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Christmas: Giving doesn’t have to equal spending

Staff Writer Jerra Scott and her family are cutting back a bit this Christmas. A emphasis on the reason for the season and a desire for a quieter, simpler holiday time spark the decision. (December 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Protect yourself, your purchases while holiday shopping

    Be careful. Be safe. Be Smart. Eliminate temptation. That’s our message to shoppers at the busy time of the year. (December 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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      OHS stages ‘The Butler Did It’

      Oxford High School will host a performance of ‘The Butler Did It’ by Water and Peter Marks beginning Thursday. The show will feature a play within a play theme that his sure to keep the audience on their toes and have laughs heard all around. (December 10, 2014, Page 1)

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        Church project reviewed again

        The Oxford University United Methodist Church is divided by two separate historical districts which forced its renovation committee to go before two historical preservation boards.

         (December 10, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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          University Arbors to be removed

          The Oxford Planning Commission approved plans for a new development, “The Arbors,” to be built where the existing University Arbors apartments currently exist. (December 10, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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            Be a bit wary of youngsters’ games, apps

            You’re aware, aren’t you, of how your store cards, smartphones and buying preferences provide some amount of personal information to stores and businesses? Editor Don Whitten points out that is going on with online games and apps our youngsters are using as well, and urges adults to take whatever precautions they can to protect personal information. (December 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Quicker use of boots sounds good

              Our view is that Mayor Pat Patterson is on target with a request to decrease the number of unpaid tickets a vehicle must receive before it’s booted in an attempt to collect parking fines. (December 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Pati D’Amico-Warren writes to say that it’s disappointing to hear that Megabus is not using Oxford as a hub any more because of lack of business and to note that’s another step backward for public transportation in Mississippi, while Jesus Soto writes to ask for assistance with an English project his California high school is doing on the Magnolia State. (December 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  County accepts bid for CR 406 project

                  The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors accepted a bid from Talbot Brothers Contracting for a total project amount of just over 2 million dollars. The work is expected to start in about two weeks. (December 9, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Rezone request OK’d

                    A zoning change was narrowly approved by the Oxford Planning Commission Monday for 30 acres off Old Taylor Road, which is currently zoned County Estate. Developers asked the commission to recommend changing it to Multi-Unit zoning for a student housing project.

                     (December 9, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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