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More barriers at polls lead to fewer voters

The more people that vote, the better our democratic form of government works, right? Why then, News Editor Jonathan Scott asks, would we want to approve Initiative 27 which would make it more difficult for a number of voters across the state of Mississippi? Scott takes a look at the proposal and offers a suggestion if the measure passes next month. (October 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Dr. Ford Dye writes to urge all candidates running for legislative and statewide office to remember local doctors and their contributions to the community when making policy. (October 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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      A road trip to remember

      When most people say they “burned up the road getting there,” they mean they drove fast. Guest columnist John Morgan’s meaning of the phrase was a bit different as he relates in a story from more than 25 years ago. (October 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Artist gives eagle face lift for freedom

        Local woman paints eagle at new Veterans Memorial Park as her way to honor those who fought for freedom. Phase 1 of the park is almost complete, according to organizers. (October 27, 2011, Page 1)

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          Oxford – ‘poster child’ of a creative community

          Mississippi Arts Commission Director Malcolm White and Mississippi Film Commissioner Ward Emling spoke to the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation on Thursday about the importance of a creative economy. (October 27, 2011, Page 1)

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            Sonic going ‘old style’ to speed up service

            Local Sonic Drive-In customers may have noticed a change in the way carhops get around lately. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the skating service offered now by talking with management. (October 27, 2011, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Eric Hankins writes to discuss religion in relation to Amendment 26 and says the initiative is an expression of democracy at its finest, while Ginger Mark writes to thank Rep. Alan Nunnelee for working on behalf of the diabetes community. (October 27, 2011, Page 4)

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                Signs pose problem for county

                Stolen and vandalized signs can be an expensive and dangerous problem, according to Lafayette County officials. (October 26, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Local firemen featured in 2012 MBF calendar

                  Eight Oxford firefighters are being featured in the 2012 Mississippi Firefighters Calendar, sponsored by the Mississippi Burn Foundation. To order a calendar, visit www.mfmba.org. (October 26, 2011, Page 2)

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                    City schools work to improve rankings

                    The Oxford School District is looking to improve math teaching after unable to meet growth at the Oxford Middle School for a subset of students. The district did receive STAR status for Oxford High School and high performing for Della Davidson and Oxford Middle School. (October 26, 2011, Page 1, 2a)

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