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‘Actual cost’ needs better definition

Charlie Mitchell, president of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, writes a guest column about the wide range of interpretations of what’s a fair and actual cost for searching, reviewing and/or duplicating public records with the hope that state lawmakers can come up with a uniform cost. (February 15, 2012, Page 4)

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    Anthem follow-up

    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes a follow-up column to last week’s piece about respecting the national anthem and U.S. flag, noting that the Super Bowl showing still left him wondering why we don’t just drop the singing of the national anthem before big events if it can’t be done properly. (February 9, 2012, Page 4)

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      Charter school concerns

      Oxford Schools Board President Buddy Chain writes a guest column giving his personal take and concerns about charter schools, an idea that is being discussed by state lawmakers in Jackson. (February 9, 2012, Page 4)

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        A Wretch Like Me

        John Newton made one of life’s biggest turnarounds, going from being a man involved with slavery to becoming a minister and composer of hymns. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at Newton’s life and some of his works. (February 7, 2012, Page 4)

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          The national anthem and flags – what gives?

          Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at how the national anthem is often performed before major sporting events and the way the U.S. flag is treated, wondering why people seem willing to disrespect both. (February 2, 2012, Page 4)

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            Girl Scout cookies – decisions, decisions

            If it’s January, that means taxes, holiday bills, cold weather, et cetera. There’s one thing, though, that many look forward to in January – the sale of Girl Scout cookies. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the most popular cookies as he prepares to place his order. (January 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Picking out – or getting down – the tree

              Christmas trees are often the centerpiece in holiday displays, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the options available to those who have yet to pick out, or get down, their tree. (December 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Mike Carter of Merced, Calif., writes about his visit to Oxford and Ole Miss for the BYU football game, noting that the hospitality and people will forever be a fond memory. (September 9, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Harry Alexander writes to say that plans for a BMX track are just one example of how we’ve gotten off course as far as what the role of the government is, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank those involved with helping the Pantry help the community. (August 23, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    David Robinson writes to relate a more pleasant dog-candidate story, while Blake Robertson writes to praise Oxford and organizers of the recent biking competition for their event. (August 16, 2011, Page 4)

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