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Creating awareness of unseen need

While a service dog may best be known for helping visually impaired, the animals also perform a variety of other life-saving services. At least one Oxford resident is striking out to help educate after an experience left her thrown out of a local store. (August 9, 2011, Page 1)

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    Campaign trail can be treacherous

    The biggest obstacle for local candidates going door-to-door isn’t the homeowners, but rather their pets. (August 8, 2011, Page 1)

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      Eight complete drug court

      The first eight graduates of the Third Court Drug Court will be celebrating three years of sobriety Tuesday during a graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (August 8, 2011, Page 1)

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        Festival finale set Saturday

        Yocona International Folk Festival kicked off on Friday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center and will hold a closing performance with the Croatian folk group, Klek, on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Lyric. Tickets will be $10. (August 8, 2011, Page 1)

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          Oxford may get marker on Mississippi Blues Trail

          Oxford may soon join the University of Mississippi on the Mississippi Blues Trail if the city gets its own marker on the state path tracing historic points of the blue (August 5, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Oxford competitive race endures

            Athletes will have to endure more than the heat this weekend as the second annual Oxford Endurance Weekend kicks off tonight at 7. (August 5, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Heat warnings remain

              Temperatures are expected to hit close to 100 again over the weekend. The heat is being blamed for two deaths in Memphis. Warnings from the National Weather Service remain in affect today and Saturday. Forecasters say north Mississippi should see a slight break in temperatures mid-week next week. (August 5, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Zach Scruggs’ guilty plea stands

                A federal judge on Wednesday refused to throw out the 2008 conviction of attorney Zach Scruggs in a corruption case that also involved his father, well-known trial lawyer Dickie Scruggs. U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers in Oxford denied the motion to vacate the conviction.

                 (August 4, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Buses back, so drive safely

                  A new law that went into effect July 1, called “Nathan’s Law” allows for harsher penalties for those caught driving past a stopped school bus. The law is named after a 5-year-old Jones County boy who was killed when a driver ignored the flashing stop lights and passed the boy’s bus. (August 4, 2011, Page 1)

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                    City OKS changes to weed regs, plot prices

                    The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved changes to two ordinances on Tuesday. The weed ordinance found a more streamlined process to determine if property is a menace and how to communicate with owners. The city also approved to increase grave costs from $300 to $700 or from $600 to $1400 for a lot. For non-residents the city will now charge $1,000 per grave or $2,000 per lot. The cost increase goes into effect Sept. 1. A moratorium on purchasing is in effect until that time. (August 4, 2011, Page 1)

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