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Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Unlikely duo shares recovery program

Singer/songwriter/actor Paul Williams and screenwriter Tracey Jackson are in Oxford this week to promote their self-help book, “Gratitutde & Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Williams and Jackson and their journey to write the inspirational book. (October 1, 2014, Page 4A)

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    So how much do you know about GameDay

    GameDay is coming. Finally. Chris and Herb and Lee and the gang will be set up in, or near, the Grove Saturday morning to make Oxford and Ole Miss the center of college football. Editor Don Whitten relates a conversation he had about GameDay, including some questions and answers that might prove interesting. (September 29, 2014, Page 4)

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      You have to protect your hard-earned money

      As more and more major retailers announce problems with their credit/debt systems and having hackers and ID thieves gain access to information, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at ways we can guard our crucial information — and our money. (September 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Precautionary boil water notice issued for parts of W. Oxford

        The City of Oxford has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for limited areas of West Oxford following a water main break near Highway 6.  This advisory is limited to areas west of the Jackson Avenue-Highway 6 interchange and south of Woodlawn Drive. Areas included in the advisory are Thacker Heights (Garden Terrace, Eagle Point, et cetera), the Links apartments, Tommie Collie Jane Road and portions of Anderson Road near County Road 165. (more…) (September 23, 2014)

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          Getting along despite our differences

          A move by many in Scotland to declare independence from the United Kingdom fell short in a vote, but it’s indicative of how regional differences within smaller areas can overflow into politics. Editor Don Whitten looks at divisions mentioned in the United States and even wonders how some of the distinct regions in Mississippi have learned to get along so well. (September 22, 2014, Page 4)

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            Local runners, teams fare well in Saltillo Meet

            SALTILLO— The Oxford High School boys and girls claimed top three finishes in individual and team competition in the Saltillo Cross Country Invitational held Saturday at the SHS course. (September 21, 2014, Page 4B)

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              Taxi drivers have to pass what kind of test?

              Editor Don Whitten learned that taxi drivers at the San Diego airport can be cited for violating an ordinance that requires them to “smell” pleasant, and wonders how the conversation would go with taxi drivers, police officers and government officials if that were discussed in Oxford. (September 17, 2014, Page 4)

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                Ketchup, cheese key additions for many

                How did your parents get you to eat things you weren’t sure you liked? Did they, or perhaps you, use ketchup or melted cheese to make things taste better. Editor Don Whitten takes a humorous look at the practice that continues today. (September 15, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Oxford High boys top field in Pontotoc cross-country meet

                  The Oxford High boys picked up right where they left off at the end of last year’s cross-country season as they had the second- and third-place finishers and then three more runners in the top 16 en route to the Class 5A championship in the Pontotoc Cross Country Invitational held Saturday morning at the at the Cherry Creek Orchard. (September 14, 2014, Page 5B)

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                    Sharing stories about our friend, Stan

                    The news was shocking and hard to accept — Stan Sandroni had passed away. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at his time working and playing with Sandroni, and recalls one of the stories that shows exactly who and what Stan Sandroni was. (September 11, 2014, Page 4)

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