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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Oxford

Body cams for cops a win-win situation

The Oxford and University police departments already have body cameras in use. State Rep. Chuck Espy plans on introducing legislation next year that would help fund body cams around Mississippi. And President Barack Obama has called for $263 million to help law enforcement agencies around the country get body cams. We applaud all three and see equipping officers and those on patrol with body cams as good for the agencies and the public they serve. (December 17, 2014, Page 4A)

Justices share the stage at Ford Center

Two of the world’s biggest decision-makers were seated together on stage at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Monday as part of “A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Elena Kagan.” (December 16, 2014)

Stadium expansion big news for UM, LOU community

The excitement behind the current Ole Miss football team and program is spilling over into the construction business as Ole Miss officials announced expansion plans for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Monday. Our view is this is a win-win situation for the Rebel football program and the LOU community which benefits from big crowds at home games. (December 16, 2014, Page 4)

Building codes safeguard county residents

Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the building codes passed by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and what they can do to help with growth outside the city limits and how they can protect homebuyers. (December 14, 2014, Page 4A)

MAEP must be fully funded for students to succeed

Oxford School District Superintendent Brian D. Harvey, in a “Your Turn” guest column, explains the important of fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. (December 14, 2014, Page 4A)

Only in Oxford – L.Q.C. Lamar House

The historic L.Q.C. Lamar House offers visitors a glimpse into the life of one of Oxford’s most famous residents, as well as peek into the city’s past. (December 7, 2014, Page 1A)

Two big gold trophies would look real nice

The Ole Miss Rebels claimed the Egg Bowl trophy last weekend in Oxford. Now, the Oxford High Chargers will be going to Starkville and MSU’s Davis-Wade Stadium to try to win their first-ever gold football signifying a state championship. We applaud the decision to take the championship games to sites other than Jackson and wish the Chargers well in their game Saturday night. (December 4, 2014, Page 4A)

Getting ready for the final stretch

The Thanksgiving holidays end today for most, and it’s back to work or school. Tomorrow is the first day in December, and now all can turn their attention toward the final stretch, whether it’s in school or work or preparing for the Christmas holidays. (November 30, 2014, Page 4A)

Spend ‘Black Friday’ shopping locally

Tomorrow is Black Friday and many of you may not have decided where and when to start the biggest shopping day of the year. Oxford EAGLE Publisher Tim Phillips suggests you start in the morning, at your leisure, and you spend your day shopping in Oxford. (November 27, 2014, Page 4)

Tuesday voting very important

We urge all registered voters — whether you voted three weeks ago or not — to go to your polling site and cast your ballot on Tuesday. The two positions being settled locally Tuesday are very important in our community and area. (November 24, 2014, Page 4)

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