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Taxi firm can’t be run from home

The Oxford Planning Commission denied a request to allow the owner of Angel Taxi to operate her business in her home.

 (January 13, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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    ‘Eggs and Issues’ event popular, informative; how about more?

    Monday’s “Eggs and Issue” breakfast with local legislators drew a capacity crowd at the Oxford Conference Center, and we thank our lawmakers for coming to update their constituents about what’s going on in Jackson early in the 2015 session. We’d encourage more events and visits like Monday’s to bring even more information to the voters and to provide valuable feedback. (January 13, 2015, Page 4)

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      Supporters rally for same-sex marriage

      Tina Frizzell and the love of her life spent 15 years together before they were married last January in California. This month marks their first wedding anniversary, and January could be a game-changer in the lives of gay Mississippians like Frizzell and her partner. (January 12, 2015)

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        Early Saturday wreck claims veteran’s life

        Cpl. Justin Sanders Haynes, 26, owner of Montgomery & Co. Pumping, LLC, and U.S. Marine Corp veteran who served recently in Afghanastan, was killed Saturday when his car went off the side of the road while traveling east on Highway 30. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the wreck. (January 12, 2015, Page 3)

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          Meter funds stable

          Revenues from parking meters in December remained consistant despite several holidays and students from Ole Miss leaving for winter break. (January 12, 2015, Page 1)

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            If you could move, would you — and where?

            While the Lafayette-Oxford-University community is known more as a destination than an exit point, there are those in other parts of Mississippi who would leave the state if they could. Editor Don Whitten looks at some survey results about which states have residents wondering about leaving and which states are the most popular destinations. (January 12, 2015, Page 4)

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              Republican rep’s words could backfire

              We hope all our state lawmakers do what’s best for the state when it comes to dealing with new laws, changes to laws and funding. We also suggest they watch carefully what they say, especially if it’s something they would really rather be left alone. (January 12, 2015, Page 4)

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                Making resolutions — and sticking with them

                Have you broken any of your New Year’s resolutions already. Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at some of his resolutions and suggests that we might focus less on making resolutions we can’t keep and trying to just be a better person. (January 11, 2015, Page 4A)

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                  Lots of local citizens ‘stepping up to the plate’

                  Nearly two dozen have qualified to run for local and area positions this year through the first third of January, an increase over local elections four years ago. It’s good to see the involvement, and we thank those willing to run for public office. (January 11, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    New law deflects nature’s damage

                    The Oxford Board of Aldermen passed a new law Tuesday that allows older homes to rebuild after a natural disaster, even if the house doesn’t meet current setback codes and other newer ordinances. 


                     (January 9, 2015, Page 1, 2)

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