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Oxford ready as can be for quake

With the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal word of two minor earthquakes around Canton this weekend was unsettling news for residents of Mississippi. (May 4, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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    Finals are here, but tests are never done

    Ole Miss students are taking final exams this week and many will be graduating this weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what lies ahead for graduates and how testing never really ends. (May 4, 2015, Page 4)

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      Parenting sometimes requires tough love

      Toya Graham has gotten a lot of publicity for pulling her teenage son out of a protest in Baltimore. We feel she deserves all of the credit she’s getting and hope that it shows tough love still has a place in parenting. (May 4, 2015, Page 4)

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        Church homes may vary

        Some churches find that renting space, versus building a church building, allows them to free up money to give back to the community. (May 3, 2015, Page 1A, 6A)

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          Metro Narcotics under fire

          When a news website ran an article about the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit using college students as confidential informants, the local drug enforcement agency found itself under fire on social media networks as if it was something that has been a well kept secret (May 3, 2015)

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            When will we ever learn?

            The rioting, rallying and protesting in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray has continued, and brings to mind the actions in Ferguson, Missouri, last year and the actions at the University of Mississippi more than 50 years ago. Publisher Tim Phillips notes that it will be, as it was here, a long process of healing in Missouri and Maryland, and wonders why we can’t all get along as well as learn from the past. (May 3, 2015, Page 4A)

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              Housing, like other issues, will require community effort

              There are housing issues in Oxford and Lafayette County, both with purchasing and renting, and it’s something that will take a concerted effort of our leaders, our citizens and ourselves to solve. (May 3, 2015, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Paul Dakin writes to urge the mayor and Board of Alderman to remember the less fortunate when they vote on an ordinance that would limit parking and charge fees for when it is allowed, while Darlene Easson writes in support of keeping Aeleen Dowd as an English teacher at Oxford Middle School. (May 3, 2015, Page 4A)

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                  Relay for Life volunteers heroes to cancer patients

                  The American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held this Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. at the Oxford Middle School.

                   (May 1, 2015, Page 1A)

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                    No charges in solid waste truck death

                    The driver of a Lafayette County solid waste worker will not face any criminal charges after the truck he was driving went off the side of a road and rolled on top of another  solid waste employee, killing him. (May 1, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)

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