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Charter school fears

Education – and charter schools – will be a big subject for discussion and possible action in the state Legislature this session, and guest columnist Buddy Chain takes a closer look at some of the fears and concerns he has about substantially expanding the number of charter schools in Mississippi. (January 7, 2013, Page 4A)

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    How are you doing with those resolutions?

    Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? What, exactly, is the deadline? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at resolutions, comparing them to second chances at starting or stopping something. (January 4, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Expect more of the same in 2013

      Are things going to change just because we all had to get new calendars. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg’s column says that we should expect more of the same – usually a roller coaster ride of good, bad and in between in 2013. (January 3, 2013, Page 4)

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        Slower Traffic Keep Right

        Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at some of the questionable spending by the state. This time, he delves into road signs, their costs and their message. (January 3, 2013, Page 4)

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          ‘Fiscal cliff’ game goes down to the wire

          The biggest game over the past four or five days wasn’t in the NFL or NCAA; it was in Washington as government officials played the “Fiscal Cliff” bowl. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the game, picking out some highlights and some good and bad plays. (January 2, 2013, Page 4)

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            Educated predictions and out-right guesses for 2013

            Editor Don Whitten, with apologies to “seers” like the late-Jeanne Dixon, takes a look at the upcoming year with some thoughts about things that might well happen in sports, education, government, et cetera. (December 31, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Ray Garrett writes to say that simple law changes and enforcement of current laws concerning convicted felons possessing firearms would go a long way toward helping with gun control – without infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens. (December 31, 2012, Page 4)

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                Finally finding Faulkner

                EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks admits it – until recently, he’d never read any of William Faulkner’s work. Now, after working on this year’s “Remembering Faulkner” special section and reading Jack Sacco’s book about Faulkner and Bobby Little, he’s planning to find out more about, and read more from, Mr. Faulkner. (December 28, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jessica Perkins writes to say that the volunteers for More Than A Meal show the best in human spirit in the community while Gene Saucier writes to say that Patti C. Harris’ letters are a welcome addition to the opinion page. (December 28, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Splat!!!

                    It’s been said that confession is good for the soul. If so, local columnist T.J. Ray must feel a bit better after recalling an incident he and some of his high school buddies were involved in involving a dead possum and a big, big “splat”. (December 27, 2012, Page 4)

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