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Take a look before following Bush’s ideas

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recently urged Mississippi to follow the lead of his state in making changes in the education of children. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who lived in Florida for many years before moving to Oxford, cautions that we should all take a closer look at what was done and what happened in Florida before we commit wholesale to Bush’s recommendations. (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Gaming devices, other tech give rise to millennial maturity

    Youngsters have embraced the technology available these days, beginning with their earliest video-oriented games. Now, local columnist Deidra Jackson wonders, should there be a concern of this generation disengaging from society as most of us know it? (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Government – or the lack of it

      Local columnist T.J. Ray admits he’s no constitutional scholar nor an attorney, but he still wonders about common beliefs about our country and its form of government and representation. Are we becoming a government run by the minority, he asks. (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Patience – a key for local drivers these days

        Local drivers know which roads to take, where the shortcuts are and the usual speed you can drive. Newcomers and those who’ve lived here just a short time are still learning. That’s why, Editor Don Whitten writes, those of us familiar with our streets and roads need to exercise a bit of patience while others are learning and adjusting to what we already know. (August 15, 2012, Page 4)

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          Sundy Mawnin’ Fuhgivniss Boots

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls Saturday-night journeys to Delta juke joints with his mentor, Jaybird, and how Jaybird talked about being right with the Lord after those trips, especially if he was wearing his “fuhgivniss” boots. (August 14, 2012, Page 4)

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            ‘Natural’ drying may be coming back in style

            Have you seen clothes hanging on a line behind your parents’ or grandparents’ house. Editor Don Whitten recalls those memories and notes that he’s seen a few more houses with new poles and lines as people battle the high cost of energy and go green at the same time. (August 13, 2012, Page 4)

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              How much is too much?

              Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley writes a guest column explaining the role of the commissioners and urges an effort to make sure that they all work to make sure to keep the public’s interest at the forefront. (August 13, 2012, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Jerry N. Boone writes to say that local columnist Jimmy Reed’s folksy columns have turned political – and are inconsistent as well. (August 13, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Cancer Center a blessing for the community

                  Editor Don Whitten writes about the history of the Oxford Cancer Center, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week. He looks into how it was created and gives details of his personal involvement with the center and how it helps so many in the community. (August 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Carolyn Ross writes to offer some of the words and wisdom of local statesman L.Q.C. Lamar and to point out that it would be very appropriate in today’s times. (August 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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