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Monday, September 22, 2014

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Tear Of Joy

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the story behind Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli’s creation, “Tear of Grief,” that is his country’s gift to the American people in memory of the 9/11 tragedy. (September 6, 2011, Page 4)

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    Changes could help lame duck supervisors situation

    Lame duck officials – those not re-elected to their current office but serving until new officials take office – are part of life and government. Editor Don Whitten offers a solution to dealing with the issue as he calls for changes in the fiscal year or when newly elected officials take office. (September 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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      There’s more to hospital care than just doctors

      Most of us come and go to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi with only one concern – how our loved one is doing. Local columnist T.J. Ray points out that there are lots of people involved in those stays and that care and he takes time to mention and thank them. (September 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Labor Day – honoring the American worker

        This is a big four-day weekend, beginning with tonight’s Oxford-Lafayette football game and ending with Labor Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Monday’s holiday and who it honors. (September 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Elizabeth Shiver and Brenda and Bill West write an open letter to city officials urging them to find a different way to deal with – or to pay for – security issues in downtown Oxford. (September 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Taking small, but tasty, steps to adulthood

            One of the steps to adulthood involves learning to prepare food for meals. News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family are working with his elder daughter to help her make the transition to cooking her own meals and filling out her own menu – while she’s miles away at college. (September 1, 2011, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Al Povall writes to say that bar owners should incur the major portion of the cost of hiring addition policemen to help deal with unruly crowds during peak business hours and when the bars close. (September 1, 2011, Page 4)

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                Pondering the need for more local policemen

                Four more police officers, costing some $160,000 a year, were approved by city leaders to help patrol and control all that goes on in Oxford, but particularly in the Square area at night. Was it the right decision? Who should pay? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue, nothing that there are at least two sides to the story. (August 31, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jessica Perkins writes on behalf of the More Than A Meal program to thank the local churches, students, businesses and others in the community for helping make the Tuesday event possible. (August 31, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    ‘Pologize, Dice

                    Sometimes, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, you have to learn lessons the hard way. Reed recalls his mentor, Jaybird, teaching him about gambling and smoking and the problems those vices caused. (August 30, 2011, Page 4)

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