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Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Quicker use of boots sounds good

Our view is that Mayor Pat Patterson is on target with a request to decrease the number of unpaid tickets a vehicle must receive before it’s booted in an attempt to collect parking fines. (December 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Pati D’Amico-Warren writes to say that it’s disappointing to hear that Megabus is not using Oxford as a hub any more because of lack of business and to note that’s another step backward for public transportation in Mississippi, while Jesus Soto writes to ask for assistance with an English project his California high school is doing on the Magnolia State. (December 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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      The Comforter

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates his thoughts of a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp and the recent discovery of a touching Christmas story relating to a husband and wife who lived in Austria at the time. (December 9, 2014, Page 4)

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        Chargers may have lost, but they’re still winners

        We know Oxford High football players, coaches and fans are still hurting from Saturday night’s loss in the Class 5A state championship game, but we want to congratulate them on a job well done this season and over the past two years. They have represented themselves, their school and their community well, and we applaud them for that. (December 9, 2014, Page 4)

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          Girl Scout cookie sales going digital

          Buying Girl Scout cookies may get easier with the addition of websites and digital sales planned. Editor Don Whitten looks at the value of learning new skills and improving the popular fundraiser for the young ladies who sell and deliver the delicious treats. (December 8, 2014, Page 4)

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            It’s time for Letters to Santa

            Our annual Seasons Greeting issue with Letters to Santa comes up in less than two weeks and already the letters are coming into the office. (December 8, 2014, Page 4)

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              Bo Wallace — one of the best ever in red and blue

              Publisher Tim Phillips thinks back to where Ole Miss football was before Bo Wallace came to Oxford and where it is after the Rebels reclaimed the Golden Egg by beating Mississippi State, and makes the case that Wallace is one of the best ever to play quarterback for the Rebels. (December 7, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Pearl Harbor Day a time to thank all service men, women

                It was 73 years ago that the Japanese pulled the U.S. into World War II with their bombing attack on Pearl Harbor. Our view is that we should use this day and many others to continue to thank all of our service men and women for protecting our freedoms in America. (December 7, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Christmas a little less sweet when it’s all about sweets

                  Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes about a developing trend she’s a bit concerned about — parents and kids getting more involved than necessary or appropriate in chasing down sweets and goodies given out at the local Christmas parade. (December 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Let’s keep politics out of education

                    Common Core and its educational standards appear to be batted around like a beach ball between politicians and lawmakers in the coming months, and our view is that we need to leave politics out of education. (December 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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