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What we want in school leader

About 15 people gathered at Oxford High School Thursday evening to discuss what qualifications and criteria they’d like to see in a new superintendent. (September 30, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Art’s message also important

    Sometimes things get lost in translation, and staff writer Melanie Addington writes that is what happened this week with the controversy over the “Scratch and Sniff” art showing in Oxford. Addington talks about the purpose and message of the actual art and how it was overlooked because of all of the talk about where the show would be held. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Eminent domain initiative measure

      Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about personal property, eminent domain and the initiative that will be on the ballot in Mississippi in November concerning that issue. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Gregg Cook writes to talk about his group’s recent trip to Oxford for the Ole Miss-Georgia game and to say how special of a place the community is. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Drug dealers face longer sentences

          Mississippi judges are giving longer prison sentences to convicted drug dealers in hopes of keeping them off the streets longer after budget cuts have caused the Mississippi Department of Corrections to allow more drug offenders to be released before completing their entire sentences. (September 29, 2011, Page 1)

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            Roller skating last Special Olympics event for 2011

            Athletes will take to the roller rink Friday morning at The Skate Place  in the last event for the Mississippi Area 4 Special Olympics for 2011. (September 29, 2011, Page 2)

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              Energized Downtown Council assists businesses

              The Oxford Downtown Council is looking to become more active and has made some first steps to do so by creating a new Facebook page and meeting more regularly. (September 29, 2011, Page 1)

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                Art show interference sets troubling precedent

                Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott expresses concern that Mayor Pat Patterson’s recent involvement in one particular artist’s show and its appropriateness to be displayed at The Powerhouse could be setting a precedent that seriously affects the growing local art community. Scott takes a closer look at the actions surrounding the “Scratch and Sniff” show, and suggests that the Arts Council ought to have more say than the mayor in what is displayed. (September 29, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Kelly Shannon of Volunteer Oxford writes to point out the local contributions for the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance and show how that helps strengthen the community, while Terry JW Buffington writes to thank those in the community for supporting efforts to re-establish a new shelter for families who are victims of domestic violence. (September 29, 2011, Page 4)

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                    OPD officer charged with child abuse

                    An Oxford Police Detective has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of felony child abuse and sexual battery on a child under the age of 14. He has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the trial. (September 28, 2011, Page 2)

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