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$30,000 is a challenge to reach $185,000

Former Oxford EAGLE Publisher Jesse P. Phillips looks back at one of the best investments the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation made 25 years ago when it spent the equivalent of a year’s budget for economic development on bringing in an expert who helped formulate a plan that continues to pay dividends. (May 6, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Variety is the spice of life

    Two more candidates joined the race for the Republican Party’s presidential nominee for the 2016 election, and those two added a bit of diversity. We think it will be an interesting summer and fall as this mixed bag of GOP candidates try to gain a foothold inside their party and with non-committed voters. (May 5, 2015, Page 4)

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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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          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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                Take part in battle to beat cancer at Relay for Life

                Who doesn’t know someone who’s battled cancer? We all can help in the drive to find cures for cancer by helping with fundraising. An opportunity comes up Saturday when the local Relay for Life event is held at Oxford Intermediate School. (May 1, 2015, Page 4A)

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                  Not all gets mentioned in talks about growth

                  Is bigger always better? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at that question and others in connection with local efforts to look and plan ahead for the growth of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (May 1, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    Community lucky to have those like Rosentreter

                    June Rosentreter, who’s been volunteering for The Pantry for nearly three decades now, is an unsung hero who contributes so much to the community through her involvement there. Staff Writer Catherine Boone takes a closer look at the many things Mrs. Rosentreter does and how her servant’s heart is so helpful. (April 30, 2015, Page 4)

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