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Friday, January 30, 2015

Don Whitten

Progress can mean stops, starts and detours

Three of the most disturbing words folks are seeing around Oxford these days are “Road Construction Ahead.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the progress being made on various projects around town and their effect on those trying to go near the Square or across town. (June 20, 2012, Page 4)

J.R. is still around – and sneaky as ever

Was that J.R. and Bobby going at it? Or was it a dream. Editor Don Whitten takes a look as the once-popular TV show “Dallas” which is now back with a remake that features some of the former stars as well as their offspring. (June 18, 2012, Page 4)

Gifts for the man who needs nothing

Who’s the hardest person to get gifts for? The man that’s honored this Sunday – father. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back to words of wisdom passed along by fathers and how most seem to deal with gift ideas the same way. (June 14, 2012, Page 4)

Pro golfers have it made – or do they?

Professional golfers – such as the guys who played for millions of dollars last week in Memphis – have it made. Right? Editor Don Whitten talks about the perks of being a pro golfer but also points out they’re in a produce-or-don’t-get-paid business. (June 13, 2012, Page 4)

Gasoline prices confusing to newcomer

A newcomer to our community didn’t understand the big difference in local gas prices and those in nearby towns, so he called Editor Don Whitten for some information. The answer, Whitten told him, is not a simple one – if there is one at all. (June 11, 2012, Page 4)

Use common sense before, during vacations

Getting ready for that summer vacation? Editor Don Whitten passes along a checklist of things to do (and not do) when you’re traveling, whether near or far or whether for a couple of days or a week or two. (June 8, 2012, Page 4A)

FESJC a great bargain, opportunity for golf fans

What pro sport can you sit or stand within feet of the athletes without paying hundreds of dollars for a ticket? Golf, of course. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the Mid-South’s popular PGA Tour stop in Memphis and the opportunities it offers golf fans to get up close and personal with the best players in the game. (June 5, 2012, Page 4)

One of America’s icons saved – for now

There are iconic buildings and sites you look for on city skylines. For Editor Don Whitten, one of those has always been the Astrodome, the first of the large indoor domed stadiums. He takes a closer look at the Houston, Texas, dome and what’s going on with the nearly 50-year-old facility. (May 31, 2012, Page 4)

Trip to Texas A&M one well worth taking

Trips to Bryan-College Station, Texas, will soon become part of Southeastern Conference play for Ole Miss fans, but Rebel baseball fans can get a jump on the trip to take in a sporting event at Texas A&M. Editor Don Whitten, recalling a trip to a regional there years ago, points out some things to see and do in addition to the ballgames. (May 30, 2012, Page 4)

Information thieves present new problem

Most of us have heard about phishing – using email messages to “fish” for personal information that could lead to identity theft. What about “smishing,” the newest electronic slight of hand? Editor Don Whitten warns readers about getting smished through text messages. (May 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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