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Thursday, October 2, 2014

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Debate, input on key issues important to all

While there’s still a decision to be made by Oxford’s Board of Aldermen, it’s good to see a lot of inout and debate on the issue of development in the community. It’s government at its finest. (September 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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    National POW/MIA Day today

    Retired Marine Corps Master Sgt. and local author Gene Hays writes a guest column for “Your Turn,” reminding all that today is National POW/MIA Day and looking at the meaning behind the day. (September 19, 2014, Page 4)

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      S. Lamar roadwork offers lesson in patience

      Our View takes a look at the multiple efforts to get suitable paving and bike lanes on South Lamar Boulevard and suggests that one of the byproducts will be building patience in motorists, walkers and hikers who travel in that area of town. (September 19, 2014, Page 4)

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        Blood is not always thicker than water

        Family is what you make of it, staff writer Jerra Scott writes in her column this week. Scott writes that family is important; even more important is the family you build for yourself. (September 18, 2014, Page 4)

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          Here’s hoping for long stay in Top 10

          The Ole Miss football team is in a rare place for post-John Vaught era teams — The AP Top 10. “Our View” takes a look at how Coach Hugh Freeze and his Rebels got there and what it will take to stay. (September 18, 2014, Page 4)

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            Taxi drivers have to pass what kind of test?

            Editor Don Whitten learned that taxi drivers at the San Diego airport can be cited for violating an ordinance that requires them to “smell” pleasant, and wonders how the conversation would go with taxi drivers, police officers and government officials if that were discussed in Oxford. (September 17, 2014, Page 4)

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              Supervisors and their input

              We hold to the belief that you shouldn’t complain about what government officials do if you didn’t vote. By the same token, it appears government officials should attend the meetings and do the things they were elected to do as well. (September 17, 2014, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                John Juergens writes about the local parking situation, particularly the inconsistency in writing tickets for parking on yellow curbs, and urges for officials to decide what laws to enforce and then enforce them after informing the public of their intentions. (September 17, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Youth Shows But Half

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks at getting older and examines some want ads which use interesting terms to describe some of our elderly — er, more mature — citizens. (September 16, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Silly season for 2016 election about to tip off

                    In Our View, we wonder if Hilary Clinton’s campaigning attempt for fellow Democrats is really a signal that it’s about time to start the silly season for the 2016 president election that’s sill more than two years away. (September 16, 2014, Page 4)

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