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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Phil Bryant

Valid inspection sticker, or does it matter?

Mississippi lawmakers passed a bill, and Gov. Phil Bryant signed it, that will repeal the requirement to have inspection stickers on vehicles. It goes into effect July 1, but what about those months between Bryant signing the bill and then? Editor Don Whitten looks at the question of getting a new sticker or not as well as the value of a vehicle inspection. (May 27, 2015, Page 4)

State officials still can’t settle Common Core

Republicans passed a bill to, supposedly, end Common Core once and for all. But the bill didn’t satisfy Gov. Phil Bryant because of some details added and some left out, and he vetoed the bill Thursday. We urge our lawmakers to settle this issue — keep Common Core and move on or drop it and get a replacement and move on. (April 24, 2015, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Larry Tyler writes to tell that there was a festival before Double Decker — Art and All That Jazz — held on the historic Oxford Square, while Gary Gold writes in support of Initiative 42 and says the public should have a simple “yes” or “no” choice on the ballot. (April 22, 2015, Page 4A)

Taylor woman wants to open eyes about narcolepsy

Tabitha Burt wants to raise awareness about narcolepsy after being diagnosed with the silent illness last year.

 (March 13, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Area dodges ice, snow — for now

Even though Oxford missed the snow predicted for this morning, the icy temperatures will continue through Tuesday and nasty wintry weather could still show up later this week. (February 16, 2015, Page 1)

Fisher faces big challenge as next director of MDOC

Marshall Fisher, in our view, is extremely qualified to take on one of the most challenging jobs in Mississsippi: director of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Fisher, appointed by the governor Friday and expected to be approved by the Legislature next month, deserves our full support as he takes on this unenviable job. (December 22, 2014, Page 4)

Keeping Mississippi safe from the alien children

Religion columnist Randy Weeks gives Gov. Bryant a strong talking to over Bryant’s treatment of  immigrant children. (September 21, 2014, Page 5C)

Bryant addresses UM graduates

Gov. Phil Bryant told 4,500 graduates Saturday to told the students not to take for granted the people who helped them along their journey and to persevere though storms in their lives. (May 12, 2014, Page 1)

Tourism director wants Mississippi to share its story

Tourism Director for the MS Development Authority Malcolm White spoke to the Oxford Rotary Club recently about efforts of MDA to share Mississippi’s true story with visitors. (May 8, 2014, Page 5)

County may get more money for roads

House rejection of bills gives rural roads more funding. (April 14, 2014, Page 1)

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