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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Looking at speeding cops, lawmakers and taxes

Editor Don Whitten offers some answers and opinions about recent questions he’s received, touching on subjects such as why cops seem to speed a lot, why so many laws are introduced but not passed each year, how taxes are collected on lotteries and Ole Miss football recruiting. (February 11, 2013, Page 4)

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    Empty mailbox on Saturday – what will we do?

    Barring a possible backlash from Congress, it appears Saturday home delivery of mail will end this summer. Editor Don Whitten looks at the joys of Saturday trips to the mail box and wonders if we can come up with a way to keep it going. (February 8, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Same-sex unions and changing tides

      It’s shouldn’t be surprising, Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes, to see the Episcopal Church leading the way in change with the recent announcement that congregations can bless same-sex unions. (February 7, 2013, Page 4)

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        Local pastor pens minister-activist’s memoir

        When you mention civil rights and activists, most people think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, James Meredith, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten writes about a book by local pastor Chet Bush that brings us one more man – a Mississippian, Dr. Charles Johnson – we should know about. (February 6, 2013, Page 4)

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          Press sayings part of everyday language

          Ever wonder where we got terms such as “lower case,” “upper case,” “fit to print,” “get the lead out,” “make a good impression,” et cetera? Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about where they came from – the old days of real printing presses. (February 5, 2013, Page 4)

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            Neither Of Us Fished

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates the story of a would-be crappie fishing trip that never happened. (February 5, 2013, Page 4)

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              Income level determined by education, field

              Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds writes a guest column showing that the field of work you choose and the amount of education you receive are some of the biggest factors in determining income level. (February 4, 2013, Page 4A)

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                Watching the Super Bowl – the ads and the game

                Sunday’s Super Bowl in New Orleans will have lots of great storylines – former Ole Miss standouts on both teams, brothers coaching against one another, Ray Lewis retiring, et cetera. But don’t forget about the ads. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what has become an integral part of watching the big game. (February 1, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Temper tantrums come with 2-year-olds

                  Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls that challenging year for her three children – the “terrible twos” – and now looks on with a bit of a smile as those children start dealing with the same challenge with her grandchildren. (January 31, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Rob Winkler writes to take issue with a recent Jimmy Reed column and to say that no one is calling for the government to “disarm all citizens.” (January 31, 2013, Page 4)

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