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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mississippi

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)

We can give up the big drinks, can’t we?

Banning the sale of large sugar-ladened drinks – is it government overreach or government help for the obese? Local columnist Deidra Jackson looks into the controversy and wonders if our concerns about obesity and health will make the message more important than the messenger. (June 21, 2012, Page 4)

Inspection time?

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at vehicle inspections, wondering how many folks have it done when they’re supposed to and how much safer it makes the roads. (June 14, 2012, Page 4)

Avoiding sun can be about as harmful as sunbathing

Sun or no sun – that’s the question EAGLE staff writer Alyssa Schnugg has had to answer all her life with her fair complexion. The conundrum has continued with the sun harming her skin but also helping provide valuable vitamins, and she writes about dealing with something that’s there almost every day. (April 26, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Susan Kelly writes to thank all of the businesses and others who helped make the local Girl Scouts’ StoryWalk project a success, while Austin G. of Harlan, Iowa, writes to ask readers for help on his fifth-grade social studies project. (April 26, 2012, Page 4)

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