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Let’s have a debate

“Our View” acknowledges that most incumbents avoid debates, but urges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran to choose to be different and schedule at least one debate with Democratic opponent Travis Childers before November’s election. (September 9, 2014, Page 4)

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    The Generosity Of Gander

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of the generosity of the people of Gander, Newfoundland, when planes were directed to their airport on 9/11 — and the return of generosity by the passengers on Delta Flight 15. (September 9, 2014, Page 4)

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      Uber arrives in Oxford

      OPD has issued about five citation to Uber drivers since the smartphone application ride-sharing business started in Oxford two weeks ago for not following the city’s taxi laws. Uber officials say they don’t have to meet the “antiquated” laws that do not allow for technology-driven transportation services. (September 8, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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        Wilkie book offers so much to so many

        Need a book about local history, politics, sociology or journalism? Editor Don Whitten writes that longtime journalist and now journalism professor Curtis Wilkie’s new book, “Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest: Fifty Pieces from the Road,” fits the bill perfectly. (September 8, 2014, Page 4)

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          Parking meters here

          We had our chances to tell local lawmakers we didn’t want them. And now we have them. “Our View” looks at the new parking meters and says it’s now time to learn to live with them. (September 8, 2014, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Meridith Wulff writes, on National Literacy Day, to remind everyone of the value of reading and to urge all to help groups such as the Lafayette County Literacy Council to help others to improve basic literacy skills. (September 8, 2014, Page 4)

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              Paid parking pays off

              Since paid parking was implemented, the city has raised $5,275 in funds from the meters that went live on Tuesday on the premium spots around the Square. Parking Director Matt Davis reported to the Oxford Downtown Parking Commission on Friday that the parking officers wrote 122 tickets for overtime parking in the first three days of Oxford’s new paid-parking system. (September 7, 2014, Page 1A)

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                Title 1 meetings set Monday at Lafayette

                Parents are encouraged to attend the fall Title 1 meeting on Monday at Lafayette. The lower and upper elementary and the middle school are considered Title 1 schools. (September 7, 2014)

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                  Education briefs

                  • Williams participates in UM program
                  • Hayden receives certification
                  • DDES to host snack, strategies event
                  • Education classes set at WIN center
                  • LHS Class of ’72 to host reunion
                  • NWCC to offer classes on Morris
                  • UM Grad School dean receives NASA honor

                   (September 7, 2014, Page 6C)

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                    Guiding Growth

                    As boom times  for development in Oxford return, city leaders are adopting and proposing several new regulations aimed at ensuring that this new building doesn’t diminish the quality of life residents now enjoy. (September 7, 2014, Page 1A)

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