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Body cams for cops a win-win situation

The Oxford and University police departments already have body cameras in use. State Rep. Chuck Espy plans on introducing legislation next year that would help fund body cams around Mississippi. And President Barack Obama has called for $263 million to help law enforcement agencies around the country get body cams. We applaud all three and see equipping officers and those on patrol with body cams as good for the agencies and the public they serve. (December 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Local girl battles rare illness

    The Oxford community is reaching out to a local family whose daughter is suffering a rare condition after a case of the flu.

     (December 16, 2014, Page 2)

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      Road work begins on CR 406

      Work started Monday on the new CountyRoad 406 that will help control school traffic in Lafayette County.​

       (December 16, 2014, Page 1)

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        Justices share the stage at Ford Center

        Two of the world’s biggest decision-makers were seated together on stage at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Monday as part of “A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Elena Kagan.” (December 16, 2014)

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          Lowe receives educator award

          Oxford School District teacher Barbara Lowe was recognized for winning Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award. (December 16, 2014)

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            The Greatest Gift Of All

            Local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed brings readers a column written by members of his creative writing class: a story of a Christmas past that shows the love between a father and a son. (December 16, 2014, Page 4)

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              Stadium expansion big news for UM, LOU community

              The excitement behind the current Ole Miss football team and program is spilling over into the construction business as Ole Miss officials announced expansion plans for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Monday. Our view is this is a win-win situation for the Rebel football program and the LOU community which benefits from big crowds at home games. (December 16, 2014, Page 4)

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                Clements end retirement to reopen Bird in the Bush

                Rodney Clements got started in the antique business in 1970 and continues serving customers in the LOU community today through his store, Bird in the Bush.

                 (December 15, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Cops and cameras

                  The state Legislature will be considering a bill to mandate body cameras for law enforcement officers. Local police officials discuss the possible new law.

                   (December 15, 2014, Page 1, 12)

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                    Christmas gifts a sign of future occupation?

                    Do kids who ask for doctor’s and nurse’s kits for Christmas go into medicine. Do those who ask for cars become race car drivers or mechanics. Do those who ask for cameras become photographers? Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at some of his favorite Christmas gifts and how little they had to do with journalism. (December 15, 2014, Page 4)

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