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Lower gas prices mean more spending money

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at dropping gas prices — it’s below $3.00 per gallon locally and down in the $2.70s in nearby towns — and how the money not spent on gasoline might turn out to be the key to boosting the economy. (October 20, 2014, Page 4)

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    Eliminating income inequality

    It’s good to see some of our national leaders aware of ways to deal with income inequality, and we encourage all to help take the step from identifying ways to help to actually putting those ways into practice. (October 20, 2014, Page 4)

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      Judicial candidates answer questions

      In today’s Sunday Focus, candidates for the Chancery and Circuit Court races say why they feel they are the best choice to sit on the bench. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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        Community comes together to renew nature

        A group of concerned citizens has paired with the developers of the Faulkner Flats project and Strawberry Plains Audubon Center to restore the natural habitat on a section of Whirlpool trails that had been damaged by the development on Old Taylor Road. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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          Only in Oxford – Rowan Oak

          The world-famous home of William Faulkner is some 170 years old, and it continues to attract thousands of visitors each year who want to see where the Nobel Prize-winning writer worked and lived. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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            Magnolia State in football heaven

            What a time to be a football fan in Mississippi with two of the nation’s four remaining FBS unbeaten teams located in Oxford and Starkville. Publisher Tim Phillips compares the current situation with what many Rebel fans have endured in the past. (October 19, 2014, Page 4A)

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              OSD dealing with enviable position

              The Oxford School District could well be in the catbird seat in regard to its recent discovery that school property near and where the Scott Center is located could be worth millions of dollars. We applaud the school district for looking into the situation and encourage them to make the best decision for the students, the school system and the community. (October 19, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Local schools retain rankings

                The Mississippi Department of Education released accountability ratings for local school districts today. As the state granted a waiver for rankings, all rankings stayed the same, however kindergarten readiness appears to be suffering throughout the state. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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                  Football fans targeted by scammer

                  Sixteen people were scammed by the same ticket scalper two weeks ago before the Ole Miss v. Alabama football game. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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                    Halloween do’s and don’ts

                    Getting ready for Halloween and trick-or-treating? Staff Writer Jerra Scott looks at the popular day and makes some suggestions that might make for maximum fun as well as make things go smoother and more safely. (October 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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