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Rezone request denied

The Oxford Planning Commission denied a request Monday  to rezone property on Old Taylor Road from Country Estate to Multi-Unit for a proposed student housing development. (February 10, 2015, Page 1, 12)

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    Taste of Oxford set for Wednesday

    Organizer are ready for this year’s Taste of Oxford event that benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

     (February 10, 2015, Page 1, 12)

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      Buckle up! It saves lives

      We urge everyone who rides in a vehicle to take note of the senseless traffic deaths this past weekend attributed to not wearing seat belts, and make sure you buckle up! (February 10, 2015, Page 4)

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        The Long Run

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the move to legalize marijuana, noting that we should be looking at the long-term effects rather than the short-term gains. (February 10, 2015, Page 4)

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          Car tags assist Oxford School District

          The Oxford School District Foundation is hoping to gain 300 customers for a new Oxford School District car tag. (February 9, 2015, Page 1)

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            Empty Bowls ready for annual event

            Empty Bowls will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at OUUMC. For $20, one can dine on soups, stew or gumbo from various restaurants and receive a hand-crafted bowl with bread and water. Proceeds go to The Pantry. (February 9, 2015, Page 1)

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              Brian Williams’ words may prove costly

              Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a new word in his vocabulary — conflating — and how it relates to NBC News anchor Brian Williams and his problems after apparently telling several different stories about an incident 12 years ago when he was covering news in the Middle East. (February 9, 2015, Page 4)

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                The eye in the sky is watching everywhere

                While many might argue that video cameras located on private and public property invade our privacy, there’s also an argument to be made that they help protect our rights and help in dealing with problems. We applaud local officials for placing video cameras and systems around the community. (February 9, 2015, Page 4)

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                  Sunday Focus – Teacher certification

                  Being a board-certified teacher carries a lot of weight — and some extra cash — in the education world. Achieving this certification is described as “the highest mark of accomplishment in the profession,” by the Mississippi Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. (February 8, 2015, Page 1A)

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                    Another property eyed for parking garage?

                    Members of the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission met Friday with Mayor Pat Patterson in executive session to discuss a possible location for a parking garage and at undisclosed location. (February 8, 2015, Page 1A)

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