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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Don Whitten

What Memorial Day is all about

Do you know what holiday is today? Do you know what it’s all about? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Memorial Day and urges everyone to remember the veterans they’ve known who are no longer with us, as well as thanking the veterans who are still alive for all they did for our country. (May 25, 2015, Page 4)

Learning more about our noisy visitors

So what do we know about the cicadas that are buzzing in the trees these days? Editor Don Whitten wondered what purpose they serve, and shares the answers he found. (May 20, 2015, Page 4A)

Naturalization ceremony always inspirational

Friday’s naturalization ceremony that saw 54 new U.S. citizens take the oath of allegiance to their adopted country is inspirational to all who take part or attend. Editor Don Whitten looks at the importance of the event and what it takes for outsiders to become U.S. citizens. (May 18, 2015, Page 4)

College — those wonderful pre-debt days

Recent graduates at the University of Mississippi, as well as other colleges and universities around the state and country, will soon realize that they’ve just completed some of the best days of their lives. One of the reasons — college loans. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the student debt issue and how it affects college students. (May 14, 2015, Page 4)

Zinn, Kelly advance to runoff

Pontotoc attorney/political consultant Walter H. Zinn and Saltillo district attorney Trent Kelly have advanced to the June 2 runoff out of a 13-candidate field vying to fill the 1st Congressional District U.S. Representative spot held by the late Alan Nunnelee. Zinn led the district and Lafayette County, which had an 18 percent turnout for the special election. (May 13, 2015, Page 1)

Finals are here, but tests are never done

Ole Miss students are taking final exams this week and many will be graduating this weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what lies ahead for graduates and how testing never really ends. (May 4, 2015, Page 4)

DD Spring Run offers fun for everyone

The Double Decker Spring Run had a record turnout of more than 1,300 participants this past weekend, and appeared to go off without a hitch. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the family-oriented event which offers time well spent. (April 27, 2015, Page 4)

GOP race: Elimination sprints or marathon?

It’s more than a year and a half away from the 2016 presidential election, and already the Republicans are hard at work trying to figure out how to settle on a candidate who will probably be taking on Hillary Clinton. Editor Don Whitten looks at ways to trim the large field, but wonders if GOP leaders will be able to manage that feat. (April 22, 2015, Page 4A)

Which famous American woman would you honor?

Very few women have been honored by being pictured on U.S. coins or bills, but there is a move now to changing that. Who should get a spot on, say, a new $10 or $20 bill? Editor Don Whitten looks at some possibilities and poll results. (April 20, 2015, Page 4)

Celebrating one of the neatest places to visit

One of the places most of us visit early and life and for the rest of our lives — the library — is being honored this week as we celebrate National Library Week. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the local public library has to offer as well as memories of other libraries. (April 15, 2015, Page 4A)

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