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Thursday, April 17, 2014


Parker named Officer of the Year

Oxford Police Officer Kevin Parker was recently named as OPD’s Office of the Year during a ceremony where several officers were honored for a variety of accomplishments, including Supervisor of the Year, Jeff McCutchen, who was promoted to major of operations Tuesday. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

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    City raises concerns with pedicabs

    During the Oxford Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting Tuesday evening, the board heard the first reading of a change to the city’s ordinance governing pedicabs that would require all pedicabs to place a “slow moving vehicle” triangle emblem on the center rear of the vehicle. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

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      Land rezoning for shopping center

      The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted for two ordinance changes during its regular meeting Tuesday with one allowing for the rezoning of property off Highway 7 for a new shopping center and the other granting all citizens the right to apply for an appeal of a decision of the city’s historic preservation commissions. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

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        Researchers discover answer many already had

        Can you sense an argument coming on with your spouse? What do you do? According to recent research, you might want to split a candy bar between the two of you. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at what he thought was common knowledge – the importance of sugar and spice in any relationship. (April 16, 2014, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Becky Barnett writes to thank all of the emergency dispatchers for their work to help the local officers and first-responders, as well as the community, safe. (April 16, 2014, Page 4)

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            UM alum recognize LGBTQ Council

            The University of Mississippi Alumni Association Executive Committee recently recognized the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Alumni and Friends Council. A Lavender Ceremony will also be held on April 29. (April 15, 2014, Page 1)

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              Jewish community gathers for Seder

              Members of Oxford’s Jewish community met Monday night for the first night of Passover during a community First Night Seder, joining Jews all over the world in celebrating freedom from Egypt while remembering that people of all religions and beliefs are still struggling for acceptance and freedom. (April 15, 2014, Page 1)

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                Planners deny hospital’s sound plan

                The Oxford Planning Commission ruled Monday that a wood fence is not sufficient enough to protect the citizens living in Bickerstaff Condominiums from the noise produced by the construction of the new Baptist hospital and Belk Boulevard extended. (April 15, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Education Briefs

                  • OHS announces third quarter honor roll
                  • BES students vote for favorite book
                  • OES announces February Shining Stars
                  • OHS P.E. program receives $1,000
                  • Stallings places third in state reading fair
                  • Make-up day reminder from OSD
                  • Lafayette High School releases honor roll
                  • DDES awarded arts education grant
                  • UM makes Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ‘Best Value’ lists

                   (April 15, 2014, Page 7)

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                    He Awaits Us

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed retells the simple and yet so truthful story about Jesus, his life, his ministry and his death and resurrection that longtime mentor Jaybird told Reed and his friends as youngsters. (April 15, 2014, Page 4)

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