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All politicians need is some Play-Doh

City Editor Alyssa Schnugg used Play-Doh to reach a compromise between two granddaughters with different agendas lately, and she wonders if perhaps we might send a case or two of Play-Doh to Jackson and Washington D.C. to help our leaders work out their differences. (March 26, 2015, Page 4)

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    Jones; supporters keeping at it, bills could weaken IHL

    The UM Faculty Senate and Ole Miss Alumni Association have come out in support of Chancellor Dan Jones, and Wednesday’s rally on campus shows the support continues to grow. Meanwhile, work in the Legislature could ultimately weaken the State Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning’s power to make similar decisions in the future. (March 26, 2015, Page 4)

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      Change would give city way to enforce ADA rule

      The Oxford Board of Aldermen are considering an amendment to city codes that would require all existing parking areas to be ADA compliant.

       (March 25, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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        Tollison, Mayo attempt to pass through IHL resolution

        An Oxford senator and representative are trying to push through new bills claiming Mississippi needs separate boards to govern each of its eight universities.

         (March 25, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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          MDE meeting offers suggestions to help students with reading

          The Mississippi Department of Education hosted a literacy meeting Monday to explain the Literacy-Based Promotion Act and share skills parents can use to help their children while reading at home. (March 25, 2015, Page 2)

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            Following Golden Rule good for everyone

            Serving others is good for them and for you, Editor Don Whitten writes as he discusses two recent phone calls dealing with helping your neighbor and doing unto others as you would have them do to you. (March 25, 2015, Page 4)

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              It’s time to turn out attention to our downtown sidewalks

              Everything, from out flower beds to our storefronts to our parking meters, is looking good downtown. Well, except for some sections of sidewalk. We feel now the city’s focus should turn downward, to those sidewalks around the Square. (March 25, 2015, Page 4)

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                Support continues to grow for Jones

                A protest rally has been scheduled for Wednesday at noon on campus with students from across the state joining faculty and staff members and people from the community to show their support for Chancellor Dan Jones, whose contract was not renewed by the State College Board. It’s obvious the support for Jones is growing as many support his reinstatement. (March 24, 2015, Page 4)

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                  Don’t Mess Wit’ Melvin No Mo’!

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the story of Jaybird’s friend, Melvin, and their attempts to get back at an alligator named after him. (March 24, 2015, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Peter Kondos writes to say that President Obama is being eulogized before he leaves office or dies, noting the number of projects and placed named after Obama around the country. (March 24, 2015, Page 4)

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