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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

University of Mississippi

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)

Taylor’s Oil – Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series examining whether a new Mississippi law could lead to experimental marijuana cannabis oil treatment for children plagued with seizure disorders. Today’s installment takes a look at the role Ole Miss played in the legislation that was approved this year. (December 1, 2014, Page 1)

UM sets goal to recruit more international talent

University of Mississippi sets some lofty goals for its students, faculty and staff to achieve greatness, but the school has recently set itself a more worldly goal: to double the amount of international students attending Ole Miss within five years. (November 23, 2014, Page 1A)

Only in Oxford – The Lyceum

The Lyceum has been a lecture hall, a museum, a library, a hospital, the center of a civil rights battle and one of the most important symbols of the University of Mississippi since it opened in 1848. (November 9, 2014, Page 1A)

Letters to the Editor

Joanne and Mark Wilkinson write to urge giving all local law enforcement officers at least a 50 percent raise, John Hunter writes to say that Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell deserves to wear Chucky Mullins’ No. 38 jersey next season and Margie Merritt writes to give an Auburn fans perspective after the Ole Miss-Auburn game. (November 5, 2014, Page 4A)

Local chapter shows growth of Mission Mississippi

Mississippi’s change over the years is due in great part to leadership from groups like Mission Mississippi, whose local chapter held a Leadership Prayer Luncheon on Thursday. We applaud the group’s mission and efforts. (November 2, 2014, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Terry and Chris McGill write an open letter to the community about the wonderful hospitality their experienced on their trip to the Ole Miss-Alabama football game, while Patsy Brumfield writes to thank all of those who signed and help round up signatures for the Better Schools, Better Jobs amendment drive. (October 22, 2014, Page 4A)

This week in Oxford history

Back in 1995, Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi was about to begin a $22.6 million expansion, while in 1976, the town of Abbeville was born on Oct. 5. These are some of the highlights that took place in Lafayette County during this week in local history. (October 8, 2014, Page 1A)

The Grove Groove

After tens of thousands of Ole Miss fans spend a full day tailgating in the Grove on game day, crews with Ole Miss Landscape Services quickly move in to ensure the park-like setting is cleaned up by Sunday morning. They also focus on making sure the Grove remains healthy and beautiful all year long. Read more about the efforts that go into keeping the Grove green in today’s Sunday Focus. (October 5, 2014, Page 1A)

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