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Still trying to figure out Affordable Care Act

Most folks believe all deserve affordable health care, and most want and hope that the Affordable Care Act works. Editor Don Whitten sees some good things about the national program but still wonders about its viability in light of recent suggestions that many workers may opt to work less or retire early because they can get cheaper healthcare that must be subsidized somewhere. (March 3, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Members of the Oxford School Board write give their impressions of impending bills in the state Legislature and to urge citizens to contact their legislators to vote No on HB 765 and SB2325 and to amend HB 1476. (March 3, 2014, Page 4)

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      Spaying, neutering your pets is an act of love

      Ever wonder why spaying or neutering your pet might be important — beside all the obvious reasons? Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg relates memories of a special pet as she writes about the valuable help offered at Oxford World Spay Day held recently. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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        The media, the South and the same ol’ at Ole Miss

        Guest columnist Lee Habeeb writes about the recent incident involving the James Meredith statue at Ole Miss and offers a more aggressive rebuttal to the response given by school officials. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          John Arrechea writes to give support for changes in Oxford’s tree ordinance that would protect older, larger trees. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Will new sales tax holiday be worth it?

            Since both the House and Senate have passed similar bills, it’s likely that Mississippi will soon see a tax-free holiday on hunting and/or fishing items and supplies in the near future. Editor Don Whitten wonders if the tax money that will be lost could be better spent on other needs in the state. (February 27, 2014, Page 4)

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              Learning, teaching and the grades we get, give

              Longtime professor and current local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at grades, their importance, what they signify and how they are often determined. (February 27, 2014, Page 4)

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                Breaking a commandment — or ignoring it?

                President Ronald Reagan regularly quoted what he called the 11th commandment — Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at national and Mississippi politics where it appears a number of Republicans aren’t following those directions at all. (February 26, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Take The Risk

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along a lesson he learned years ago about taking risks when there’s an opportunity to make a financial gain. (February 25, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Shopping options south of town? Yes, please

                    Word of possible shopping options in parts of Oxford south of the downtown area has residents in those areas looking forward to changes that will make their everyday life a little easier. Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze, who lives “south of town” explores the possibilities. (February 24, 2014, Page 4)

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