It’s no secret that Oxford’s imported, old-style English double decker buses are getting old, and it will be expensive to repair or replace them. We suggest considering keeping the ones we already for special occasions, and getting a newer double decker bus or two to replace them in regular use. (April 23, 2015, Page 4)
Pat Croisant writes to say that columnist Jimmy Reed is no racist and those who don’t like his writing don’t have to read it, while Carolyn Coleman writes to say that heroes can be found in the most unlikely of places. (April 23, 2015, Page 4)
It’s more than a year and a half away from the 2016 presidential election, and already the Republicans are hard at work trying to figure out how to settle on a candidate who will probably be taking on Hillary Clinton. Editor Don Whitten looks at ways to trim the large field, but wonders if GOP leaders will be able to manage that feat. (April 22, 2015, Page 4A)
Are you celebrating Green Week and Earth Day? Are you doing your part to help with preserving the environment? We encourage all to do whatever they can to keep the earth we have around for our kids and grandkids. (April 22, 2015, Page 4A)
Larry Tyler writes to tell that there was a festival before Double Decker — Art and All That Jazz — held on the historic Oxford Square, while Gary Gold writes in support of Initiative 42 and says the public should have a simple “yes” or “no” choice on the ballot. (April 22, 2015, Page 4A)
The University of Mississippi Museum is asking for the community’s help so it can continue to hold its free Family Activity Day programs where children take fun-filled journeys through science and history with art as their guide. (April 21, 2015, Page 1, 3)
Parking on the Ole Miss campus will be more costly this fall as prices for parking permits rise, along with guest parking that will be increased to $3.