Madison products and Wonder bread is upsetting a lot of folks. Of a bigger concern, Editor Don Whitten writes, are the thousands of families affected by the company shutting down. (November 26, 2012, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Randy Knight writes to remind us, at this time of thanksgiving, to thank farmers for their contributions to our well-being. (November 22, 2012, Page 4A)

Jersey help may be dealing with accent issues

Some 200 state troopers, including several from Mississippi and Louisiana, are in New Jersey helping with security and traffic control. Editor Don Whitten wonders about communication issues with those three states furnishing some of the most unusual – and different – accents. (November 7, 2012, Page 4)

Your vote matters – so cast it tomorrow

There are those who suggest Mississippi’s votes don’t matter a whole lot. To that, Editor Don Whitten has a one-word answer: Hogwash! Reasons abound, Whitten writes, why you should exercise your right to vote Tuesday. (November 5, 2012, Page 4A)

Get active – your life may depend on it

News Editor Jonathan Scott suggests that we need to exercise our minds and our bodies – and that the reward for that will be better health and longer lives. (October 25, 2012, Page 4A)

Mississippians and the voting booth

Editor Don Whitten writes about the voting habits of Mississippians, noting that voters in the Magnolia State turn out in a higher percentage than most of the country. (October 15, 2012, Page 4A)

When will all students receive excellent education?

Oxford native and former Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal publisher Billy Crews writes a guest column about a cause he’s long been an advocate for – public education. Crews writes about Teach for America and what it can do for students. (October 5, 2012, Page 4A)

Economic growth depends on investing in university faculty

Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds writes a guest column explaining issues, concerns and needs involving getting and retaining top-notch faculty members at the state’s colleges and universities. (October 4, 2012, Page 4)

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