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Procrastination can have ill effects

Thomas Jefferson is credited with saying, “Nver put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” Mark Twain countered with: “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the conflict and issues that procrastination can cause for everyone involved. (September 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Learning about Grove tailgating traditions

    Staff Writer Melanie Addington went “back to school” last weekend, helping a film crew from Southern Living do a special on tailgating in the Grove, and she shares some of the lessons she learned. (September 21, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      University of Texas President Bill Powers and Longhorn fan Ray Rushing write to praise the Lafayette-Oxford-University community and Rebel football fans for the hospitality at last weekend’s football game, while Nicole Boyd writes to thank all of the local businesses for their hard work in making it a special weekend. (September 21, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Small computers, hand-held phones? No way!

        Technology, while wonderful, is often so much more than we ever expected. A few decades back, no one imagined laptop computers, smart cellphones, the Internet explosion, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten writes about some of the changes that have affected the newspaper world that he’d have never dreamed off during his early days as a reporter. (September 6, 2012, Page 4)

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          College girls through middle-school eyes

          Living in a college town has its benefits as most of us know. There are also “challenges” that come with living in a college town, too, and Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at the good and the bad as she thinks about her children getting older. (September 5, 2012, Page 4)

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            Crosstown rivalry’s history keeps growing

            It’s time for yet another Crosstown Classic football matchup as Lafayette’s Commodores travel just a couple of miles to take on the Oxford Chargers in a Thursday night TV game from Bobby Holcomb Field. Editor Don Whitten, who’s seen three dozen or so of the OHS-LHS games, looks back at the series and what can be expected tomorrow night. (August 29, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Jim Shollenberger writes to take issue with a recent letter criticizing President Barack Obama and some of his policies. (July 23, 2012, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Mrs. Lynton S. Dilley writes about parking on the Oxford Square, saying that she doesn’t have any problems getting spots and wondering if building a parking garage might be an option to consider. (May 30, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Lafayette High School Student Council President Zach Cain and Student Council Advisor Gail Caldwell write to thank all of those who helped make Teacher Appreciation Day at the school a big success. (May 24, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Basil Richmond writes to thank First National Bank for allowing the Knights of Columbus at St. John’s to set up their stand in their parking area at the Double Decker Arts Festival, while Evelyn Spillers writes to thank all of those involved with making the North Central Mississippi Board of REALTORS’ food drive a big success. (May 3, 2012, Page 4)

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