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Monday, April 27, 2015

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‘Tax Freedom Day’ here for Mississippians

Saturday was “Tax Freedom Day” in Mississippi — the day when the taxpayers in our state have collectively earned enough money to pay their federal, state and local tax bill for the year. We’re glad to see that our states is one of the first to reach that mark, but it does come early because of some problems we’d probably rather overcome such as low incomes and low property value in many areas. (April 5, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Friday’s obituaries

    Emma L. Holman — 66, died Monday, March 30, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will immediately follow at Harrisonville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (April 3, 2015, Page 3A)

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      Chargers win OMS Invitational

      The weather nor four other middle school teams could defeat the Oxford Middle School track team Thursday afternoon at Bobby Holcomb Field as the Chargers won the OMS Invitational. (April 3, 2015, Page 6A)

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        Happy Easter

        All have different thoughts about the meaning and origin of Easter, and we wish all well and a Happy Easter in celebrating or recognizing what it means to you. (April 3, 2015, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Angela R. Williams writes about her disappointment with the portrayal of Jesus in the TV miniseries “Killing Jesus.” (April 3, 2015, Page 4A)

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            Thursday’s obituaries

            Dorothy Ray Cruthirds — 77, of Bruce died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Friday at New Hope COGIC in Bruce with interment in the Bruce Community Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5-7 at Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce, which has charge of arrangements.

            Luther Richard Gordon — 77, of Abbeville died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Springfield M.B. Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The viewing will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hodges Funeral Homes chapel. Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

            Rosie Lee Hickinbottom — 68,  died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Hospice Ministry in Ridgeland. Funeral services will be Saturday at noon at the Vera Mae Hodges Chapel of Remembrance, with burial in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Viewing will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

              (April 2, 2015, Page 3)

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              Ole Miss’ Faleru earns honorable mention honors

              Ole Miss women’s basketball senior forward Tia Faleru added to her list of postseason accolades by earning honorable mention AP All-American honors it was announcedon Tuesday. It is the second recognition from the AP for Faleru this season as she was a unanimous selection to the AP All-SEC first team. (April 2, 2015, Page 6)

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                Thanks, students, for your help in the Big Event

                More than 1,500 Ole Miss students were involved in various projects as part of the annual Big Event. We thank you for taking part and helping in the LOU community, and hope you feel more of a part of the place where you will spend your college years. (April 2, 2015, Page 4)

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                  Wednesday’s obituaries

                  Dr. Frederick “Tom” Thomas Schornhorst — 80, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Bloomington, Ind. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                  Irene Elizabeth Paine — 95, of Memphis died on March 30, 2015. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

                    (April 1, 2015, Page 3A)

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                    Rebels erase 3-run deficit, rally past Memphis

                    MEMPHIS — The Ole Miss baseball team used clutch hitting to rally from a three-run deficit past the Memphis Tigers, 7-5, Tuesday night at AutoZone Park in downtown Memphis. The Rebels (15-14) recorded 13 hits, including seven with two outs, to claim the midweek win over the Tigers (17-7). (April 1, 2015, Page 1B)

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