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Sunday, March 1, 2015

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Oxford Film Fest: The Dirty Dozen

In a “Your Turn” column, Melanie Addington takes a look at the Oxford Film Festival and all its meant to many in the community over the past dozen years, and she invites all to take part in this week’s events to watch, learn and celebrate the film industry. (February 25, 2015, Page 4A)

Stellar music lineup set for Double Decker

The good folks at Visit Oxford have done it again, putting together a stellar lineup of musicians and bands for the annual Double Decker Arts Festival. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at the lineup, which features a lot of performers he’s sure will please those on hand. (February 20, 2015, Page 4A)

State Reps’ funding move very disturbing

Local columnist T.J. Ray reacts to word that the Mississippi House of Representatives didn’t come anywhere near fully funding education for the upcoming fiscal year. (February 19, 2015, Page 4A)

Smith made key contributions off the court

Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the life of legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith and points out that some of his best work was actually done off the court as he worked with his players and community to deal with ending segregation. (February 15, 2015, Page 4A)

Lafayette County under Winter Storm Watch through Monday

Oxonians should have their winter coats ready and a low-pressure system moving across south-central Mississippi combined with a cold front from the north could bring frozen precipitation to the area tonight and Monday. (February 15, 2015, Page 2A)

Growth — in a controlled manner

The Oxford Planning Commission and board of aldermen face an ongoing challenge with controlling development and building, and it’s good to see the two working together to evaluate applications from those wishing to build in the LOU community. (February 13, 2015, Page 4A)

Avent named Teacher of the Year at OIS

A passion for encouraging others to cultivate a love for learning has earned Erica Avent the title of Teacher of the Year at Oxford Intermediate School. (February 10, 2015, Page 1)

Sunday Focus – Legal pot effort sprouts

Supporters of an initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi are gathering signatures here and around the state to put the issue before the voters. (January 18, 2015, Page 1A)

Avoid cold-weather calamities: Take precautions with people, pets, pipes

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s pretty cold outside. Temperatures in Oxford plunged down into the single digits overnight, and the high today is expected to be only 28, but felt like 20 degrees. (January 8, 2015)

Growth, development still going strong

Signs of progress and development continue to pop up in the county, city and university, and we see that as a sign that recovery is still moving forward. We urge local leaders, however, to remain vigilant in making sure changes and additions are right for the community. (January 8, 2015, Page 4)

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