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Monday, May 25, 2015


Naturalization ceremony always inspirational

Friday’s naturalization ceremony that saw 54 new U.S. citizens take the oath of allegiance to their adopted country is inspirational to all who take part or attend. Editor Don Whitten looks at the importance of the event and what it takes for outsiders to become U.S. citizens. (May 18, 2015, Page 4)

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    We need to learn from 20-20 views

    Hindsight is 20-20. That’s why so many of our presidential hopefuls seem to now feel they can admit the Iraq War was a mistake years after most Americans came to the same conclusion. Now we hope these same leaders can think about another saying as they govern us: Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it (May 18, 2015, Page 4)

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      OHS Envirothon team wins state competition

      Five Oxford High School students learned about the environment as they took home first place in the Mississippi Envirothon Competition in Raymond. (May 17, 2015, Page 4C)

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        Oxford Sears in top 100 volume company-wide

        When John Hunter bought the local Sears store on North Lamar, he was ready to run a business that would soon become part of hte top 100 hometown stores in the company, and top ten in the south central region in sales volume. (May 17, 2015, Page 5A)

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          Slower pace means it’s baseball time

          The slower pace brings back memories of summer and baseball to Publisher Tim Phillips, who recalls the friendships and trips related to his years playing American Legion baseball. (May 17, 2015, Page 4A)

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            Bullying numbers better, but there’s still work to do

            The U.S. Department of Education released numbers that show that 22 percent of students ages 12-18 say they have been bullied. That’s the lowest percentage in a decade, which is good news, but there’s still room for improvement and we call on our schools, parents, students and family members to work to drop that percentage even more. (May 17, 2015, Page 4A)

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              Remembering the fallen

              Local law enforcement officers and their supporters gathered Thursday on the lawn in front of the Lafayette County Courthouse to honor and remember those officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

               (May 15, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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                Father donates time to 4-H

                Trey Bullock has been donating his time to help teach archery to area youth since his own decided to pick up a bow and arrow.

                 (May 15, 2015, Page 1A)

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                  New projects look like what planners want

                  Much of the discussion at vision 2037 meetings recently involved local housing and development, and it appears a couple of local developers were listening to based on their plans for a couple of projects. It will take more open discussions and communication to help make sure the landscape of Oxford is what it should be in future years. (May 15, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    Board decision options often quite difficult

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray, a local school board member himself for several years, acknowledges that often decisions boards have to make are very difficult. With that perspective, he takes a look at what’s been said and not said about a situation involving a teacher’s reassignment in the Oxford School District. (May 15, 2015, Page 4A)

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