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It was a cold and rainy night …

Religion columnist Randy Weeks says cold, rainy days are a good time to relax and spend more time being than doing. (February 8, 2015, Page 5C)

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    Chairlift conversation

    Columnist Joanne Wilkinson enjoyed the ski lift almost as much, if not more, than actually skiing during a recent trip to Colorado. (February 8, 2015, Page 2C)

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      Clifton Bondurant ‘Bondy’ Webb: A contribution to generations

      History columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about C.B. Webb, and his contributions to the African-American community and to Oxford in general. (February 8, 2015, Page 2C)

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        We will miss Nunnelee and his service and assistance

        Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who passed away Friday, will be missed for all of his help for his district. We appreciate his regular visits with our editorial board and his attention to what went on in the Lafayette-Oxford-University Community. (February 8, 2015, Page 4A)

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          Vanderbilt erases 16-point deficit at home to hand Lady Rebels another loss

          NASHVILLE – The Vanderbilt Commodores used 42 second-half points to come back from a 16-point deficit to defeat the Ole Miss women’s basketball team, 58-54, on Thursday night at Memorial Gym in Nashville. (February 6, 2015, Page 6A)

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            Money, time patience needed in education

            Changes in education, whether good or bad, come with costs and many are often unfunded mandates from the state or national level that the local districts have to figure out how to pay for. We see the need for increased funding, but also for time and patience as schools deal with all the changes that are supposed to help with the education process. (February 6, 2015, Page 4A)

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              Naming the new football team

              Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a humorous look at what it might be like to come up with a team name and mascot for a new university, college or high school football team. (February 6, 2015, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                William N. Beckwith writes about supporting the ballot initiative about cannabis infractions, noting there will be an event Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall offering citizens a chance to sign papers asking to put the issue on the ballot next year. (February 6, 2015, Page 4A)

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                  Is tax proposal to help or to put off considering another bill?

                  It’s good for Oxford and other local and state municipalities to hear the possibility of getting a bit more return on state tax sales funds that are returned from the state. We wonder, though, if it’s part of a plan by state lawmakers to make it easier to continue to ignore a proposal that would allow municipalities to levy their own sales tax in addition to the state-mandated 7 percent? (February 5, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    Corps project funding good for area, state

                    Area sportsmen, fishermen and outsdoorsmen all got good news Tuesday when Sen. Thad Cochran released a statement noting that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineeers would be spending nearly $27 million on projects throughout the state, including work at the four area reservoirs at Sardis, Endi, Grenada and Arkabutla lakes. (February 4, 2015, Page 4A)

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