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‘Mississippi’s 100 Greatest Football Players’ a big hit

Do you like lists? You know, Top 10 lists, Top 20 lists, even Top 100 lists? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at local author/editor/publisher Neil White’s latest work, “Mississippi’s 100 Greatest Football Players of All Time.” The list, the extras and the photos make the book a must-see. (November 9, 2011, Page 4)

Coaching merry-go-round has to stop at UM

All of the smoke surrounding the Ole Miss football program flamed up big-time Monday with the announcement that Houston Nutt will end his coaching career here this season. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the past and future of the program, which will soon have its fourth head coach in a decade, and writes that a long-term commitment is essential for success for the Rebels. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)

Sonic going ‘old style’ to speed up service

Local Sonic Drive-In customers may have noticed a change in the way carhops get around lately. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the skating service offered now by talking with management. (October 27, 2011, Page 4)

LOFT has big hit with Temptations fundraiser

From time to time, you run across something that’s a win-win situation. One is coming up next month for those who like music and want to help a local philanthropic organization, and Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the two sides – The Temptations in concert at The Lyric and a fundraiser for the Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow. (October 24, 2011, Page 4A)

Some alarmed by fire code inspections

While few violations were found on the Square, city fire inspectors were double checking occupancy levels at many restaurants and bars on the Square on Thursday night. These inspections are expected to continue through the weekend. There are questions from business owners, however, about the frequency and randomness of the checks. (October 14, 2011, Page 1A)

Letters to the Editor

Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the individuals and groups who volunteered and those who held events for making the past month a special one for the local food Pantry, while Carol Dorsey writes to thank Wayne Andrews and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council for making Oxford such an agreeable destination. (October 14, 2011, Page 4A)

Rural Legal Services to stay in Oxford

After much contentious discussion and planning by the directors of the North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, legal help for low-income families will remain in Oxford; however, many services will be cut. (October 11, 2011, Page 1)

Censorship, not controversial art, is in bad taste

The business of using ideology to deny people and programs much-needed money is, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, getting old. Jackson brings the issue from the national stage with FEMA to locally with the Board of Supervisors pulling funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

J. Gabriel Scala writes to express the sadness and disappointment that local non-profit VOX Press felt after learning that the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors had voted to pull funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, while Claire Kiamie writes to express thanks to members of the community who helped make the recent Rally for a Cure such a success. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

Art’s message also important

Sometimes things get lost in translation, and staff writer Melanie Addington writes that is what happened this week with the controversy over the “Scratch and Sniff” art showing in Oxford. Addington talks about the purpose and message of the actual art and how it was overlooked because of all of the talk about where the show would be held. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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