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Hearing set to rezone land

A public hearing will be held Tuesday during the Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting on whether or not the land where Oxford Wheel Estates, a mobile home park, should be rezoned to allow multi-unit apartments and townhouses. (January 19, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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    What will the next budget pie look like?

    With a lot of talk about spending in education, corrections, social welfare, et cetera in the next state budget already going on in Jackson and around the state, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at pie graphs showing revenues and spending with last year’s budget. (January 19, 2015, Page 4)

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      Let’s hope our leaders will actually lead

      With President Obama giving his State of the Union speech Tuesday and Congress moving along with its work, we are hopeful that we can see a bipartisan effort to effect changes that will help the country as a whole. (January 19, 2015, Page 4)

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        Sunday Focus – Legal pot effort sprouts

        Supporters of an initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi are gathering signatures here and around the state to put the issue before the voters. (January 18, 2015, Page 1A)

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          Tax increases affect some; ACA deadline affects others

          Publisher Tim Phillips takes a closer look at two subjects: tax increases that will affect many across the country and the looming deadline for signing up for insurance coverage under the Afordable Health Care Act. (January 18, 2015, Page 4A)

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            MLK Day of Service beckons all to help out

            Tomorrow, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, offers all of the community a chance to come together and help one another. (January 18, 2015, Page 4A)

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              OPC prepares pool for summer

              To get the Oxford City Pool ready for swimmers to cool off, the Oxford Park Commission recently approved advertising for contractors to make much-needed repairs and renovations to the city’s quickly aging pool.


               (January 16, 2015, Page 1)

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                Help is there when needed most

                News Editor Jonathan Scott found out firsthand how helpful first-responders are when one of his vehicles caught fire recently. Scott tells the story of his problem and about all of the assistance he received. (January 16, 2015, Page 4)

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                  Strict party-line voting usually leaves something to be desired

                  When lawmakers, at any level, vote strictly according to the party line, it makes us wonder if they’re interested in what’s best for everyone. We were disappointed to see that earlier this week in Jackson, and call on both parties to have productive debates and compromise more often. (January 16, 2015, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Angie and Alex Dorris write to thank the teachers and administration/staff members who help with the carpool line at Lafayette Elementary Schools each day. (January 16, 2015, Page 4)

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