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Shipman win levels playing field in voting for initiative

We commend Oxford’s Adrian Shipman for her courage and resourcefulness in standing up for Initiative 42, and feel that her victory in court should serve to make the options a bit clearer to Mississippi voters this fall. (April 8, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Lafayette School Board approves revised calendar

    The Lafayette School Board approved a revised academic calendar that waived three additional inclement weather make-up days for students at its meeting Monday. Even though school will no longer be in session on May 26 or May 27, teachers will still be required to come in for workdays. (April 7, 2015, Page 3)

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      Still no leash law in county

      After extensive discussion about dogs roaming the county at Monday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors took no action in enacting leash laws that would require residents in densely populated areas to confine their animals. (April 7, 2015, Page 1)

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        Claire Rychlak named OSD Parent of the Year

        Claire Rychlak, mother of six, volunteers at her children’s schools because she sees it as a way to support and be a part of her kids’ lives. Her dedication to the Oxford School District for the past 22 years has earned her the title of district Parent of the Year. (April 7, 2015, Page 1)

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          Aldermen make traffic changes

          The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a new stop sign on Sisk Avenue to help slow down traffic and also bagging the traffic light at West Jackson and Anderson Road to keep traffic flowing and cut down on confusion. (April 7, 2015, Page 1)

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            Airline miles can help Make-A-Wish with special gifts

            The Make-A-Wish Mississippi program has a month-long program ongoing called “Give Wishes Wings” that allows people to donate unused airline reward miles to the program to be used as part of their wishes for children who receive Make-A-Wish trips. Consider donating some of your miles to help a child. (April 7, 2015, Page 4)

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              Dat Monkey Don’t Play

              A loyal, but bit wild, monkey teaches a stubborn fellow about warnings in Jimmy Reed’s column that recalls his adventures with his childhood mentor, Jaybird. (April 7, 2015, Page 4)

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                Lists, polls provide interesting reading

                Are you a list or poll person? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at a recent list he received: The 100 Bestselling Used Books Since 2000. (April 6, 2015, Page 4)

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                  UM family should listen to their leader

                  University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, in a letter and news conference last week, urged Ole Miss faculty, staff, students and alumni to follow the school’s creed as the future brings about change. We echo those words of a true leader at the university. (April 6, 2015, Page 4)

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                    OPD, OFD want to buff up

                    The Oxford police and fire department want to strengthen their departments — not by adding to the numbers of their ranks by to slim down the ones they already have. To help, they are asking the Board of Aldermen to approve their new physical fitness policy. (April 6, 2015, Page 1, 2)

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