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A road trip to remember

When most people say they “burned up the road getting there,” they mean they drove fast. Guest columnist John Morgan’s meaning of the phrase was a bit different as he relates in a story from more than 25 years ago. (October 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Remembering 9/11

    Longtime Oxford firefighter Ronnie Mills  thinks back 10 years to the 9/11 attacks and relates the routines New York firefighters were probably going through that morning and day, and he pays tribute to them and their families in a guest column. (September 9, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Letting go never an easy process

      How was it, parents of college freshmen or 18- and 19-year-olds leaving the nest to begin work, to let them go? It’s not easy, not easy at all, John Semmes writes in a guest column that takes a look at how he saw the process and dealt with it recently. (August 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Welcome home … Rest in peace

        Rep. Alan Nunnelee writes a guest column to honor Cpl. Judge C. Hellums of Paris, who was given a proper burial in Arlington National Cemetery recently after his and several soldiers’ remains from a WWII attack were discovered and identified. (August 4, 2011, Page 4)

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          Let’s hope the cost doesn’t get too high for movies

          Was the recent timing of a price hike for Netflix moves coincidental or not? Alex P. Watson takes a look at the availability and cost of movies for consumers in a guest column and wonders about the effect on indie films and Mississippi filmmakers. (July 21, 2011, Page 4)

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            Celebrate Madison, but also FOI pioneers, heroes

            Guest columnist Jeanni Atkins, a journalism professor at Ole Miss and the executive director of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, writes about National Freedom of Information Day, founding father James Madison and the importance of freedom of the press as part of celebrating Sunshine Week. (March 15, 2011, Page 4)

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              Oxford refrain

              Sometimes we need an outsider, a visitor to our community, to remind us how special it is. Loran Smith, who’s held a number of positions at the University of Georgia during a career thats earned him a spot in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, gives us one of those reminders in a guest column he wrote after another delightful visit recently. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Who we celebrate on Veterans Day

                American Legion national commander Jimmie L. Foster writes a guest column to give thanks for veterans who have served our country, and to explain who we celebrate Veterans Day for. (November 10, 2010, Page 4)

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                  We need our mom

                  Josh Turnage writes about his mother’s ongoing battle with breast cancer, including giving information about how a drug that has proved beneficial could become unavailable soon. In his guest column, Turnage asks for assistance to help the FDA decide to keep the drug available. (October 25, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    How to get ahead

                    Guest columnist Ben Walls urges readers to make wise choices, dream and lay a foundation for success and then to never give up as guidelines for how to get ahead in today’s world. (October 18, 2010, Page 4A)

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