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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Memorial Day ceremony honors veterans

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Guard Armory and how inspirational and moving it is to see veterans and their families in attendance. (May 27, 2014, Page 4)

Shopping options south of town? Yes, please

Word of possible shopping options in parts of Oxford south of the downtown area has residents in those areas looking forward to changes that will make their everyday life a little easier. Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze, who lives “south of town” explores the possibilities. (February 24, 2014, Page 4)

Legislators offer preview of session

Oxford and Lafayette County’s state lawmakers discussed education, employment, prisons and the economy over breakfast Monday during the annual Eggs and Issues event sponsored by the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. (January 14, 2014, Page 1)

Excel by 5 tweaks goals, priorities

With Oxford being a certified child-friendly community, members of the LOU Excel by 5 coalition reached out to the community to gain insight on its long and short-term goals, it’s priority projects and brainstorm for new ideas during a town hall-style meeting Tuesday night at the Oxford Conference Center. (October 23, 2013, Page 1)

Residents share views with Gunn

About 75 people came to Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn’s “Mississippi Solutions-An Ideas Tour” Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center where Medicaid, autism and education topped the list for concerns of the audience. (October 9, 2013, Page 1)

United Way begins 2014 campaign

The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County set a hefty fundraising goal this year at $525,000 during its annual kick-off lunch Wednesday. (September 19, 2013, Page 1)

Mayor Pat Patterson re-elected

Incumbent Mayor Pat Patterson won Tuesday’s election with 2,122 votes. His opponent Todd Wade took 1,220 votes. In the Ward 1 and 2 races, both incumbents lost their reelection bids. In Ward 1, Jay Hughes won with 485 votes over incumbent Ney William’s 450 votes. In Ward 2, Robyn Tannehill received 664 votes compared to incumbent E.O. Oliver’s 216 votes. (June 5, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)

Get out and vote

With city elections just days away, Staff Writer Melanie Addington stressed the importance of being involved as she urges all voters to take part in next Tuesday’s election. (May 30, 2013, Page 4)

$10K top prize at St. John Drawdown

The St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church’s annual Drawdown fundraiser, where $10,000 is up for grabs, is this Friday at the Oxford Conference Center. Tickets are $125 per couple, or $150 with insurance. For more information, call 607-0706. (May 15, 2013, Page 3)

Medicaid expansion – an investment worth making

Mississippi is, for a number of reasons, the unhealthiest state in the union. And with that condition, there’s poverty and the effect it has on paying for health care. News Editor Jonathan Scott looks into one option – expanding Medicaid – that seems to be a no-brainer when it comes to helping the needy in the state. (May 9, 2013, Page 4A)

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