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Freeze wins a particularly important day in Hoover

COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala. —He was quick but not rushed, funny but not mocked, informative but not boring, and even managed to find the sunny side of inheriting a 2-10 program with a healthy SEC losing streak.

Measured by his own rhetoric, the consensus among a pool of over 1,000 media members jaded by three days of clichés and no sunlight was that Hugh Freeze won the day in Hoover. The SEC rookie head coach held his own, and maybe even then some during Thursday’s SEC Media Days finale. (more…) (July 20, 2012, Page 6A)

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    Stanley’s the man in LHS playoff push

    COLUMN: NEW ALBANY —There are plenty of words to describe Lafayette right-hander Luke Stanley.

    Last week, Amory coach Chad Williams and Lafayette coach Greg Lewis both called the senior ace a “bulldog.”

    Monday, LHS pitching coach Ryan Taylor may have summed up Stanley the best. (more…) (May 8, 2012, Page 6)

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      Picking out – or getting down – the tree

      Christmas trees are often the centerpiece in holiday displays, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the options available to those who have yet to pick out, or get down, their tree. (December 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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        There’s a reason why you can never buy for Dad

        When it comes to Christmas gift ideas, there are those who are easy to buy for – youngsters and women – because they’ll quickly offer suggestions and even a list. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes about the person that’s always difficult, if not impossible to buy for – the man of the house. (December 1, 2011, Page 4)

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          Merciful LSU is a team on a mission

          COLUMN: The LSU Tigers are on a roll and right now it doesn’t appear anyone will stop them.

          Not a dominant Alabama team. Not a ragtag group of Rebels. And not an Arkansas squad that hung 44 points on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday. (more…) (November 21, 2011, Page 1B)

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            Thank a veteran today – and every other day, too

            We’re losing our veterans at a fast rate because of age, but that shouldn’t mean that we don’t honor the ones still with us and those serving today on Veterans Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the special holiday and what it means to him. (November 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Make your final wishes known to family now

              When medical emergencies pop up, there’s often not time enough to learn of one’s wishes about care. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg and her family have gone through this situation recently and she writes to advice people to make plans and wishes known to your family while there is time. (November 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Want a good story? Check out Grisham’s latest

                Looking for a good story to spend a few hours with? Editor Don Whitten recommends John Grisham’s latest book, “The Litigators,” which many say is one of the best-selling author’s best in several years. (November 2, 2011, Page 4)

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                  More barriers at polls lead to fewer voters

                  The more people that vote, the better our democratic form of government works, right? Why then, News Editor Jonathan Scott asks, would we want to approve Initiative 27 which would make it more difficult for a number of voters across the state of Mississippi? Scott takes a look at the proposal and offers a suggestion if the measure passes next month. (October 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Who will be the next leader for the Rebels?

                    COLUMN: On Friday I was afforded the luxury of watching the emotional retirement press conference of my childhood idol Mike Modano, hanging up his hockey skates after 22 record-setting seasons in the NHL (21 of which were with the Stars franchise). (more…) (September 26, 2011, Page 2B)

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