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School’s out for summer – what’s next?

The morning and afternoon traffic lines at the schools are disappearing and a car stereo or two was heard blaring Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out.” Editor Don Whitten writes that means it’s time to start making summer vacation plans. What are you thinking about? (May 21, 2012, Page 4)

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    Youth leagues can teach more than the youth

    A recent trip to watch some summer league baseball in Water Valley brought on some exciting action, but also a disturbing exchange involving a fan, a player and an umpire. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks looks at the situation and what it should teach adults as well as kids. (May 18, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Rosa Parks, Thoreau and civil disobedience

      As random thoughts led to other random thoughts, local columnist T.J. Ray recalled one of his attempts at teaching Henry David Thoreau and civil disobedience to college students years ago. Ray writes about the lesson and how it relates to today. (May 18, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Considering alternatives to defensive driving

        Been in a near fender-bender recently? Know someone who has? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at those near-misses and wonders if bumper cars might help some of the poor drivers pay a little more attention to others. (May 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Timothy R. Wallace writes to encourage the city not to implement paid parking in the downtown area, saying that not having paid marking is one of the things that makes the Square so special. (May 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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            High school graduation a major milestone

            Do you remember your graduation ceremony? What about what you did afterward? Editor Don Whitten writes about high school graduation and the few changes through the years as we get ready to honor our high school seniors this weekend. (May 16, 2012, Page 4)

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              You Shall Receive

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed knows God has more important things to do than to give him a long-wanted Harley-Davidson. However, as he relates in this week’s column, there’s always hope because prayers are answered and miracles do happen. (May 15, 2012, Page 4)

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                Middle class affected most by tuition crunch

                Tuition increases at colleges and universities affect everyone, but they usually affect the middle class more. Editor Don Whitten gives Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ take on the situation in today’s column. (May 14, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Preston Ray Garrett writes to encourage members of the community to attend next Tuesday’s public memorial ceremony to honor law enforcement officers, while Richard K. McNeer writes about the recent puppy mill story and asks others to get involved to contact their legislators to toughen the laws against puppy mills and animal abuse. (May 10, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Thank those who teach more than just three R’s

                    There are men and women out there who spend more time than anyone else with our children, and this is the week set aside to recognize them. Do you remember the impact your teachers had on you and do you see the impact they have on our youth. Editor Don Whitten talks about teachers, past and present, and all they do. (May 9, 2012, Page 4)

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