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Monday, April 27, 2015

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Must-see TV series begins tonight

The L-O-U community was really in touch with the presidential debates and election four years ago with the first of the three debates held here. Editor Don Whitten wonders if local citizens will  be as involved and engaged this election, starting with watching tonight’s debate with a knowing eye. (October 3, 2012, Page 4)

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    Letter to the Editor

    Peter Kondos writes in support of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and urges Republicans to pay attention to facts and not polls. (October 3, 2012, Page 4)

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      Don’t Rob God

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed and his writing students recently debated what defines “abundant life.” For some of their answers and what to do to achieve that goal, see Reed’s weekly column. (October 2, 2012, Page 4)

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        Equality – we’ve come far, have far to go

        News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some of the good and bad of the 50 years since James Meredith enrolled at the University of Mississippi, pointing out that the journey is one we have to steadily keep traveling. (October 1, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Patti C. Harris writes about the different views the “right” and “left” have, and she takes a look at issues including Mormonism, Christianity, political correctness, et cetera. (October 1, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Soldier looks at 1962 from different perspective

            Researchers, historians, Ole Miss professors and James Meredith himself have all written books about Meredith’s admission to the University of Mississippi and the accompanying violence. Editor Don Whitten points readers to yet another view – former military policeman Henry Gallagher’s just-released book detailing what he saw and experienced in Oxford in 1962-63. (September 28, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Don Mutchler writes to remind people that dedicated bicycle lanes are for traffic, not parking, garbage, et cetera, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the local churches, scouts, stores and farms that helped the Pantry during August. (September 28, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Reality check: Their challenges are ours, too

                Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at a growing problem – teen pregnancy – that affects youngsters and families in all places and all stations of life. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Recalling Oxford’s other integration story

                  Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at Oxford’s other integration story from the past – when community and school leaders came together to work out differences in the integration of the local public schools system. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Carolyn Ross writes to cite three recent examples of how President Obama’s behavior belies his words. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

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