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Letters to the Editor

Former Oxford Mayor Richard Howorth writes to lend his support in today’s Republican primary runoff to Thad Cochran, whose election he thinks will best serve Oxford and Mississippi. (June 24, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Harley Garrett writes about the upcoming Republican senate primary runoff between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel, giving his take on the candidates and their campaigns. (June 12, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Likely runoff could be something positive

      Perhaps we all owe Thomas Carey a “vote” of gratitude. It was Carey who apparently received just enough votes to force Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel into a two-man runoff for the GOP Senate nomination. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibilities for a clean campaign over the next three weeks to help decide the best candidate to face Travis Childers in November. (June 4, 2014, Page 4)

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        Voter ID takes state in wrong direction

        News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at Mississippi’s voter ID law that will be in place in the upcoming primaries and writes that the state should remove that burden on would-be voters and also consider implementing early voting. (May 8, 2014, Page 4)

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          Breaking a commandment — or ignoring it?

          President Ronald Reagan regularly quoted what he called the 11th commandment — Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at national and Mississippi politics where it appears a number of Republicans aren’t following those directions at all. (February 26, 2014, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Peter Frost writes to express concern about the hyper-partisan political rhetoric that is so prevalent today, and to urge all to think objectively about the real issues facing the country. (February 12, 2014, Page 4)

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              Jesus’ take on the current state of the USA

              Religion columnist Randy Weeks has an unusual conversation with Jesus at City Grocery. (November 1, 2013, Page 5B)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Peter Frost writes that a divided Congress will not be able to solve any problems and he calls on “minority ideologues” like Alan Nunnelee to start working with their more moderate colleagues. (October 23, 2013, Page 4)

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                  What’s it gonna take to end this cycle?

                  Editor Don Whitten writes about the recent settlement which ended the government shutdown and dealt with the debt ceiling, comparing the whole situation to a continuous loop much like the one Phil Connors had to live with in the movie “Groundhog Day.” (October 18, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Don Mutchler writes to say that elected officials should put the interests of their constituents ahead of their own preferences when it comes to making laws and policy. (June 5, 2013, Page 4A)

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