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Democracy: It works is you work it

Local columnist T.J. Ray, in the wake of last month’s elections, stresses that the men and women we elect to Congress are there to serve us, and he calls on citizens to hold their elected officials accountable so that democracy will work. (December 18, 2014, Page 4)

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    Let’s hope 114th is a ‘do-something’ Congress

    It’s our view that the 113th Congress earned its low approval ratings and our hope that the 114th Congress that convenes in January bucks that tradition and starts working together for the good of the country as a whole. (December 18, 2014, Page 4)

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      Oxford aims to cut density

      The aldermen approved changes to the city’s definitions for multi-family housing that would limit the amount of bedrooms in a unit in RC zoning to four, down from five and from four to three for Two-Unit developments. (December 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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        City puts brakes on building

        The Oxford Board of Aldermen took steps yesterday to slow down multi-unit development in Oxford by imposing a 30-day moratorium on building for apartments, duplexes and condos.

         (December 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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          Popular section of EAGLE coming Friday

          It’s that time of the year — for what many say is their favorite edition of The Oxford Eagle. Yes, the annual Seasons Greeting issue that includes hundreds and hundreds of letters from local youngsters to Santa Claus comes out Friday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look inside the paper getting those letters and preparing them for you to read. (December 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Body cams for cops a win-win situation

            The Oxford and University police departments already have body cameras in use. State Rep. Chuck Espy plans on introducing legislation next year that would help fund body cams around Mississippi. And President Barack Obama has called for $263 million to help law enforcement agencies around the country get body cams. We applaud all three and see equipping officers and those on patrol with body cams as good for the agencies and the public they serve. (December 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Local girl battles rare illness

              The Oxford community is reaching out to a local family whose daughter is suffering a rare condition after a case of the flu.

               (December 16, 2014, Page 2)

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                Road work begins on CR 406

                Work started Monday on the new CountyRoad 406 that will help control school traffic in Lafayette County.​

                 (December 16, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Justices share the stage at Ford Center

                  Two of the world’s biggest decision-makers were seated together on stage at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Monday as part of “A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Elena Kagan.” (December 16, 2014)

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                    Lowe receives educator award

                    Oxford School District teacher Barbara Lowe was recognized for winning Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award. (December 16, 2014)

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