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Letters to the Editor

Rusty Cooper writes to express disappointment with city leaders denying approval to build a new hotel at the intersection of University Avenue and South Lamar Boulevard. (November 7, 2013, Page 4)

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    Treasured memories from Hank Aaron Tri-Plex

    Change is part of life and progress is positive. But that still doesn’t mean that there aren’t bittersweet feelings when buildings and fields and such are leveled for new facilities. Editor Don Whitten, after seeing work at the Hank Aaron Tri-Plex making way for new tennis courts, writes about memories of days and nights at the ballparks there. (July 31, 2013, Page 4)

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      Voters keep Oxford on path to prosperity

      News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at our thriving community – one of the fastest growing in the state – and writes about the blessing and curses of growth and who’s in charge of the change that’s inevitable. (June 6, 2013, Page 4)

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        Same-sex unions and changing tides

        It’s shouldn’t be surprising, Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes, to see the Episcopal Church leading the way in change with the recent announcement that congregations can bless same-sex unions. (February 7, 2013, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Student leaders at the University of Mississippi write an open letter to students, faculty and alumni responding to disturbing incidents on campus last week. (November 14, 2012, Page 4)

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            Equality – we’ve come far, have far to go

            News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some of the good and bad of the 50 years since James Meredith enrolled at the University of Mississippi, pointing out that the journey is one we have to steadily keep traveling. (October 1, 2012, Page 4A)

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              One of America’s icons saved – for now

              There are iconic buildings and sites you look for on city skylines. For Editor Don Whitten, one of those has always been the Astrodome, the first of the large indoor domed stadiums. He takes a closer look at the Houston, Texas, dome and what’s going on with the nearly 50-year-old facility. (May 31, 2012, Page 4)

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                In the midst of a remarkable revival

                News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some highlights of the past 14 months, noting the decisions made in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community in late 2010 and 2011 will reverberate for years. Scott ties it all together to show what outsiders are learning about the community – it’s a pretty good place to live and work. (December 22, 2011, Page 4)

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