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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mississippi

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)

Reality check: Their challenges are ours, too

Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at a growing problem – teen pregnancy – that affects youngsters and families in all places and all stations of life. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

County OKs $61 million budget

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a $61 million budget Wednesday for the 2012-13 Fiscal Year budget, while maintaining the second lowest county tax rate in the state. (September 14, 2012, Page 1A)

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