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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Athletes, parents need to treasure final games

Publisher Tim Phillips recalls his son’s final game as an Oxford Charger. As he watches former teammates of his son — players he coached when they were younger — play their final games at Oxford and Lafayette, he urges parents and family members to treasure these last games and all of the time spent with their youngsters over the years. (April 26, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Tank – a special guy who will be missed

    Death rarely, if ever, has any rhyme or reason, Editor Don Whitten writes, and certainly makes the present and the future difficult to deal with. It’s the past that begins the healing, he writes, as he remembers Lafayette County’s Alan Arrington, who died earlier this week from injuries in an auto accident. (December 26, 2013, Page 4)

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      Should ‘extras’ be limited at failing schools?

      Would it help spark improvement at failing schools if students were barred from participating in sports, band and other extracurricular activities. Or would just limiting participation do more good? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at one idea that’s being discussed to help motivate those in failing and struggling districts. (April 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Greatness

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about greatness, that combination of preparation, coaching and desire that makes players and teams excel, and relates it to life. (November 29, 2011, Page 4)

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          Masters at their craft

          Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, an avid sports fans who just recently took up golf, committed to following the 2011 Masters from start to finish, and he came away with an even better appreciation for the game of golf and for those who play it at the highest level. (April 12, 2011, Page 4A)

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