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Let’s simplify the garbage can issue

There is a proposal to change the ordinance about when garbage cans must be removed from the curb after pickup, but we feel it’s still a step from being as simple as it should be. Our view is not to set a time limit on retrieving your trash cans, but rather to set a specific time — say, midnight on the day your trash is picked up. (October 29, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Early report on laptops mixed

    The Oxford School Board was informed of an update at last night’s board meeting on the One to One Initiative that gave each student in the high school and middle school a laptop. While damages were reported as very minimal some parents have questioned just how much the laptop is a distraction for their child. (October 28, 2014, Page 1)

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      Sportsplex fined for violating plat

      The Oxford-Lafayette Sportsplex was given a fine Monday for  building a batting cage that wasn’t on the original site plan by the Oxford Planning Commission. (October 28, 2014, Page 1, 11)

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        Spooky thrills start early

        With the Ole Miss football team facing Auburn at home this weekend, some organizations are holding their Halloween events early. However, regular trick-or-treating will be held on Friday. (October 28, 2014, Page 1, 11)

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          So Fine Caroline

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed tackles the subject of teenage boys and love as he recalls his infatuation with “So Fine Caroline” and his planned meeting and evening with her watching a scary movie on Halloween. (October 28, 2014, Page 4)

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            It’s homework time with election looming

            We urge all readers and citizens to do their homework to get prepared for next week’s election. Voting is a right and a duty, and it’s your responsibility to be prepared when you go to the polls next Tuesday. (October 28, 2014, Page 4)

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              Toys for Tots returns to town

              The annual Mid-South Toys for Tots program returns to the town of Oxford for the upcoming holiday season. The group has multiple drop off locations for your convenience in Oxford and Water Valley. (October 27, 2014, Page 1)

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                Mom channels grief into changing law

                A mother of a 17-year-old Water Valley boy who died recently allegedly from overdosing on caffeine pills is trying to get Noah’s Law passed that would make it illegal for stores to sell the pills to minors. (October 27, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Political signs have their place

                  So far, there appears no need to call out the “Sign Ninjas.” Editor Don Whitten looks at election campaign signs and where they’re supposed to be. (October 27, 2014, Page 4)

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                    See: Life does move on after tough losses

                    The world didn’t end Saturday night with Ole Miss’s loss at LSU. The sun did shine Sunday. Our view is that Ole Miss football is important and exciting, but it has its place in life. (October 27, 2014, Page 4)

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