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United Way fund drive begins

The United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County kicked off its annual fundraising drive Wednesday with guest speaker Lydia Jones at the Oxford Conference Center. (September 25, 2014, Page 1)

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    State tests face murky future

    Local school official concerned with uncertainty over state educational tests. (September 25, 2014, Page 1A)

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      Let’s keep the book banners at bay

      In honor of Banned Books Week, News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at some of the books that have been at the top of the list through the years and also thanks local groups, businesses and organizations which have fought the fight against banning books and the right to express our opinions. (September 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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        We need to help our schools help our children

        Almost one-third of the third-graders at Della Davidson Elementary School have, through preliminary assessment, been shown to be at some risk of not passing the spring assessment test of their reading ability to allow them to move on to the fourth grade. Our View expresses concern about these numbers and urges all parents and caregivers to do their part to help with the extra measures the local schools are taking to help our young students. (September 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Mini Masters create their own masterpieces

          Children attended the University of Mississippi museum Mini Masters Art session yesterday featuring art by Lee Renninger. The group created their own clay model masterpieces. (September 24, 2014, Page 1)

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            Road named after Mullins

            A newly formed Friends of Thacker Trails group is hoping to gain safer access and parking for the popular walking trails near the old Whirlpool plant with the additional of the newly named Chucky Mullins Drive. (September 24, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)

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              You have to protect your hard-earned money

              As more and more major retailers announce problems with their credit/debt systems and having hackers and ID thieves gain access to information, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at ways we can guard our crucial information — and our money. (September 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued

                The City of Oxford issued a precautionary boil water advisory for limited areas of West Oxford following a water main break near Highway 6 on Tuesday afternoon. This advisory was limited to areas west of the Jackson Avenue-Highway 6 interchange and south of Woodlawn Drive. (September 24, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)

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                  We should expect efficient parole process

                  Prison reform is not easy to accomplish, but there’s one area that’s been given special attention of late that’s supposed to help: making the parole process run a bit quicker. Our View looks at the cost of housing prisoners and how a more efficient parole process can help in that regard. (September 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Some W. Oxford residents without water

                    A broken water main left about 1,000 West Oxford residents without water for periods of time since Monday afternoon. (September 23, 2014, Page 3)

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