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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

North Carolina

Preparation key for early winter weather

It’s much cold much earlier than normal, and that means we have to be prepared sooner this year for the effects and issues that come with freezing temperatures. Everyone is urged to look after those who need extra help — the elderly, the young, pets and some plants — as an extended cold front moves through the area. (November 13, 2014, Page 4A)

Oxford hires new city planner

The Oxford Board of Aldermen hired a North Carolina planner to head up the city’s planning department. Andrea Correll will start her new job on April 1. (March 12, 2014, Page 2)

Cash swings for homer with second novel

Wiley Cash’s debut novel was an award-winner and best-seller, and Editor Don Whitten writes that his follow-up effort, “This Dark Road to Mercy,” could be headed to similar heights. Cash is slated to visit Oxford and Square Books on Tuesday promoting his newest novel. (February 17, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Greg Surbeck writes to say that drug testing welfare recipients is not only unconstitutional, but also wasteful, unfair and unnecessary. (January 24, 2014, Page 4A)

Laws needed to protect basic education?

Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at a North Carolina law passed recently requiring students to be competent in cursive writing and to memorize the multiplication tables in elementary school. (July 17, 2013, Page 4)

Cave ‘resort’ the ultimate fallout shelter?

The Cold War of years gone by had lots of folks building fallout shelters. These days, Editor Don Whitten writes, the option for people might well be caves and caverns around the country that are being converted into resorts. (July 11, 2013, Page 4)

Vacation driving – watch out and be careful

Driving is still an integral part of most vacations. Editor Don Whitten, just back from a week motoring around the Southeast, takes a look at some of the concerns drivers need to have on the roads and at vacation spots these days. (June 24, 2013, Page 4A)

School’s out for summer – what’s next?

The morning and afternoon traffic lines at the schools are disappearing and a car stereo or two was heard blaring Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out.” Editor Don Whitten writes that means it’s time to start making summer vacation plans. What are you thinking about? (May 21, 2012, Page 4)

Democrats to select executive committee members Saturday

Lafayette County Democrats get a chance to vie for their spot on the Mississippi Democratic Part Executive Committee Saturday and become involved in this year’s presidential election. (February 16, 2012, Page 2)

The Lafayette Guards are first to go off to war

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the first unit to leave Oxdford to fight in the Civil War . The Lamar Guard was formed in 1860. They left Oxford in 1861 where they would fight in Pensacola, Fla. and in North Carolina. (March 4, 2011, Page 2B)

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