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Don’t like the snow? Don’t worry, we’ll have something different soon

Watch the weather over the next week or so. Watch how we go from a winter snowstorm and temperatures in the teens to thunderstorms and temperatures in the 60s. It’s just the way weather goes in north Mississippi — if you don’t like what you get today, just wait for t0morrow. (February 26, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Oxford Film Fest: The Dirty Dozen

    In a “Your Turn” column, Melanie Addington takes a look at the Oxford Film Festival and all its meant to many in the community over the past dozen years, and she invites all to take part in this week’s events to watch, learn and celebrate the film industry. (February 25, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Rep. Mayo’s state income tax bill getting lots of looks

      Oxford state Rep. Brad Mayo and two fellow Republicans introduced a bill earlier this week that would eventually eliminate the state income tax in Mississippi, and that bill is getting a lot of attention around the state. We have the same questions as everyone else: will the numbers actually work and, if they don’t , how will things get paid for? (February 25, 2015, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Helen Phillips writes to say that Terrence Metcalf and an unidentified person who helped a stranger in need restored her faith in people “doing the right thing,” while Joe Bonica writes about taking a closer look at some of the numbers in reports about lynchings. (February 25, 2015, Page 4A)

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          Weather often puts superintendents in no-win situations

          School superintendents have to make tough decisions regarding  having school when there’s the threat of inclement weather, and they are really in a no-win situation since Mother Nature ultimately decides whether their decisions were good or bad. Consider, however, that their responsibility is the safety of thousands of youngsters and you need to give them the benefit of the doubt. (February 24, 2015, Page 4)

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            Key Fobs

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about going over plans with his daughters for after he eventually passes on. His hopes that they honor all of his wishes went well — until he started talking about taking things and turning them into key fobs. (February 24, 2015, Page 4)

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              Ed funding vote shows lawmakers’ feelings

              Editor Tim Phillips writes that while it wasn’t a big surprise, it was disappointing to see the Mississippi House of Representatives vote for education funding more than $205 million under what would have been fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. (February 23, 2015, Page 4)

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                Meeting to explain more about Literacy-Based Promotion Act

                You may have read or heard lots about the Literacy-Based Promotion Act which requires students to be reading on a third-grade level before being promoted to the fourth grade. If you still have questions, however, there’s an excellent chance to learn more — including tips to help our youngsters improve their reading — as the Mississippi Department of Education will hold a regional meeting Wednesday at the Oxford Conference Center. (February 23, 2015, Page 4)

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                  New report changes what’s good — or not so bad — for you

                  Coffee with your EAGLE this morning? That’s OK. Some eggs with your breakfast? No problem. A sugary soda to cap it all off? Nope, that’s not the thing to do. New food and nutrition guidelines are out that change some of the things that we’re supposed to eat. In the end, moderation still remains the key — although black coffee is certainly higher up on the approved list than before. (February 22, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    We hope you enjoy today’s Profile 2015

                    Today’s Oxford EAGLE includes a special treat for readers and advertisers — a closer look at our Lafayette-Oxford-University community, its character and some of the “characters” that make this such a special place. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Profile 2015, today’s special section that includes feature stories and pictures for figures around the city, county and campus. (February 22, 2015, Page 4A)

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