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Friday, October 31, 2014

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Rush issues remain, but end result still up to students

Fraternity and sorority Rush just ended at Ole Miss. Publisher Tim Phillips recalls his day going through Rush and writes about the good and bad parts of the process and how it’s still up to students to make the most of the relationships they build. (September 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Non-partisan voting works for judges, how about everyone?

    We will be electing judges on a non-partisan ballot in November. Perhaps this is something we need to start using when we elect government officials at all levels. (September 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Angela Woods writes to thank the members of the Oxford Police Department and another man who helped during a recent accident, while the Oxford School District Foundation writes to thank all who took part in a successful 4th annual Charger Challenge. (September 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Proof that every vote counts

        Want proof that every vote can matter? Just look at the special election held in the nearby city of Pontotoc about approving liquor sales. The next time you think about skipping an election, think about what the outcome means to you and how much your one vote could actually matter. (September 26, 2014, Page 4)

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          Dealing with government regulations, policies

          Local columnist T.J. Ray looks at decisions made by local committees, commissions and boards and explains how those decisions are often made and exactly where and how the general public can affect change in regulations and policies. (September 26, 2014, Page 4)

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            Let’s keep the book banners at bay

            In honor of Banned Books Week, News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at some of the books that have been at the top of the list through the years and also thanks local groups, businesses and organizations which have fought the fight against banning books and the right to express our opinions. (September 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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              We need to help our schools help our children

              Almost one-third of the third-graders at Della Davidson Elementary School have, through preliminary assessment, been shown to be at some risk of not passing the spring assessment test of their reading ability to allow them to move on to the fourth grade. Our View expresses concern about these numbers and urges all parents and caregivers to do their part to help with the extra measures the local schools are taking to help our young students. (September 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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                You have to protect your hard-earned money

                As more and more major retailers announce problems with their credit/debt systems and having hackers and ID thieves gain access to information, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at ways we can guard our crucial information — and our money. (September 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  We should expect efficient parole process

                  Prison reform is not easy to accomplish, but there’s one area that’s been given special attention of late that’s supposed to help: making the parole process run a bit quicker. Our View looks at the cost of housing prisoners and how a more efficient parole process can help in that regard. (September 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Hit’s De Principle

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls many of the lessons his childhood mentor, Jaybird, gave him about saving and spending wisely. He’s tried to pass that on to his children and others, noting that “Hit’s de principle.” (September 23, 2014, Page 4)

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