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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Panola County

To be cold or not to be cold?

Lots of things have changed in Oxford during the last 40 years. One that hasn’t, however, is allowing retail stores to sell cold beer, and that’s something the alderman and mayoral candidates seemed to be in agreement about Tuesday night. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the issue of selling cold beer and wonders how long it will take city leaders to back up their words and change the law. (May 2, 2013, Page 4)

Complexities of Mississippi

Staff Writer Melanie Addington points out some of the good and bad about present-day Mississippi and notes that, while the state draws a lot of negative attention, there are many more good things that are part of her Mississippi. (March 7, 2013, Page 4)

Missing man found

The Panola County Sheriff’s Department announced that Ricky Russell of Murphy Ridge Road has been found. Russell, who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, was found early Friday morning and is “OK.” (August 26, 2011, Page 2A)

Interstate barriers – the best answer for safety

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at a new system designed to make highways safer – barriers in the median that include posts and cable. He looks into the cost and wonders if there might not be better ways to spend money or to make traveling safer. (August 10, 2011, Page 4)

McBride to run for transit seat

State Rep. Warner McBride has announced his intent to fill the position of Transportation Commissioner for the Northern District of Mississippi in a special election to be held on January 11. The position was opened after the late Bill Minor, who was elected Transportation Commissioner in 2003, died on Nov. 1. (November 16, 2010, Page 1A)

The Blackjack Connection

Gospel-country pickers are learning from each other as they gather on Mondays for informal jam sessions. Blackjack Connection, named after the host site, was created about 10 years ago by Bobby Phelps and now includes a wide variety of people from the community who gather for music, fun and fellowship. (April 2, 2010, Page 1B)

Four-day school week an option to consider

Maybe it’s time to consider another option to help out with funding problems for school districts across Mississippi. How about going to school four days a week. Read more about how that would save money in gas, bus driver pay, maintenance, et cetera. (January 18, 2010, Page 4)

Burglaries keep officers busy

CONTINUING COVERAGE — Burglaries continue to climb in Oxford and Lafayette County keeping police officers and investigators scrambling to try and solve the recent rash of home thefts and restore a sense of security to residents. Over the New Year’s holiday weekend, the Oxford Police Department investigated 15 burglaries within the city and eight in the county. (January 5, 2010, Page 1)

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