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Jeff Justis and Philip Loria write about the recent column by Jonathan Scott, “A terrible truth that needs to be remembered,” with Justis supporting remembering the past and Loria calling the column and report a bit disingenuous. (February 19, 2015, Page 4A)

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    City considers new conservation option

    The Oxford Board of Aldermen are considering the addition of a new conservation development section in city code to allow developers to design developments around hilly terrain to save Oxford’s tree canopy. (February 18, 2015, Page 1A)

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      Cigarette ruled cause of fatal fire

      A lit cigarette is the likely cause of a house fire that claimed the life of Oxford resident William Earl Williams on Monday afternoon. (February 18, 2015, Page 2A)

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        Bridge name to honor vets

        The new bridge spanning the Tallahatchie River along the northern border of Lafayette County may have a name that will honor all veterans of the armed forces. (February 18, 2015, Page 1A)

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          Power brokers in Mississippi politics

          Who’s the most powerful political figure in Mississippi? Gov. Phil Bryant? Sen. Thad Cochran? Or perhaps Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. Editor Don Whitten writes about the privileges and duties of the lieutenant governor in Mississippi in making the point that Reeves is certainly near the top of the list. (February 18, 2015, Page 4A)

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            Continue to exercise care, caution in dealing with cold weather

            Most of us can count our blessings with the ice and sleet settling just north of the LOU community. That doesn’t mean we should get complacent, though, with bitter cold temperatures approaching single digits forecast for tonight and the chance of frozen precipitation coming on Friday. We encourage all be remain cautious and prepared. (February 18, 2015, Page 4A)

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              Moore named Teacher of the Year at Bramlett

              Mary Beth Moore’s leadership and unique teaching strategy has earned her the title of Teacher of the Year at Bramlett Elementary School. (February 17, 2015, Page 1)

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                Ice impact minor

                More than 3,000 people lost power in Lafayette County on Monday due to downed power lines and several schools have delayed openings this morning.

                 (February 17, 2015, Page 1, 12)

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                  Local man dies in house fire

                  William Earl Williams, 44, died after Oxford firefighters found him unconscious in his Burney Branch home after a fire started in the bathroom. (February 17, 2015, Page 1)

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                    Let’s fix the fixable part of Obamacare

                    There are parts of any program run at the federal level that have to be tweaked, and it’s obvious one involves the sign-up period for the Affordable Care Act. We call on all involved to make the changes to overlap the sign-up period with the federal income tax filing period since proof of insurance and the penalties for not having insurance are handled through tax returns. (February 17, 2015, Page 4)

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