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Supervisors end term much as they began

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who covers county government for The EAGLE, takes a look back at the four-year term of the current Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. She notes controversial decisions by the board, individually and collectively, as well as major accomplishment that have helped the county. (December 9, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Ann G. O’Dell writes to urge everyone over the age of 50 to consider getting a shot that will help cut down on their chances of getting the very painful and irritating shingles. (December 9, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Snow provides great example of ‘irony’

      Irony. It’s one of those terms we all learn in English. Editor Don Whitten writes about irony and some prime examples he’s encountered recently. (December 8, 2011, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Oxford Mayor George “Pat” Patterson writes to remind members of the community to take care and be proactive with their belongings if leaving town for any length of time during the winter break, while Barbara J. Smith writes on behalf of the Pantry to thank all of the volunteers and those who made donations during November and all of 2011. (December 8, 2011, Page 4)

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          Technology – who and what will it replace?

          Do you know Siri? Do you work with Siri. Editor Don Whitten writes about this new acquaintance he was introduced to during a recent shopping trip, and he wonders if “personal assistants” in our phones might start replacing some of the duties he has at his house and with his family. (December 7, 2011, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Kathryn Plants writes to point out an example of how helpful so many people in Oxford are and to give thanks for living in the community. (December 7, 2011, Page 4)

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              Sleeping Giant

              Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of “the day that will live in infamy,” the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the event with closer looks at some involved – his father and also Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. (December 6, 2011, Page 4)

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                Favorites, underdogs both pick up wins

                There are favorites – think Lafayette Commodores – and there are underdogs – think Hugh Freeze in the search for a new Ole Miss football coach – who both win as they did this past weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the LHS success story as well as the quick move up the coaching ladder by Freeze. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Should political parties be dissolved?

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray passes along an article and poem printed back in 1949 and follows it by wondering if political parties, both the Democrats and Republicans, are to blame for things and maybe should be dissolved. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Jessica Perkins writes, on behalf of the More Than A Meal board, to thank all of the community’s churches and groups who play a key role in making the weekly Tuesday night event a big success. (December 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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