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Here and There

Local columnist T.J. Ray has it figured out. There are only two things you have to deal with: you are either Here or you are There. Ray writes about life and how we need to approach the here and now with an eye toward the there and then. (June 22, 2012, Page 4A)

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    We can give up the big drinks, can’t we?

    Banning the sale of large sugar-ladened drinks – is it government overreach or government help for the obese? Local columnist Deidra Jackson looks into the controversy and wonders if our concerns about obesity and health will make the message more important than the messenger. (June 21, 2012, Page 4)

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      Progress can mean stops, starts and detours

      Three of the most disturbing words folks are seeing around Oxford these days are “Road Construction Ahead.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the progress being made on various projects around town and their effect on those trying to go near the Square or across town. (June 20, 2012, Page 4)

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        Fabianism In Education

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes on Fabianism in education, noting that high expectations and hard work are the key to success in school and in life. (June 19, 2012, Page 4)

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          J.R. is still around – and sneaky as ever

          Was that J.R. and Bobby going at it? Or was it a dream. Editor Don Whitten takes a look as the once-popular TV show “Dallas” which is now back with a remake that features some of the former stars as well as their offspring. (June 18, 2012, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Oxford High School senior Dora Chen writes to say that student input should be part of the school district making a decision about whether to offer abstinence-only or abstinence-plus sex education. (June 18, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Margaret King writes to thank all of those who’ve worked to make the Backpacks for the Homeless project a big success, while Barbara J. Smith writes to point out those who’ve donated time and money to help The Pantry. (June 15, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Inspection time?

                Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at vehicle inspections, wondering how many folks have it done when they’re supposed to and how much safer it makes the roads. (June 14, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Pro golfers have it made – or do they?

                  Professional golfers – such as the guys who played for millions of dollars last week in Memphis – have it made. Right? Editor Don Whitten talks about the perks of being a pro golfer but also points out they’re in a produce-or-don’t-get-paid business. (June 13, 2012, Page 4)

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                    He Was An Eagle

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his father, writing about his values and work ethic and how he overcame the challenges life brings. (June 12, 2012, Page 4)

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