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Board decision options often quite difficult

Local columnist T.J. Ray, a local school board member himself for several years, acknowledges that often decisions boards have to make are very difficult. With that perspective, he takes a look at what’s been said and not said about a situation involving a teacher’s reassignment in the Oxford School District. (May 15, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Community Wellness Day on Sunday

    Healthy Oxford will host a family-oriented event on the Square from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday that is aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle for all ages. (May 14, 2015, Page 1, 2)

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      OPC pool ready

      After more than $250,000 in repairs have been completed, the Oxford Park Commissions swimming pool is ready for summer and swimmers for its opening next weekend. (May 14, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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        College — those wonderful pre-debt days

        Recent graduates at the University of Mississippi, as well as other colleges and universities around the state and country, will soon realize that they’ve just completed some of the best days of their lives. One of the reasons — college loans. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the student debt issue and how it affects college students. (May 14, 2015, Page 4)

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          Low voter turnout needs to improve

          Just over 18 percent of Lafayette County’s registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s special election for the 1st Congressional District seat. That’s better than the turnout of less than 12 percent for a similar election in 2008, but still much less than than we would like to see. We encourage all to exercise their right to vote June 2 when the polls are open again to decide a runoff between Walter H. Zinn Jr. and Trent Kelly. (May 14, 2015, Page 4)

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            COA granted for Brown house

            The Historic Preservation Commission finally granted the Certificate of Appropriateness for a developers plans to renovate a home on South Lamar; however what they approved, was not what he had planned to do. (May 13, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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              Chad Chism named LMS principal

              Chad Chism has been hired as the new Lafayette Middle School principal for the upcoming school year. (May 13, 2015, Page 5)

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                Zinn, Kelly advance to runoff

                Pontotoc attorney/political consultant Walter H. Zinn and Saltillo district attorney Trent Kelly have advanced to the June 2 runoff out of a 13-candidate field vying to fill the 1st Congressional District U.S. Representative spot held by the late Alan Nunnelee. Zinn led the district and Lafayette County, which had an 18 percent turnout for the special election. (May 13, 2015, Page 1)

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                  It’s ‘calm period’ time; enjoy it

                  We encourage newcomers to the community to enjoy this quiet and calm period between the end of the spring semester and the start of summer school at the University of Mississippi. Take advantage of less traffic, shorter lines and more options. (May 13, 2015, Page 4)

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                    Medical Ministries Clinic important community partner

                    Dr. Travis Yates writes about he Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic in a “Your Turn” column, noting its importance to the community and the importance of local assistance and contributions to keep its work going. (May 13, 2015, Page 4A)

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