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We think we know it all — until we learn more

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes readers inside the bidding and building process to show how much more is involved for all who take part in the process from planning to building. (February 2, 2015, Page 4)

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    Super Bowl signals end of football season — doesn’t it?

    Football season ends with the Super Bowl. It’s time for basketball and golf and auto racing, right? Well, that’s true unless you’re a big-time college football fan; if so, you know that this week with National Signing Day on Wednesday, is one of the biggest weeks of the year. We encourage all to enjoy football if that’s your thing, the other sports if they or — or maybe just enjoy a few weeks away from the TV. (February 2, 2015, Page 4)

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      Take any, and all, precautions with the flu

      Editor Don Whitten urged readers, last fall, to get their flu shots. Now, back at work after an entended bout with the flu — that wasn’t stopped by his shot — he writes about taking any and all efforts to ward off the illness. (February 1, 2015, Page 4A)

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        It’s simple: slow down on Sisk!

        One of the busiest parts of residential Oxford is the area around Sisk Avenue, and local officials are trying to slow down traffic with lots of bikers, pedestrians (and vehicles) in the area. We call on those who travel through that part of town to watch your speed; having to deal with speed humps — a possibility if things don’t get better — is not ideal for anyone. (February 1, 2015, Page 4A)

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          Voice, face of EAGLE office will be missed

          The voice and face of The Oxford EAGLE’s front office for the past 15 years is taking time for herself as she moves into retirement. Publisher Tim Phillips relates a conversation with office manager Cathy Herren on her last day as a full-time regular employee at the newspaper. (January 30, 2015, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Mickey Smith writes to thank city sanitation department workers for all they do to help keep the community beautiful, while Leon and Jocelyn  Miller write to urge Mississippians to protect, maintain and promote all of its special resources. (January 30, 2015, Page 4A)

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              Perception of vehicles changes over time

              Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks and his wife are in the market for a new vehicle and with all the amenities in newer model automobiles these days, Eubanks discusses the “luxuries” of his first vehicle. (January 23, 2015, Page 4)

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                Dealing with no-shows can be frustrating

                There are two sides to the no-show situation and both sides must be responsible. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how many businesses handle the issue as well as how one set of parents who put on a lavish birthday party. (January 21, 2015, Page 4A)

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                  Local funding helps junior college students; national plan needs study

                  President Barack Obama could just as easily have pointed at a plan supported locally that helps provide tuition assistance for junior college students as other areas of the country. The president’s plan to make junior college education free for all needs further study, but certainly sounds promising if it can be paid for. (January 21, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Jim Shollenberger writes to say that Initiative 42 will help education in Mississippi by improving funding while the alternative offered by the Legislature offers little to nothing. The Lafayette-Oxford-University MLK Day of Service Planning Committee writes to thank all int he community who took part in Monday’s event. (January 21, 2015, Page 4A)

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