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Opinion

Gun control – questions and more questions

Gun control, in the wake of last week’s tragic shooting in Colorado, is a hot topic these days. Do we need more gun control? Would it do any good? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue which offers many questions. (July 25, 2012, Page 4)

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    Food Stamp Fallout

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the world of food stamps through his conservative eyes and also through the liberal progressive eyes of one of his daughters. (July 24, 2012, Page 4)

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      Tragic shooting makes you think about life

      Last week’s tragic shooting at a Batman movie in Colorado leaves us wondering about why tragic things happen, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the questions we have in light of the senseless actions. (July 23, 2012, Page 4)

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        Raspberry leaves legacy for nation and Mississippi

        Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look back at some of the accomplishments and words of wisdom of one of her journalistic heroes, Okolona’s William Raspberry, who died earlier this week. (July 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Some fads make you wonder

          Body piercings, tattoos, baggy pants, five o’clock shadows and baseball caps turned backward. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at various fads and wonders what will be next? (July 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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            ‘Easier’ parking for women, ‘honey-do’ lists for men

            It’s not a joke, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes – female drivers in a couple of cities have their own parking spaces. Perhaps we need to initiate some more “laws,” she adds, mentioning special guidelines for males when it comes to driving, dealing with illnesses and taking care of “honey-do” lists. (July 19, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Jessica Perkins writes, on behalf of the More Than A Meal board, to thank all of those who helped the organization serve the community during the past year, and to encourage all to become involved when it begins again later this year. (July 19, 2012, Page 4)

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                Parking issue not one that’s going away

                Parking has long been a concern in any downtown area, but particularly of late in downtown Oxford around the historic Square. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at parking in the past and options that are being discussed for the future. (July 18, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Put Me In, Coach

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days playing high school football and the lessons he learned about life during those days. (July 17, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Wilbur Lee Todd writes to say that we need to appreciate and practice the disappearing art of writing letters, while Jeff Justis takes issue with a recent Jimmy Reed column and the values “Real Americans” have. (July 17, 2012, Page 4)

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