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Gasoline prices confusing to newcomer

A newcomer to our community didn’t understand the big difference in local gas prices and those in nearby towns, so he called Editor Don Whitten for some information. The answer, Whitten told him, is not a simple one – if there is one at all. (June 11, 2012, Page 4)

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    Put the breaks on paid parking

    EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at the possibility of paid parking on the Oxford Square, and encourages city leaders to consider the town’s beauty and the economic impact parking meters and paid parking will have on the community. (June 4, 2012, Page 4)

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      More signs economy rebounding

      Two recent reports offer the latest evidence that Mississippi’s economy is rebounding from the Great Recession. One report notes that Lafayette County’s jobless rate continues to fall. Local unemployment dropped from 7.6 percent in February to 6.9 percent in March. The state and local economies are expected to continue to gradually improve for the next three years before peaking in 2016, according to another report. (April 30, 2012, Page 5)

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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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          ‘Just the facts’ doesn’t paint a pretty picture

          You may not agree with Half in Ten’s ideas about how to cut the country’s poverty rate in half in the next 10 years but, as Editor Don Whitten points out, it’s all but impossible to argue with the numbers they present. (October 31, 2011, Page 4A)

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            New plant expands quickly

            Winchester Ammunition has wasted no time in expanding its operations in Oxford with the new Centerfire plant. Gov. Haley Barbour will be in town Wednesday for a private ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new facility. It’s been less than a year since the company announced its plans to make a $100 milion investment in Oxford and create some 1,000 new jobs. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A)

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              $3 a gallon gas is better, but why not $2?

              It’s always good to see gasoline prices fall, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if we haven’t gotten too accustomed to higher prices if we think a drop to $3 is that good. He takes a look at the effect of high gas prices and wonders if we’ll ever see $2 a gallon fuel again. (October 3, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Used car market changes through the years

                Looking for a good used car or truck. Join, for a variety of reasons, an ever-increasing number of consumers. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the changes in the market as he ponders a possible future purchase. (July 18, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Prices rising – and not just for gasoline

                  Everyone notices when gasoline prices rise, especially when they near a noted level such as $4 a gallon. Editor Don Whitten has noticed, because of spending figures he’s seeing in his bank statement, a marked rise in the cost of food and household supplies at the grocery store, and he takes a look at some of the causes. (May 4, 2011, Page 4)

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                    A generosity of bounty

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray takes on large salaries for executives, breaking down a $4 million annual salary into how much the CEO would make per month, week, day and even hour and also considering a number of things that amount would buy or pay for. (April 22, 2011, Page 4A)

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