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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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          Local Rotary Club spreads news of Mississippi Gives

          The Rotary Club of Oxford is helping to spread the word about Mississippi Gives, a 24-hour period dedicated to giving to nonprofit organizations around the state.

           (December 9, 2014, Page 2)

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            The Comforter

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates his thoughts of a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp and the recent discovery of a touching Christmas story relating to a husband and wife who lived in Austria at the time. (December 9, 2014, Page 4)

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              Chargers may have lost, but they’re still winners

              We know Oxford High football players, coaches and fans are still hurting from Saturday night’s loss in the Class 5A state championship game, but we want to congratulate them on a job well done this season and over the past two years. They have represented themselves, their school and their community well, and we applaud them for that. (December 9, 2014, Page 4)

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                Justices visit to UM sold out

                The University of Mississippi School of Law is hosting a conversation with two supreme court justices event that will be held Dec. 15th at the Gertrude Ford Center. The seats are reportedly sold out to attend the event. (December 8, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Make space for guests

                  A public hearing will be held next week on whether or not Oxford should require developers to build guest parking in multi-unit developments. 

                   (December 8, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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                    Girl Scout cookie sales going digital

                    Buying Girl Scout cookies may get easier with the addition of websites and digital sales planned. Editor Don Whitten looks at the value of learning new skills and improving the popular fundraiser for the young ladies who sell and deliver the delicious treats. (December 8, 2014, Page 4)

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