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Monday, March 30, 2015

Oxford

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)

Temps to fall: Residents reminded to take precautions

Brrrrrr. It’s cold outside, and getting colder. That means there are a few important things to keep in mind as the temperature drops. (January 7, 2015)

It’s time for our lawmakers to get to work

Lawmakers are getting ready to head to Jackson for the start of the new session, and Our View is that they have lots of important issues to deal with and need to be prepared and stay focused on doing what’s best for all Mississippians. (January 4, 2015, Page 4A)

Young folks help others: Under-30 age group no slouches at volunteering

Tired of hearing people grouse about a tuned-out apathetic younger generation? Well, here’s a comeback: Today’s young Americans are more serious about giving back than their parents were. (December 30, 2014)

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