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State Fire Academy offers rope-climbing class locally

Lafayette County Volunteer firefighters learned the basics of rope rescue during a two-week course offered by the State Fire Academy that culminated Saturday with the firefighters testing out for their certification. (March 16, 2012, Page 1B)

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    Mississippi 11th Regiment increases ranks

    Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield continues following the history of the Mississippi 11th Regiment during the Civil War and how they used some well-deserved furlough time to increase their ranks. (March 9, 2012, Page 2B)

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      Classy Canine Training visits with Hermitage residents

      Residents at Hermitage Gardens got some licks, love and laughs from service and therapy dogs recently when Classy Canine Training held a special presentation at the nursing home. (March 9, 2012, Page 1B)

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        Thinking twice about the glories of fame

        Generations columnist Kierra Ransey used to dream about being famous. Now she just wants to make a difference in the lives of those around her. (March 9, 2012, Page 1B)

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          Start planting your garden now

          Master Gardener Donna Long gives us tips on how to begin our gardens. (March 2, 2012, Page 2B)

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            Garden Club breaks ground for kitchen garden

            Jack Lamar Mayfield was a speaker at Thursday’s ground-breaking ceremony for a new ‘kitchen garden’ outside the historic L.Q.C. Lamar House. (March 2, 2012, Page 2B)

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              Proud to be an Oxford ‘rookie’

              New Generations columnist Vicki Landsay is also fairly new to Oxford but has come to love it and call it home. Read her thoughts on being an Oxford rookie in today’s Oxford Living. (March 2, 2012, Page 1B)

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                Local artists turn old chairs into works of art

                The Best Seat in the House art show and auction features 22 chairs donated to the arts council and refurbished by local artists. The art show will be held on March 5-27 at the Powerhouse. Several of the chairs are located around the Square. Can you find them? (March 2, 2012, Page 1B)

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                  Some local landowners worked to improve the lives of slaves

                  Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about slave owners who tried to better the lives of their slaves — by teaching them to read and write or offering them jobs after the war ended. (February 24, 2012, Page 3B)

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                    Don’t forget to read this

                    Returning Generations columnist Jim McCauley has something important to share with his readers — but he can’t seem to remember what it was. Read his views on getting older and trying to keep everything inside his head in today’s Oxford Living. (February 24, 2012, Page 1B)

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