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Community comes together to renew nature

A group of concerned citizens has paired with the developers of the Faulkner Flats project and Strawberry Plains Audubon Center to restore the natural habitat on a section of Whirlpool trails that had been damaged by the development on Old Taylor Road. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Only in Oxford – Rowan Oak

    Many people know the name of William Faulkner’s Oxford home Rowan Oak, but they may not know its relation to Scottish folklore. According to legend, the rowan tree is a symbol of protection that some believe wards off evil spirits. Keep that in mind if you decide to take a peaceful walk through the Bailey’s Woods Trail that leads to Faulkner’s former home this Halloween. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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      Local schools retain rankings

      The Mississippi Department of Education released accountability ratings for local school districts today. As the state granted a waiver for rankings, all rankings stayed the same, however kindergarten readiness appears to be suffering throughout the state. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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        Cancer survivor uses fashion show to lift others

        LaVera Hodges founded a fashion show for cancer patients, survivors and their supporters. A cancer survivor herself, Hodges uses the event as a fundraiser to help those battling the disease. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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          Football fans targeted by scammer

          Sixteen people were scammed by the same ticket scalper two weeks ago before the Ole Miss v. Alabama football game. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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            Tourism tax dollars decline

            Dipping a bit in August, tourism tax dollars are expected to be more than 2013.

              (October 16, 2014, Page 1A)

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              Raising awareness about breast cancer

              Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi held a lunch and learn yesterday at the Powerhouse in support of BRA day or breast reconstruction awareness. The event featured guest speakers Dr. Daniel Shell and clinical educator Wanda Barbour Dent. (October 16, 2014, Page 1A)

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                Alderman looks to demolish Heisman House

                A local developer asked the Historic Preservation Commission to look over his future plans to demolish a house on the corner of Price Street and North Lamar Boulevard, and build a new home in its place.

                 (October 15, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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                  Visit Oxford eyes new home

                  Visitor’s Center wants to move closer to Town Hall. (October 15, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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                    This week in Oxford history

                    Back in 2004, the new Indoor Practice Facility at Ole Miss was just about finished, while in 1934, the original City Grocery on the Square was adding a meat market. These are some of the highlights that took place in Lafayette County during this week in local history. (October 15, 2014, Page 1A)

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