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UM professors top list for Speaker of the House

Did you know that the Constitution does not require the person elected as Speaker of the House to be an elected U.S. Representative. Editor Don Whitten, who learned that bit of info earlier this week, takes a look at the possibilities of someone else – he suggests UM professors John Winkle and Ron Rychlak – taking Nancy Pelosi’s position of power. (July 23, 2010, Page 4A)

Earmarks and communicating with lawmakers

Are you bothered a bit by some of the earmarks that senators and representatives are involved with? Why don’t you contact them and let them know what you think? That’s not necessarily as easy as it sounds – or should be – as local columnist T.J. Ray explains. (July 13, 2010, Page 4A)

Teacher and Student exhibit begins Tuesday at University Museum

OXFORD TOWN – An opening reception for “Teacher and Student: Abstract Works of Marie Hull and Andrew Bucci” will be held June 29, from 5-7 p.m. at the University of Mississippi Museum. Page 9 of this week’s Oxford Town has full details and images of Marie Hull and Andrew Bucci’s paintings on display at the University Museum beginning next Tuesday. (June 24, 2010, Page 9)

Let’s look at other towns offering Sunday alcohol sales

Local restaurant owner John M. Currence writes, in a guest column, that there are two distinct sides appearing unable to give much ground in the debate over allowing the sale of alcohol in Oxford on Sundays, and he suggests that the best way to reach a compromise might be for both sides to take a look at other communities that allow Sunday sales. (June 2, 2010, Page 4)

Asian doctor returns to Mississippi roots

Dr. Son Lam, the son of Chinese shop owners in Saigon, came to the United States as a little boy when his family was sponsored by Tate Street Baptist Church in Corinth. Today, he practices with Oxford Nephrology Associates. Lucy Schultze visits with Lam in this week’s “A Conversation With …” (May 6, 2010, Page 3)

The Minor Adjustments

OXFORD TOWN – The Minor Adjustments may be a new name to the Oxford music scene, but its members definitely are not. Members of this awesome new “project” in town hail from other acts including Mayhem String Band, Daybreakdown, Shady Deal, Good Paper, Tate Moore and the Cosmic Door, Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition and others. Check out Page 9 of this week’s Oxford Town and read about your favorite new local band. (May 6, 2010, Page 9)

What’s the best way to use a refund check?

The average refund check from the IRS is $2,500. The average person doesn’t get that, however, and Editor Don Whitten wonders what one is supposed to do when a year comes along where your refund is more than normal. He looks into all kinds of suggestions, from investing to pay off debt to splurging. (March 29, 2010, Page 4A)

Some pets can be an invasive species

Local columnist T.J. Ray discusses invasive species of animals and wonders if pit bulls should be added to the list because of all of the problems they cause. (March 10, 2010, Page 4)

FBI to hold citizens academy

The FBI will hold a Citizen’s Academy in May for education, business, labor, media, minority, government, religious and community leaders in Oxford who are interested in federal law enforcement issues and challenges. (February 25, 2010, Page 1)

1st District race drawing lots of attention

There was once a time – when Jamie Whitten and then Roger Wicker represented the district – when electing a U.S. Representative from North Mississippi meant sending the incumbent back to Washington in a landslide. No more. Democrat Travis Childers won the spot two years ago and is expected to face a challenge this year. (February 19, 2010, Page 4A)

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