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Co-ed football camp offers both genders chance to enhance athletic ability

NFL player Terrance Metcalf wants all youth to learn the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Metcalf, founder of the Metcalf-Holden Outreach Foundation, wants to enhance the growth and development of children by providing a positive atmosphere through recreational activities.

The foundation will help achieve that goal by hosting its first Co-ed Football Camp this Saturday at Oxford High School. (June 22, 2010, Page 3)

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    Coaches team up for kids

    During a football game, Rebel coach Houston Nutt and Bulldog coach Dan Mullan are on opposite sides of the field, both instructing their teams to do whatever necessary to beat the other’s team.
    However, the two will come together on July 31 during the “Tailgate Together for Our Kids,” presented by Cellular South at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo. (June 22, 2010, Page 1)

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      Filling a growing need

      When a call was put out to local churches to address the growing homeless and neeedy problem in Lafayette County, several churches responded.

      Four of the churches planned community meals once a month and churches collected donations of toiletry items.

      Now these churches are coming together to invite all civit organizations to help feed our area’s homeless and needy residents once a week at Stone Center in Stone Park. (June 21, 2010, Page 1)

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        Land records now available online

        For $30 a month, interested parties can view all deeds and land records filed at the Lafayette County Chancery Clerk’s office.
        The information went online on June 15, thanks to Delta Computer Systems which hosts the website where the records are available. Delta also hosts records for the Circuit Court and Tax Collector/Assessor. (June 21, 2010, Page 2)

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          Stark Young: Oxford’s other early well-known author

          In the fall of 1907, when the University of Texas lured Stark Young away from Oxford, William Faulkner had not risen to fame as Oxford’s well-known author of the first half of the 20th century. Neither had Young been recognized as an author, playwright or drama critic.
          Their time was yet to come. (June 18, 2010, Page 3B)

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            Hoping the oil spill doesn’t take away favorite memories

            Most people I know do not realize I have not always lived in Mississippi. I lived in Florida up until I was about 4 years old. And one of my family’s favorite past times was fishing in the Gulf of Mexico — the Gulf that is now filled with millions of gallons of crude oil. (June 18, 2010, Page 2B)

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              Hands off Drug Court

              Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth is ordering the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors to “cease and desist” from interfering with operations of the Circuit Court, particularly the Drug Court. An order filed Thursday demands the supervisors to comply with all reasonable requests made by and on behalf of the Drug Court pertaining to Drug Court funds administered by Lafayette County. (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Oxford woman becomes homeowner with help of USDA loan

                After renting for several years, Lori Barnes can sum up how she feels about finally owning her own home in one word.
                “Mine,” she said with a chuckle. “Mine, mine, mine. I can do what I want. I can paint it lime green if I want to.”

                Through the help of the USDA Rural Grant Program, she is now the proud owner of a brick home in Garden Terrace. (June 18, 2010, Page 9A)

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                  Supervisor leaves county business behind to help orphans in Africa

                  Ray Sockwell Jr. took off his Lafayette County supervisor hat for three weeks and replaced it with his U.S. Marine reservist helmet when he went to Morocco in May. 1st Sgt. Sockwell helped raise money for medical supplies for an orphanage.. (June 18, 2010, Page 2A)

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                    Caregivers at NMRC charged with abuse crimes

                    Two former caregivers with the North Mississippi Regional Center have been charged with crimes against vulnerable adults, according to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.
                    Charged were Maggie Warren, 40, of Bruce and Zeporia Jones, 24, of 116 County Road 449 in Lafayette County.

                     (June 18, 2010, Page 2A)

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