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Friday, July 25, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Veteran nursing homes cut rate

Residents of Mississippi’s veteran nursing homes will pay $3 less per day after the Mississippi State Veterans Affaird Board cut the daily tate from $53 to $50. (May 27, 2014, Page 16)

Fallen heroes recalled Monday

Memorial Day events set for Monday. (May 23, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)

New path promotes teaching

The new Born Learning Trail and Avent Park is geared toward preschoolers to help them learn while they play. (May 23, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)

Giving a hero his ’15 minutes of fame’

Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg planned to interview retired Lt. Col. Simon LaVois “Spider” Webb for a Veterans Day story, but the World War II veteran passed away before she could do the story. Today, with Memorial Day coming up, she lets Webb tell one of his war stories with his own words as she runs a piece he wrote about an unfortunate training incident. (May 23, 2014, Page 4A)

Festival again a success

Double Decker Coordinator Madison Featherston reported this year’s festival was a success with very few minor complaints and an increase in sales. (May 22, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Caregiver Resource Center expands

Home Instead Foundation awarded Respite Day Services of Oxford a $2,500 grant Wednesday to expand its Caregiver Resource Center on Heritage Drive. (May 22, 2014, Page 1, 2)

City prepares for disaster

The city of Oxford will be a closed Point of Dispensing where city workers will receive necessary medications in case of an epidemic or biological terrorism attack. (May 21, 2014, Page 1)

Pathways raises concerns over new bridge

Bike safety on the Old Taylor Road roundabouts an issue for some Pathways commissioners. (May 20, 2014, Page 1)

Growth sparks need for more regs

A public hearing will be held Tuesday on a new ordinance that would require developers to meet with local law enforcement and public works officials to map out their traffic control plan during construction projects. (May 19, 2014, Page 1, 7)

OPC board steps back from Woodlawn Park

The Oxford Park Commission decided Wednesday it was better to wait until they had enough money to built a walking trail and park near the Woodlawn subdivision rather than rush it and do it in piecemeal and leaving phases incomplete. With just $120,000 to work with for Phase 1, most commissioners felt it was just too early to consider the project. (May 16, 2014, Page 3A)

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