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OPC makes positive first impression

Want to get involved with local government and helping the community? As News Editor Jonathan Scott writes, you don’t have to wait until you’re old enough to vote. Scott points out a project by a local Girl Scout group that involved going before a local board, the Oxford Park Commission, for permission and approval and then following through to help improve things in the community. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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    Let’s hear from women on the birth control issue

    Local columnist Deidra Jackson has seen and heard lots of men talking about birth control and contraception and says it’s way past time that we hear from women who know more about the issue and whose opinions should carry the most weight. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Juanita Boutin writes to say that the 35 percent turnout for the special alderman election wasn’t impressive and to urge voters to cast ballots if for no other reason than to honor those who died to give us that right, while Telisha Dionne Bailey writes to ask for help with her doctoral dissertation about women and the Parchman prison. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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        Homewoner granted another month in demolition case

        The Oxford Historic Prservation Commission voted Tuesday to table a decision on whether to impose sanctions on a homeowner for failing to maintain a home on Madison Avenue. (February 15, 2012, Page 2)

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          Two in Ward 6 runoff

          Katie Morrison and Jason Bailey will face off once again on Feb. 28 in the race for Ward 6 alderman. Morrison and Bailey both earned about 49 percent of the votes however, before a winner could have been declared, one of them had to win by more than 50 percent. A third candidate, Liz Barrett had 11 votes (February 15, 2012, Page 1)

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            Know what to do when severe weather hits

            It is Severe Weather Awareness Week and getting ready for bad weather is the thing to do by buying a weather radio, making an emergency plan with family and signing up to CodeRED by visiting (February 15, 2012, Page 9)

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              How about some holiday adjustments?

              After making it through another one of our increasingly popular holidays – Valentine’s Day – Editor Don Whitten takes a look at holidays with suggestions about some changes and additions. (February 15, 2012, Page 4)

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                ‘Actual cost’ needs better definition

                Charlie Mitchell, president of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, writes a guest column about the wide range of interpretations of what’s a fair and actual cost for searching, reviewing and/or duplicating public records with the hope that state lawmakers can come up with a uniform cost. (February 15, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Breaking News: Ward 6 winner not yet determined

                  Jason Bailey 286 votes 48.07 percent

                  Katie Morrison 297 votes 49.92 percent

                  Liz Barrett 11 votes

                  Six affidavits will be opened at 10 a.m. tomorrow. If Morrison gets four of these votes she wins, otherwise, a run off will be held. (February 14, 2012)

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                    Is Taylor Road busy enough?

                    The Oxford Planning Commission granted a special zoning request for a proposed 336-unit planned unit development, of PUD, that will combine apartment living with neighborhood-friendly commercial businesses off Old Taylor Road. (February 14, 2012, Page 1)

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