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Brad Mayo

Sunday Focus – 2015 Legislative Session

Before our local lawmakers head down to Jackson for the start of the 2015 legislative session, they share their thoughts on what the major issues will be this year. (January 4, 2015, Page 1A)

It’s time for our lawmakers to get to work

Lawmakers are getting ready to head to Jackson for the start of the new session, and Our View is that they have lots of important issues to deal with and need to be prepared and stay focused on doing what’s best for all Mississippians. (January 4, 2015, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Members of the Oxford School Board write give their impressions of impending bills in the state Legislature and to urge citizens to contact their legislators to vote No on HB 765 and SB2325 and to amend HB 1476. (March 3, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Hunter Pace writes to disagree with a move by some state legislators to drug test Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) recipients, saying it’s not a bill lawmakers should be bragging about. (February 5, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Anne Steel writes to say that one of the keys to improving education in Mississippi is to fully fund the Mississiappi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). (February 3, 2014, Page 4)

Local legislators return to Jackson

Education, corrections budget and systems expected to be hot topics during the upcoming Legislative session which starts on Tuesday in Jackson. (January 6, 2014, Page 1)

Lawmakers: Education-driven session a success

Local Representatives and Senator Gray Tollison spoke to the community during a Lunch with Legislators meting on Monday about the education-driven session. (May 14, 2013, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Justin Cluck writes to urge citizens to become involved by looking into charter schools and proposed legislation and to let your representatives in Jackson know how you feel. (January 17, 2013, Page 4)

City-run farmers’ market doesn’t sprout

After several heated meetings and discussions on the creation of a city-run market, the necessary legislation needed to form the market died in committee in Jackson. For the city to run the market, it needed approval from the Mississippi Legislature in the form of “local and private legislation.” That bill, sponsored by Oxford Rep. Brad Mayo, died on the last day of the legislative session. (May 9, 2012, Page 1)

Education briefs

  • NWCC art instructor’s work on display
  • School Blues
  •  Medieval activities at Regents
  • MBS names NWCC college of year
  • Local schools to host blood drives
  • UM prof appointed asst spokesperson for LIGO collaboration
  • LMS to host parents program
  • Shields named to dean’s list
  • BES names citizens of month
  • Burwell named to dean’s list
  • State given mediocre grade
  • Hoffner, Stocks named to dean’s list
  • OES names shining star students
  • Cancer named to dean’s list
  • LES kindergarten registration
  • Warrington and Adams named to honor roll
  • Hanson earns honors in art
  • Mayo wins funds for school
  • NWCC offers GED classes

 (February 7, 2012, Page 6)

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