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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Affordable homes help make life wonderful

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at affordable housing — or more correctly, the lack of it — in Oxford, and urges city leaders and others to take the opportunity to make more of it available. (November 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Safety first during deer season

    The first whitetail deer gun season opens Saturday across Mississippi, and we urge all hunters, landowners, outsdoorsmen and travelers to be prepared and take the proper precautions to be around hunters, moving animals and guns. (November 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Kudos to the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts

      Lafayette High hosts a Veterans Day program and Oxford was the site of a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony, and we applaud the schools and all involved with this manner of teaching our children about government, service, honor and citizenship. (November 20, 2014, Page 4A)

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        School board should consider public stewardship

        Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the Oxford School Board looking into selling some school property and nots that the board should also consider the city and the neighborhood when making its decision. (November 20, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Lower fuel prices lower costs — sometimes

          Lower oil prices and less demand mean lower prices at the gas pumps. However, as Editor Don Whitten notes, lower jet fuel costs don’t necessarily mean lower airline ticket prices. (November 19, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Fire rating drop great news for some county residents

            We congratulate those residents in the county’s central fire district who will benefit — financially as well as safety-wise — by the improved fire rating for an extended area, and we applaud all those who helped make the extension of the district possible. (November 19, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Girls Raised In The South

              There’s a special language and special meanings for words in the South, particularly when it comes to ladies. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the phrases you could and couldn’t say — based on years of learning under the master — his mother, Miss Lena. (November 18, 2014, Page 4)

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                Giving is good, and you get to choose

                There are some who hesitate when giving to charitable programs which benefit people in other areas rather than locally. Our view is it’s good to give to any who are in need, and it’s your choice about whom you choose. (November 18, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Dealing with increasing college costs

                  It shouldn’t have been a shock to see the College Board’s recent report that college costs continue to rise. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at college costs and funding. (November 17, 2014, Page 4)

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                    OHS paper sets standard for others

                    It was exciting to see the Oxford High School student newspaper, The Charger, earn the prestigious Pacemaker Award for journalistic excellence. We applaud the students, the advisors, the school, the administration and the community for creating the opportunity for local high school students to put out such a quality product. (November 17, 2014, Page 4)

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