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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Yik Yak, don’t talk back

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the Yik Yak concern and how school officials are urging parents to talk to their kids about the problem and dealing with it. (April 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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    A selfie made beneficial or self-indulgent?

    Staff Writer Jerra Scott takes a look at a new trend — the No-makeup Selfies for Cancer Awareness, noting that it started out as a fundraiser but now seems to have gotten away from its original purpose. (April 3, 2014, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Terry Haller writes about the response he got from Rep. Alan Nunnelee’s office recently about Republicans preparing to take on Hilary Clinton in the presidential race in 2016, while Rohini Patel writes about Miss America Nina Davuluri and how we still have a ways to go in this country when it comes to decency and dealing with diversity. (January 29, 2014, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Rohini Patel writes about Miss America Nina Davuluri and how we still have a ways to go in this country when it comes to accepting and dealing with diversity. (January 27, 2014, Page 4)

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          Getting caught, called out on social media

          A recent story was about a local pizzeria using Facebook to shame customers who’d taken or damaged something, while an Associated Press report told how a Los Angeles restaurant owner tweeted out information about people who’d made reservations and then were no-shows. Editor Don Whitten wonders if social media is headed in yet another direction with it being used to shame or embarrass people into doing the right thing. (April 8, 2013, Page 4)

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            Cameras catch unflattering images

            Tate Moore’s use of security cameras and social media at his business, Square Pizza, has helped solve crimes and increase business. (March 8, 2013, Page 1A)

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              Thanks, social media; we’re plugged in but tuned out

              Local columnist Deidra Jackson sees it every morning on her commute to town – people conversing on their cellphones. Who are they talking to and what are they talking about – and is it really something that’s meaningful? Real moments and memories, she writes, are what’s really important. (April 26, 2012, Page 4)

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                Can wordy Faulkner exist in time of tweets?

                Could William Faulkner and his writing be the anti-tweet? That’s quite likely, but it doesn’t mean that Faulkner’s not moving up in this age of electronic communication. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at Mr. Bill and some of his work as Oxford gets set to host this year’s Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference. (July 8, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  You may have some explaining to do

                  Have you ever typed in your name on your favorite Internet search engine? What did the results look like? How many of you are out there? Local columnist Deidra Jackson discovers that she’s a 42-year-old white female in prison or a top-scoring guard in college or a new bride – all at the same time. She takes a closer look at the possibilities and warns that you might well consider eliminating some of the content associated with your name. (February 3, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Social media sites changing law

                    Like many judges around the country, Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth has had to start including warnings to jurors that as long as they are sitting on the jury, they can’t discuss the case on any social media outlet, such as Facebook, Myspace and Twitter. (July 26, 2010, Page 1)

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