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Bratton believes in taking care of fellow veterans

Jerry Bratton, a Vietnam veteran, believes it’s his duty and honor to help aging veterans. That’s why he is our Everyday Hero this week.

 (May 22, 2015, Page 1)

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    Jackson Avenue crosswalk idea needs another look

    We’re not convinced at all that a crosswalk across East Jackson Avenue near the ongoing Jackson Row project is a good idea for drivers or pedestrians traveling the busy Oxford street, and we urge city officials and leaders to revisit their approval of the plan. (May 22, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Is it the government — or the lack of it?

      Local columnist T.J. Ray sees a change in the way our country is governed, noting that it is no longer a “government of the people” but rather a “government of two parties” that often times keeps a lot of things from getting done. (May 22, 2015, Page 4A)

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        Jackson Row project detours walkers

        Crosswalk to help with pedestrian flow during construction. (May 21, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)

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          New apps to help visitors, residents with parking, getting around town

          Two new phone applications recently approved by city leaders will help guide visitors and residents to Oxford’s many attractions while allowing them to pay to park in premium parking spaces around the Square. (May 21, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)

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            We should wait for Vision 2037 report

            With the news that the Oxford Board of Alderman voted down a proposal from city planners to put a moratorium on some rezoning requests, we wonder about that decision’s ultimate effect on Vision 2037 planning and its relevance to planning the future of Oxford. We think we should listen to the people who do planning for a living, to the people we hired to help with that planning for the future. (May 21, 2015, Page 4A)

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              Zoning change halt nixed

              Four of the seven Oxford Board of Aldermen voted down a request from city planners to put a moratorium on rezoning requests for developers asking for rezonings to build multi-family developments. (May 20, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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                City’s Reserve and Trust Fund Board of Trustees gives nod to Glenmede

                The Oxford Municpal Reserve and Trust Fund Board voted Tuesday to continue its relationship with investment firm Glenmede and attorney Robert Payne that manage the city’s $30 million investment from the sale of Baptist. (May 20, 2015, Page 1A)

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                  Learning more about our noisy visitors

                  So what do we know about the cicadas that are buzzing in the trees these days? Editor Don Whitten wondered what purpose they serve, and shares the answers he found. (May 20, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    Hearings offer chance to hear more on Measure 42

                    We applaud the decision by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to schedule not five, but eight, public hearings across the state for citizens to learn more about Initiative Measure 42 and Alternative Measure 42A dealing with funding for public education in Mississippi, and we encourage everyone to try to make one of the meetings so you are aware of all the issues before you vote in November. (May 20, 2015, Page 4A)

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