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Lots of work these days for ‘fact checkers’

They were once known as research assistants and were pretty much limited to the publishing business. Now, Editor Don Whitten writes, they’re called “fact checkers” and they touch all parts of our lives, especially in an election year. (November 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Dianne Fergusson and Lynn Wells write to thank the community for its support and attendance at the Spirits of Oxford last weekend, while Northwest Mississippi Community College President Dr. Gary L. Spears writes to offer his perspective on athletics investment and overall goals at the area community college. (November 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Dealing with a Whopper of a problem

      Did you notice a lot of “Whoppers” in the goodie bag your trick-or-treater brought home? Or did you notice how many of those little candies were in the bag of treats you passed out? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks talks about his chocolate cravings and how the malt ball treat, obviously popular with some, doesn’t make the grade with him. (November 1, 2012, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jim Propes writes to question the “biblical values” being touted – or not touted – by religious leaders who have endorsed people running for public office. (November 1, 2012, Page 4)

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          The changing of the seasons – when it’s nice

          The transition from summer to fall is in full swing with leaves falling and temperatures dropping, leaving Editor Don Whitten to write about how the fall and spring offer beauty and mild weather as compared to the winter and summer. (October 31, 2012, Page 4)

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            UMOC

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his college days and being involved in a contest he really didn’t want to be – for UMOC. And what was UMOC? “Ugliest Man On Campus.” (October 30, 2012, Page 4)

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              Candidates must stand for something

              Local columnist T.J. Ray cites the words of former presidents Grover Cleveland and John Adams in writing about candidates and how they must take a stance and then stand by that stance. (October 29, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Grisham’s latest a real page-turner

                Editor Don Whitten takes a look at best-selling author John Grisham’s just-released legal thriller, “The Racketeer,” a story about a jailed lawyer who fingers the killer of a federal judge to get out of prison and begin life in witness protection. It’s another page-turner, Whitten writes, and maybe one of the quickest reads of a Grisham work in several years. (October 26, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Get active – your life may depend on it

                  News Editor Jonathan Scott suggests that we need to exercise our minds and our bodies – and that the reward for that will be better health and longer lives. (October 25, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Christian Sellar writes to say that a stop light at the intersection of Thacker Heights Drive and Highway 6 would help save lives and protect people, while Juanita Boutin writes to say that hunters hunt and kill deer, not “harvest” them. (October 25, 2012, Page 4A)

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