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Monday, November 24, 2014

Melanie Addington

Deer issue divides Oxford

Both sides of the proposed deer management measure will have one last opportunity to voice their views before city leaders vote on Aug. 3. The deer management plan calls for both lethal and non-lethal measures to control the deer population, such as bow-hunting inside the city limits and habitat modification. (July 21, 2010, Page 1)

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    OUS prepares for new school year

    Returning to her role as the head of Oxford University School, Tis Dean is looking forward to overseeing some educational improvements at the school this year. The school has changes in leadership and its curriculum this year to continue its ongoing success as a private school. (July 20, 2010, Page 3B)

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      Regents School adds 11th grade

      Regents adds an 11th grade this year and has several changes to its athletic program as well as looking for new leadership. Read more in today’s Back to School section on this private school. (July 20, 2010, Page 2B)

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        Community reacts to bond issue

        Low attendance was the outcome of Monday’s Oxford School Board meeting. Those who did attend were able to hear details from board members and offer input on the districts $30 million bond proposal. (July 20, 2010, Page 10A)

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          Voters to decide $30M bond issue

          Be ready to cast your vote on Oct. 26 as the Oxford School District is ready to move forward with a $30 millon bond issue. The bond would enable the district to build a new high school and make renovations to other schools within the district. (July 20, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Curtain rises on this week’s Faulkner Conference

            The 37th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference opening event was ideal. For visitors, the evening was a perfect mix of a hot Mississippi summer, good food, and lots of talk about William Faulkner. This year’s conference focus is Faulkner and film. During the opening event Faulkner scholar Matt Ramsey, introduced the opening night film “Roads of  Glory.” (July 19, 2010, Page 1)

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              City weighs deer control plan

              Soon gardners may be asked to consider growing plants that deer don’t prefer. This is just one solution to Oxford’s growing deer population. City Emergency Management Coordinator Jimmy Allgood is looking for an answer from the Oxford Board of Alderman. A public hearing on the proposed deer management plan will be held Tuesday. (July 19, 2010, Page 1)

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                Crucial meeting set on bond issue

                You can help decide Monday whether the Oxford School District moves forward with a possible $30 million bond referendum to build a new high school and make other capital improvements. The Oxford School Board meets at 5 p.m. Monday at Oxford High School to gather input from the community about the bond issue before it votes to place the referendum before the voters. (July 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  UM mascots down to five

                  The land shark is still in the running alongside Hotty and Toddy as two of the five top mascot choices for the University of Mississippi. With more than 13,000 votes, the Student Mascot Selection Committee had a tough job narrowing down to the final five: bear, horse, lion, land shark and Hotty and Toddy. (July 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Voters face big decision with ‘personhood’ proposal

                    Staff writer Melanie Addington points to the initiative concerning changing wording in state law defining when a human becomes a person and worries about the government getting even more involved in life choices for women. She talks about a recent lawsuit filed over the issue and argues that we could spend our time better to help our youth. (July 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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