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State’s resort guidelines fascinating

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at state laws and guidelines regulating resort areas and facilities. (December 2, 2013, Page 4A)

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    Local representative takes look at Medicaid expansion

    Brad Mayo, who represents Oxford and District 12 in the Mississippi House of Representatives, answers some questions and expresses some concerns about Medicaid expansion and costs in a guest column. (May 23, 2013, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Members of the Oxford School Board write to explain their position, preferences and concerns when it comes to pending charter school legislation in Mississippi. (March 29, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jeff Justis expresses his concern abut some of the proposals introduced in the state Legislature as well as other issues, and writes that he’s glad to see similar views expressed by other letter-writers. (February 27, 2013, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          D.W. Steel writes about House Bill 2633, which deals with school prayer, and urges the Legislature to leave things as they are by not passing the bill. (February 18, 2013, Page 4)

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            Charters not the ‘school choice’ Mississippi deserves

            Anne White Foster writes a guest column about school choice, charter schools and public school education in Mississippi. (February 15, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Pre-K program OK’d by Senate

              The Senate approved their version of the pre-kindergarten program on Thursday as the House and Senate move forward this week with a variety of education bills. (February 8, 2013, Page 1A, 10A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Deirdre Cooper Owens writes to urge state legislators to expand the number of Mississippians eligible for Medicaid, a move she says will help the state economically as well as in health care. (January 30, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Payday lender approval needs to keep time limit

                  Have you ever taken out a payday loan? It’s something lots of people do every day, Editor Don Whitten writes, and it’s an industry he feels needs to be regulated and not given an open-ended approval to operate by the state Legislature. (January 28, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Justin Cluck writes to urge citizens to become involved by looking into charter schools and proposed legislation and to let your representatives in Jackson know how you feel. (January 17, 2013, Page 4)

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