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Opinion

Letters to the Editor

John Arrechea writes to give support for changes in Oxford’s tree ordinance that would protect older, larger trees. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Will new sales tax holiday be worth it?

    Since both the House and Senate have passed similar bills, it’s likely that Mississippi will soon see a tax-free holiday on hunting and/or fishing items and supplies in the near future. Editor Don Whitten wonders if the tax money that will be lost could be better spent on other needs in the state. (February 27, 2014, Page 4)

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      Learning, teaching and the grades we get, give

      Longtime professor and current local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at grades, their importance, what they signify and how they are often determined. (February 27, 2014, Page 4)

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        Breaking a commandment — or ignoring it?

        President Ronald Reagan regularly quoted what he called the 11th commandment — Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at national and Mississippi politics where it appears a number of Republicans aren’t following those directions at all. (February 26, 2014, Page 4)

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          Take The Risk

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along a lesson he learned years ago about taking risks when there’s an opportunity to make a financial gain. (February 25, 2014, Page 4)

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            Reconnecting after four decades

            A former Ole Miss student and frequent customer of Mistilis Restaurant back in the early-1970s didn’t have the money to leave tips back then. He made up for it recently, though, when he sent regular waitress Carrie Pearson Mitchell, a check for $500. (February 24, 2014, Page 1)

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              Shopping options south of town? Yes, please

              Word of possible shopping options in parts of Oxford south of the downtown area has residents in those areas looking forward to changes that will make their everyday life a little easier. Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze, who lives “south of town” explores the possibilities. (February 24, 2014, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Mary B. Sellers writes to offer an essay she wrote about the state of Mississippi in light of the defiling of the James Meredith statue on the Ole Miss campus. (February 24, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Basketball promotion caught in fine print

                  A West Chester (Pa.) University freshman hit a layup, free throw, 3-point shot and half-court shot, but didn’t win the $10,000 prize in a halftime promotion. Why? The fine print. Editor Don Whitten wonders what lessons were learned in the incident. (February 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Johnny W. Lott writes to stress the importance of education and to urge state lawmakers to use rainy day funds to deal with the underfunding issue in Mississippi. (February 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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