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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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A valentine to those who do our dirty work

Valentine’s Day, News Editor Jonathan Scott writes, is about roses and romance – and sewage and those who deal with it. Scott relates an incident in his neighborhood and praises local city workers – and gives them a valentine – for their quick and successful work. (February 14, 2013, Page 4)

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    Why it matters

    Dr. Will Dabbs takes a look at our Constitution and tells why he and others defend it so strongly in a guest column. (February 14, 2013, Page 4)

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      Community garden good for members, others

      Guest columnist Stephen Threlkeld writes to point out the benefits of the Oxford Community Garden, including getting good food, sharing time with new friends, attending helpful workshops and donating produce to local causes. (February 13, 2013, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jessica Perkins writes to thank the volunteers who help with the More Than A Meal program. (February 13, 2013, Page 4)

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          Knowledge generation

          Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at education today and worries about too many children not developing skills in thinking and problem solving. (February 12, 2013, Page 4)

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            Valentine Story

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of Andrew and Alice – an eternal and inspirational Valentine story. (February 12, 2013, Page 4)

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              Looking at speeding cops, lawmakers and taxes

              Editor Don Whitten offers some answers and opinions about recent questions he’s received, touching on subjects such as why cops seem to speed a lot, why so many laws are introduced but not passed each year, how taxes are collected on lotteries and Ole Miss football recruiting. (February 11, 2013, Page 4)

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                Empty mailbox on Saturday – what will we do?

                Barring a possible backlash from Congress, it appears Saturday home delivery of mail will end this summer. Editor Don Whitten looks at the joys of Saturday trips to the mail box and wonders if we can come up with a way to keep it going. (February 8, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Same-sex unions and changing tides

                  It’s shouldn’t be surprising, Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes, to see the Episcopal Church leading the way in change with the recent announcement that congregations can bless same-sex unions. (February 7, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Local pastor pens minister-activist’s memoir

                    When you mention civil rights and activists, most people think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, James Meredith, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten writes about a book by local pastor Chet Bush that brings us one more man – a Mississippian, Dr. Charles Johnson – we should know about. (February 6, 2013, Page 4)

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