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House plan nixed

The Historic Preservation Commission advised a homeowner to table his request for a Certificate of Appropriateness on Tuesday on the renovation plans for a home on Jefferson Avenue and go back the drawing board to come up with another plan that ‘echoes’ the existing home that stands currently. (February 12, 2015)

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    Transit system OKs annual budget

    The Oxford University Transit board approved its 2016 budget Wednesday. The public transportation system must approve their budget a year early to be eligible for grants.​ (February 12, 2015, Page 1A)

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      Reading instruction, retention plans example of unfunded mandate

      We’ve tackled the issue of unfunded mandates in public education before, and continue to see that problem affecting students, teachers and schools in Mississippi. The latest example concerns the unfunded, or under-funded, mandate to have third-graders reading on grade level before they can be promoted to the fourth grade. We call on state lawmakers to come up with the money necessary to implement fully this important program and requirement. (February 12, 2015, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Linda Spence writes to wish all a Happy Valentine’s Day and to hope that all look at the possibilities that await them. (February 12, 2015, Page 4A)

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          Lawmakers and education — who needs the public?

          Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at education issues in Mississippi and how some are being handled by state lawmakers and other interest groups. (February 12, 2015, Page 4A)

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            City fund earns $5M

            The funds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi have earned just over $5 million since its inception and some city city leaders want to borrow a bit to help build a new activity center. 

             (February 11, 2015, Page 1A)

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              28 successfully complete drug court

              The Third Circuit Drug Court held its biannual graduation Tuesday with 28 graduating from the program that takes about three years to complete. (February 11, 2015, Page 1A)

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                Organ donors get sweet treat

                The Oxford EAGLE takes a look back into its archives and highlights some events that happened the week of Feb. 11 in history.

                 (February 11, 2015, Page 2A)

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                  ‘Addams Family takes the stage

                  The Oxford High School Drama Department will stage “The Addams Family” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Kayla Mize Auditorium at the Oxford Middle School. General admission tickets for the musical are now available at OHS for $10 for adults and $5 for all students. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the OHS front office, calling the high school to reserve them at 234-1562 or emailing ohs_tag@hotmail.com(February 11, 2015, Page 1A)

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                    Bad winter weather much milder around here

                    Bad weather is relative, Editor Don Whitten points out. People in the South are concerned about temperatures in the 30s with winds 10-20 mph on Thursday. In the Northeast, they’re worried about another big snow added on to the long winter and big drifts they already have. (February 11, 2015, Page 4A)

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