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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mississippi

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)

Letters to the Editor

Mary Laura Bragg writes about a recent column on education in Florida, offering corrections to what she says are inaccuracies. (September 12, 2012, Page 4)

Take a look before following Bush’s ideas

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recently urged Mississippi to follow the lead of his state in making changes in the education of children. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who lived in Florida for many years before moving to Oxford, cautions that we should all take a closer look at what was done and what happened in Florida before we commit wholesale to Bush’s recommendations. (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

How much is too much?

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley writes a guest column explaining the role of the commissioners and urges an effort to make sure that they all work to make sure to keep the public’s interest at the forefront. (August 13, 2012, Page 4)

Tragic shooting makes you think about life

Last week’s tragic shooting at a Batman movie in Colorado leaves us wondering about why tragic things happen, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the questions we have in light of the senseless actions. (July 23, 2012, Page 4)

William Faulkner – an appreciation

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the past and present of William Faulkner and wonders if he wouldn’t be accepted a bit better these days than he was when he was writing books at Rowan Oak. (July 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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