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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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An inside look at confusing economy numbers

More jobs and higher unemployment rates? How’s that. Editor Don Whitten gets a little help explaining some of the numbers in the Department of Labor report released last week. (August 4, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    James N. Busby writes to say that the North American Free Trade Agreement has not done what was expected and should be renegotiated. (April 17, 2014, 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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        Hard work behind the scenes pays off

        A lot of work was done behind the scenes over the last few months on “Project Duke,” which helped bring Olin Corp.’s Winchester Centerfire Operations and 1,000 jobs to Oxford and Lafayette County. Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at some of the players in the relocation and expansion project who helped make it happen. (November 10, 2010, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Peter Kondos writes to give his take on why so many voters plan on voting for change in the Nov. 2 midterm elections, while Gloria Pettus writes to call for a No vote on the local bond issue to keep from increasing taxes. (October 21, 2010, Page 4)

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            1,000 jobs headed to Oxford?

            Employment at Oxford’s Winchester ammunition-making plant may grow by 1,000 jobs over the next thee to five years if the Olin Corp., an East Alton, Ill.-based company, decides to move its Centerfire ammunition manufacturing operation here. A report from East Alton says the company is considering moving the jobs to Oxford. (August 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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