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Sunday, May 24, 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)

Only in Oxford – Ventress Hall

Ventress Hall on the campus of the University of Mississippi is one of UM’s most uniquely designed buildings. While it serves as the home of the College of Liberal Arts, it also contains some historic graffiti. (February 15, 2015, Page 1A)

Tibetan monks to visit Oxford

Six Tibetan monks are hosting events in Oxford this week to share Tibetan culture and to raise funds for their monastery. (February 15, 2015, Page 3A)

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)

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)

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