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Friday, May 29, 2015

Lafayette County

What Memorial Day is all about

Do you know what holiday is today? Do you know what it’s all about? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Memorial Day and urges everyone to remember the veterans they’ve known who are no longer with us, as well as thanking the veterans who are still alive for all they did for our country. (May 25, 2015, Page 4)

Low voter turnout needs to improve

Just over 18 percent of Lafayette County’s registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s special election for the 1st Congressional District seat. That’s better than the turnout of less than 12 percent for a similar election in 2008, but still much less than than we would like to see. We encourage all to exercise their right to vote June 2 when the polls are open again to decide a runoff between Walter H. Zinn Jr. and Trent Kelly. (May 14, 2015, Page 4)

It’s ‘calm period’ time; enjoy it

We encourage newcomers to the community to enjoy this quiet and calm period between the end of the spring semester and the start of summer school at the University of Mississippi. Take advantage of less traffic, shorter lines and more options. (May 13, 2015, Page 4)

Medical Ministries Clinic important community partner

Dr. Travis Yates writes about he Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic in a “Your Turn” column, noting its importance to the community and the importance of local assistance and contributions to keep its work going. (May 13, 2015, Page 4A)

Vote Tuesday!

Don’t look for reasons not to vote. Instead, look for reasons to go to the polls Tuesday to help select the next U.S. representative for this district. (May 11, 2015, Page 4)

L.O.U. Reads Coalition promotes summer learning

Emma Tkachuck writes a “Your Turn” column today reminding us of the importance of summer reading activities for students and explaining the summer activities L.O.U. Reads has to help accomplish that. (May 11, 2015, Page 4)

Thanks for letting us be a part of their lives

It’s exciting to see graduation ceremonies at Ole Miss this weekend, but it also brings the realization that many who have been members of our community for several years will be leaving us. We thank all of the parents, relatives and friends in for the weekend for sharing your student with our community. (May 8, 2015, Page 4A)

LHS gets new head man

Dr. Glenn Kitchens, the current principal at Water Valley High School, will take over the same position at Lafayette High School in the 2015-16 school year. Current LHS principal Patrick Robinson will move into the central office as the district’s Secondary Curriculum 6-12 and Federal Programs Coordinator. (May 6, 2015, Page 1A)

$30,000 is a challenge to reach $185,000

Former Oxford EAGLE Publisher Jesse P. Phillips looks back at one of the best investments the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation made 25 years ago when it spent the equivalent of a year’s budget for economic development on bringing in an expert who helped formulate a plan that continues to pay dividends. (May 6, 2015, Page 4A)

Housing, like other issues, will require community effort

There are housing issues in Oxford and Lafayette County, both with purchasing and renting, and it’s something that will take a concerted effort of our leaders, our citizens and ourselves to solve. (May 3, 2015, Page 4A)

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