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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Oxford

Police have hands full with sick wildlife

Local law enforcement officers have had several encounters recently with wild animals suffering from distemper. (December 21, 2014, Page 1A)

Moving closer to a new activity center

EAGLE Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the value and importance of the Oxford Activity Center and also at plans for a new activity center that would include lots of options for local citizens to enjoy. (December 21, 2014, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Carol Mockbee and Rosie McDavid wrote to thank all of the businesses and individuals who helped make Thacker Mountain Radio Hour a success again in 2014. (December 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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)

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