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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pontotoc

Zinn, Kelly advance to runoff

Pontotoc attorney/political consultant Walter H. Zinn and Saltillo district attorney Trent Kelly have advanced to the June 2 runoff out of a 13-candidate field vying to fill the 1st Congressional District U.S. Representative spot held by the late Alan Nunnelee. Zinn led the district and Lafayette County, which had an 18 percent turnout for the special election. (May 13, 2015, Page 1)

Don’t forget about our fountains of wisdom

Editor Don Whitten urges all to take advantage of those with age, experience and wisdom as a weekend reception honoring Billy Roberson on his 90th birthday reminded him of the value and importance of listening to our older relatives, friends and neighbors. (April 1, 2015, Page 4A)

UM student killed in wreck

A University of Mississippi accounting student was killed Friday in a wreck on Highway 6 in Thaxton. (October 20, 2014, Page 2)

Personal library says a lot about a person

When you come across someone’s personal library, whether in their home or office, do you take a look at the titles? Editor Don Whitten writes about how the titles we have and the books we read can tell people a lot about us. (April 14, 2014, Page 4)

Popular site offers window to the world

Guess what’s usually one of the most popular sites in any community. If you said the local public library, you’re correct. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library adds to the community. (January 13, 2014, Page 4)

Pretzel buns – trend or just a fad?

Do you like soft pretzels? OK, have you tried the new pretzel burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the burger bun craze that sweeping the fast-food market. (September 4, 2013, Page 4)

Wife of retired NFL player killed in wreck

Xanaka Burgess, wife of former Ole Mis Rebel and NFL player Derrick Burgess, was killed Thursday when her car hydroplaned on Highway 9 in Pontotoc County. (April 12, 2013, Page 2A)

Gasoline-pricing pattern changing?

After seeing gasoline prices higher in several nearby communities and also on the way to and from the Jackson area over the Thanksgiving holiday, Editor Don Whiten wonders if pricing patterns are ahead which will signal lower prices in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (November 28, 2012, Page 4)

1862: When ‘men fell like leave’

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the Seven Days Battle, one of the more deadly battles of the Civil War. (July 20, 2012, Page 2B)

Bus bullying shows much bigger problem

The bus bullying incident in upstate New York has gained lots of attention, and Editor Don Whitten writes that he hopes it brings attention to a bigger problem – parents teaching their children about basic respect for others and children learning that lesson. (June 27, 2012, Page 4)

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