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Sunday, April 19, 2015

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‘Tax Freedom Day’ here for Mississippians

Saturday was “Tax Freedom Day” in Mississippi — the day when the taxpayers in our state have collectively earned enough money to pay their federal, state and local tax bill for the year. We’re glad to see that our states is one of the first to reach that mark, but it does come early because of some problems we’d probably rather overcome such as low incomes and low property value in many areas. (April 5, 2015, Page 4A)

What’s that smell?

A recent sniff of the new air freshener in the bathroom transported staff writer Alyssa Schnugg back in time to bubble baths as a 4-year-old. Schnugg did some more research about smells and memories and shares her findings. (November 7, 2014, Page 4A)

The media, the South and the same ol’ at Ole Miss

Guest columnist Lee Habeeb writes about the recent incident involving the James Meredith statue at Ole Miss and offers a more aggressive rebuttal to the response given by school officials. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

Winters cold but the memories are precious

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls the joy of “snow days” growing up in New Jersey and, after moving to Florida for many years, thinks about the chances of her children and grandchildren enjoying the winter weather and possible snow they could see in north Mississippi. (January 9, 2014, Page 4)

Lotto, housing and booze

Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks offers a bit of information, entertainment and education as he looks into winning the big lottery, thinking about buying real estate in the area and the possibility of cold beer being offered at stores in Oxford. (August 9, 2013, Page 4A)

Christmas shopping about more than spending

The world’s greatest Christmas shopper may well have been Marilyn Kagen. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls the days (and nights) she went Christmas shopping with Mrs. Kagen – her mother – looking for presents for everyone in the family. (December 6, 2012, Page 4)

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)

9/11 is not a happy day for anyone

The wounds are too fresh and too painful, staff writer Alyssa Schnugg writes,  to make it seem correct for someone to say “Happy Patriot Day” on 9/11. Schnugg explores the approach some have to 9/11, Memorial Day and other “holidays.” (September 13, 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)

Separation of church, state can get confusing

The Mississippi State Senate approves a chaplain. Judges out west rule that a cross at a park is unconstitutional. Where’s the separation of church and state and where is the middle ground. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg takes on the wide variety of responses to the issue and suggests that more clear-cut laws would help eliminate these “What?” moments of conflict. (January 20, 2011, Page 4)

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