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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Washington D.C.

Lawmakers know we’re watching; they’ll be listening, too

Our view, with midterm national elections last fall and statewide elections coming up this year, is that our state and national lawmakers will be a little more attentive to our needs in upcoming sessions. We urge all to watch what’s happening in Jackson and Washington D.C. and let your senators and representatives know how you feel about pending legislation. (January 5, 2015, Page 4)

The people speak; was anyone listening?

People around the country spoke with their votes Tuesday. The big question now, Editor Don Whitten writes, is what members of Congress and the administration will do in response to the message sent by voters. (November 5, 2014, Page 4A)

Former ‘Water Valley man’ writes mystery

Neely Tucker, one of the first Oxford EAGLE reporters to cover government, education, sports, et cetera in Water Valley in the mid-1980s, has written his debut novel, a mystery titled “The Ways of the Dead.” Editor Don Whitten looks at Tuckers travels since writing for The EAGLE and reviews Tucker’s book. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)

Recalling JFK’s death from a child’s perspective

News Editor Jonathan Scott thinks back to 50 years ago and his memories surrounding the death and burial of President John F. Kennedy, noting how television played such a role in creating and sustaining memories, good and bad, for all of us. (November 22, 2013, Page 4A)

Radical plan might get lawmakers working

Editor Don Whitten wonders if more radical measures might be helpful in getting the House and Senate to settle some of their differences. The plan? Something involving canned meat, crackers and locked doors. (October 3, 2013, Page 4)

Term limits idea beginning to look better

Editor Don Whitten, long opposed to term limits, writes that he might be changing his mind about how long we allow members of Congress to serve. (May 29, 2013, Page 4)

Hailman gives inside look at federal cases

Is true crime something you like to read about? How about true crime that’s local? Editor Don Whitten writes about longtime federal prosecutor and local attorney John Hailman’s recent book, “From Midnight to Guntown,” and how it offers the ins and outs of federal cases that will seem very familiar to many. (May 8, 2013, Page 4A)

Responding to the Boston Marathon tragedy

Editor Don Whitten writes about the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, asking the questions most readers are probably asking these days and wondering how we will respond to the deadly act of terrorism. (April 17, 2013, Page 4)

History Repeating Itself

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about gun control, saying that the ultimate goal of gun control is total power over the people. (January 22, 2013, Page 4)

Paycheck envelopes a tad lighter this week

Have you gotten your first paycheck in 2013 yet? If so, you noticed it was smaller. If not, get ready for the drop. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the 2 percent payroll tax for Social Security that’s hitting all employees. (January 9, 2013, Page 4)

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