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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Historical ‘shames’ should be shared, not censored

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week, local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at her feelings about that history, the iconic Lorraine Motel in Memphis and how some schools are glossing over parts of our past that should not be forgotten or overlooked. (January 19, 2012, Page 4)

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    Neither Should He Eat

    An initial assignment in one of  local columnist Jimmy Reed’s classes eventually led to Reed being a mediator as his students discussed Occupy Wall Street. In the end, Reed added his own thoughts about hard work and production. (January 17, 2012, Page 4)

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      The antidote to bullying is strong on policy

      Remember those kids or groups of classmates you’d just as soon not have to pass by when you were growing up. What they were doing – bullying, whether we called it that or not – is as bad, if not worse, these days. Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes on bullying to show that it’s something we have to tackle head on. (January 5, 2012, Page 4)

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        Do The Hard Part First

        Local columnist – and college teacher – Jimmy Reed talks about his father’s advice and how he makes that his annual New Year’s Resolution: to do, and to teach others to do, the hard part first. (December 27, 2011, Page 4)

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          In the midst of a remarkable revival

          News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some highlights of the past 14 months, noting the decisions made in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community in late 2010 and 2011 will reverberate for years. Scott ties it all together to show what outsiders are learning about the community – it’s a pretty good place to live and work. (December 22, 2011, Page 4)

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            ‘A dollar a day, three hots and a flop’

            The Civilian Conservation Corps was a helpful program in its day, and local columnist T.J. Ray wonders if we might not need – in light of how people are dealing with needs and have feelings of entitlement – to try something like that again. (December 15, 2011, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Outgoing Lafayette County Schools Superintendent W. Michael Foster writes to thank all of the employees, teachers, students, parents and members of the community for all of their help with the county school system. (December 12, 2011, Page 4)

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                Snow provides great example of ‘irony’

                Irony. It’s one of those terms we all learn in English. Editor Don Whitten writes about irony and some prime examples he’s encountered recently. (December 8, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Keeping that want of wonder

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray writes to say that we all should work to overcome the fact that the speed of life today seems to leave us little time to wonder. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Linda Coleman writes about Red Ribbon Week at Oxford High School and how students competed for honors with anti-drug slogans and campaigns. (November 10, 2011, Page 4)

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