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Memorial honors local climber

A memorial honoring the life of former Oxford resident Charlie King was placed on Pico de Orizaba in Mexico a year after he fell to his death after climbing to the top of the mountain.

 (January 5, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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    Sports trips about more than sports

    Students from the local school systems are often part of trips related to extracurricular activities as well as those connected with academic classes. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the OHS boys basketball team’s recent trip to Washington D.C. to show how valuable all of these out-of-the-classroom trips are for students. (January 5, 2015, Page 4)

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      Lawmakers know we’re watching; they’ll be listening, too

      Our view, with midterm national elections last fall and statewide elections coming up this year, is that our state and national lawmakers will be a little more attentive to our needs in upcoming sessions. We urge all to watch what’s happening in Jackson and Washington D.C. and let your senators and representatives know how you feel about pending legislation. (January 5, 2015, Page 4)

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        Sunday Focus – 2015 Legislative Session

        Before our local lawmakers head down to Jackson for the start of the 2015 legislative session, they share their thoughts on what the major issues will be this year. (January 4, 2015, Page 1A)

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          Not everyone likes SEC pride, unity

          Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how most of the non-SEC football fans around the country have little appreciation for the “S-E-C, S-E-C” chant that goes on at SEC games, and are taking their shots at the conference after its top teams struggled in bowl games. (January 4, 2015, Page 4A)

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            It’s time for our lawmakers to get to work

            Lawmakers are getting ready to head to Jackson for the start of the new session, and Our View is that they have lots of important issues to deal with and need to be prepared and stay focused on doing what’s best for all Mississippians. (January 4, 2015, Page 4A)

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              Oxford Police Department: Quiet NYE holiday

              New Year’s Eve was an overall quiet night for local law enforcement officers with no serious wreck reported and five alcohol-related arrests made on Wednesday and Thursday. (January 2, 2015, Page 1)

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                Church helps with health insurance

                Second Baptist Church helps those in the community get insurance coverage by offering free help and guidance during the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace. (January 2, 2015, Page 1)

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                  Let the races begin

                  Those considering a run in a variety of elections in 2015 have until Feb. 27 to qualify to be in those races, but some local officials have already made up their minds. As a result, voters will have an opportunity to decide whether the longest-serving locally elected county official will be returned to office one more time, and voters will probably be selecting at least one new member to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. (January 1, 2015, Page 1A)

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                    Ending the year with a bang: Fireworks a favorite for revelers of all ages

                    The Crazy Rob’s Fireworks tent off Highway 30 sparked the interest of Layla Pegues, 7, who walked around the tables with her uncle this week looking at the selection of small sparklers and firecrackers, but her brown eyes ignited when she spotted the biggest packages of explosives.  (December 31, 2014)

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