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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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          I Bought The Donuts

          Local columnist and creative writing instructor Jimmy Reed challenged his students — and had to pay off after their inspiring efforts. (February 17, 2015, Page 4)

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            Gas line effort

            Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is working with residents in Abbeville to bring natural gas to the town.

             (February 16, 2015, Page 1)

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              Deputy overwhelmed by community support after fire

              A Friday night fire left a Lafayette County deputy and his mother and daughter without a place to live. Donations are being collected through the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association.

               (February 16, 2015, Page 3)

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                Miss. shows the way with vaccination rate

                Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the ongoing measles outbreak and points to gains made in Mississippi with infectious diseases by requiring vaccinations for school youngsters some four decades ago. Perhaps, he writes, this is one time the nation can learn a positive lesson from Mississippi. (February 16, 2015, Page 4)

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                  Lawmakers face tough questions, votes

                  Should lawmakers vote as their constituents feel? Or should they vote their conscience or perhaps according to the party line? Or maybe, the main consideration is getting re-elected or elected to a higher office. We would like to see our representatives, at all levels, just do their job — which is to represent their constituents as they said they’d do when we elected them. (February 16, 2015, Page 4)

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                    Sunday Focus – Boom times are back

                    After slowing down during the Great Recession, local development has regained its strength as the number of building permits and amount of new investment in construction near record levels. (February 15, 2015, Page 1A)

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