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Vandy’s ticket woes should be cautionary tale for OM fans

Sports columnist Steven Godfrey takes a look at Vanderbilt football ticket sales and fan support and issues a warning to Ole Miss fans that they’d better take notice so that something like that doesn’t happen to them. (August 23, 2013, Page 6A)

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    Friday nights a special time in Mississippi

    With high school football kicking off officially across the state this weekend, syndicated columnist Rick Cleveland takes a look at history and culture the sport brings to Mississippi. (August 21, 2013, Page 8)

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      Insell destined to be a coach

      COLUMN: Matt Insell was born for this gig. (more…) (April 17, 2013, Page 9)

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        Freeze gains control of Egg Bowl rivalry without Mullen-esque quips, jabs

        COLUMN: Shortly after Hollingsworth Field was washed over by a boozy wave of Ole Miss students celebrating a 41-24 Egg Bowl victory, the two patriarchs got down to spinning the night’s events forward. They couldn’t have been more different. (more…) (November 26, 2012, Page 4B)

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          Using the past to deal with the present, future

          Editor Don Whitten writes about using the past to learn lessons, to deal with the present and to make plans for the future, and points out that Ole Miss officials are having to deal with the plusses and minuses of that while searching for a new football coach. (November 16, 2011, Page 4)

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            Car-buying will be different – sometime

            With gasoline prices holding pretty steady in the low-$3 a gallon range, it appears more and more of us will have to start reconsidering our approach to buying automobiles in the future. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the options, including hybrids and all-electric cars, and wonders when changes will really start to take place. (November 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Poem provides fitting tribute to subscribers

              Writing and photography and selling advertising are important parts of the newspaper business, but the key to any success is the subscriber. Editor Don Whitten recently received a 100-plus year old copy of a poem that sums up feelings about regular subscribers and thanks them for their part in putting papers out daily. (August 22, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Youngster’s song brings out the worst in critics

                Rebecca Black. “It’s Friday, Friday. Gotta get down on Friday.” Ring a bell now? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg takes a closer look at the Internet uproar caused by a 13-year-old’s music video, and wonders if we aren’t being a bit too critical of the youngster and of something that’s not that important in the scheme on things. (April 29, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Wells takes us back in times with Faulkners, Oxford

                  Oxford is known for being the home to Ole Miss, the home of many writers and the home of Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner. Dean Faulkner Wells, niece of William Faulkner, has written a book that takes a closer look at her uncle, the Faulkner family and the community here where she grew up and lives today, and Editor Don Whitten takes an inside look at Dean Wells and that book, “Every Day by the Sun,” which is being released this month. (March 16, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Forget Valentine’s Day? You’d better not!

                    You can miss some holidays and get away with it. But not Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries – and Valentine’s Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the sweetheart-oriented holiday that’s coming up Monday and reminds all to not forget their favorite people. (February 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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