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Honoring those who lead green efforts

The Sustainability Leadership Awards were given out on Wednesday to Oxford, Lafayette and university people, organizations and businesses. (April 21, 2011, Page 1)

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    Wild weather hits Oxford

    With almost three inches of rain and accounts of golf ball sized hail, Oxford saw some damages in Wednesday’s storm. The biggest damage was at FNC Park where part of the entrance was washed away. (April 21, 2011, Page 1)

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      House headed for a shake-up

      When State Rep. Warner McBride announced Tuesday he was not seeking re-election this summer, he joined two other House incumbents who have been serving Lafayette County in choosing not to return to Jackson.

      In other words, three of Lafayette County’s four lawmakers will be leaving the state House. As a result, Lafayette County’s political pull in Jackson could be weaker for a while. (April 20, 2011, Page 1A)

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        New Baptist medical center talks nearing a conclusion

        Oxford Board of Aldermen approved another 10-15 hours of consultation with Howard Bogart, an attorney in Alabama that specializes in health care law, to finish the last details of a memorandum of understanding with the county and Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. (April 20, 2011, Page 1A)

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          Helping others helps the community

          During Green Week, organizers are making a special effort to promote volunteerism in the community. (April 20, 2011, Page 1A)

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            A deeper shade of green

            Choosing alternative modes of transportation — such as biking to work, walking or even riding the Oxford University Transit buses — is one way we can all lower our ecological footprint. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Plans offered to save money by saving energy

              TVA is partnering with the city of Oxford, the University of Mississippi and local power distributors to promote to Kick-Off Energy Efficiency Challenge. The challenge offers four viable energy saving options to members of TVA in an effort to save money, energy and the environment. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Another roadblock to safety?

                If city and county officials sign a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, an improved intersection at Highway 6 and West Jackson Avenue could still be three years out.

                But whether that MOU will be signed anytime soon is still under debate by city and county officials. Both sides have admitted in public meetings to having “issues” with the MOU. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  UM names law school for Khayat

                  “Overwhelmed.” That was the word Robert Khayat, former University of Mississippi chancellor, summoned when asked how it felt to have the new UM Law School named in his honor on Friday afternoon. (April 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Eating ‘green’ easier

                    During Oxford’s Green Week, area restaurants are presenting foods that are considered “green” because are bought locally and/or are grown organically. Eating green is being highlighted as part of the Green Week activities. Read about “green” food in today’s EAGLE. (April 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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