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Friday, October 24, 2014

Opinion

Inadvertent 911 call not good, but comforting

Local columnist T.J. Ray tells of a confusing, but ultimately comforting, meeting with a local law enforcement officer after he accidentally hit a 911 button on his telephone recently. (October 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Winning, losing decides Top 25 spots

    Football polls are not usually mentioned a lot on the Opinion page, but with Mississippi State and Ole Miss holding two of the three top spots it seems only fitting to respond to criticism about a bias among pollsters favoring the SEC. Our View is that you move up and down in the polls based on winning and losing, and that’s what will determine how many SEC teams remain in the top five over the next month. (October 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Walking around in other folks’ skin

      Editor Don Whitten looks at the excitement surrounding the success of the 2014 Ole Miss football team and points out the different feelings that Rebel fans are experiencing before and during games. (October 22, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Bus safety crucial, so let’s get seat belts

        Our View urges safety in traffic when approaching or following school buses and school children, and also calls for making bus travel even safer by starting to add seat belts to school buses. (October 22, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Terry and Chris McGill write an open letter to the community about the wonderful hospitality their experienced on their trip to the Ole Miss-Alabama football game, while Patsy Brumfield writes to thank all of those who signed and help round up signatures for the Better Schools, Better Jobs amendment drive. (October 22, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Gittin’ Sumpin’ Fuh Nuttin’

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a dream he had about government debt and spending and how it affected a hog farmer he knew in years past. (October 21, 2014, Page 4)

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              Old armory site has lots of potential

              Already the look is different at the intersection of University Avenue and Bramlett Boulevard, and it’s going to change more now with the old National Guard Armory building coming down. Our View is that the city should work to make good use of the property to complement what’s nearby. (October 21, 2014, Page 4)

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                Lower gas prices mean more spending money

                Editor Don Whitten takes a look at dropping gas prices — it’s below $3.00 per gallon locally and down in the $2.70s in nearby towns — and how the money not spent on gasoline might turn out to be the key to boosting the economy. (October 20, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Eliminating income inequality

                  It’s good to see some of our national leaders aware of ways to deal with income inequality, and we encourage all to help take the step from identifying ways to help to actually putting those ways into practice. (October 20, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Magnolia State in football heaven

                    What a time to be a football fan in Mississippi with two of the nation’s four remaining FBS unbeaten teams located in Oxford and Starkville. Publisher Tim Phillips compares the current situation with what many Rebel fans have endured in the past. (October 19, 2014, Page 4A)

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