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A smoke alarm for every home

The Oxford Fire Department is kicking off a new program to make sure every house in Oxford has a working smoke detector. (March 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Proposed budget cuts draw protesters to Square

    Around 50 people protested the proposed federal budget cuts on Thursday near the Confederate Statue on the Square. (March 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Jobs here for skilled workers

      Several employers in Lafayette County met with the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology on Wednesday to discuss what they look for when hiring someone. (March 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Manhunt causes school lockdown

        Justin Carrol, 26 and Waymon Terry Russell, 40, both of Collierville, Tenn were taken into custody on Wednesday after a manhunt that led to a lockdown of city schools. The two have been charged with at least three counts of burglary with additional charges pending.

        Lockdown procedures ran smoothly at the Oxford School District, officials say. (March 24, 2011, Page 1)

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          David J. Williams out on bond

          David Jackson Williams, 28, is at home in Olive Branch with family after posting a $100,000 bond at about 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. He was convicted in 2008 in the stabbing death of Demetria Bracey of Jackson three years before. The Supreme Court granted him a new trial in December ruling that the trial judge erred by not giving the jury the option of finding Williams guilty of assisted suicide. Since the conviction was overturned, the presumption of innocence returns to Williams and was granted bond. A new trial date has been set for Oct. 17. (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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            Bumpy road ahead for transit projects

            A public meeting held Tuesday, sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, laid out MDOT’s 25-year plan on what Mississippi’s transportation needs are now and what they are predicted to be in 2035 as well as how to fund the growing demands with diminishing funding. (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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              Book conference begins Thursday

              The eighteenth annual Conference for the Book kicks off Thursday with three days of free events celebrating literature. For information, visit www.oxfordconferenceforthebook.com (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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                Double Decker lineup revealed

                Full Line up

                Friday night – on South Stage

                Ticketed event $10, show from 6 to 11 p.m.

                Okkerville River

                Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

                Old Crow Medicine Show

                Saturday – Two stages

                Free music

                South Stage:

                11 -12:30 Rising Star Fife and Drum

                12:30-1:30 Valerie June

                2 -3 Shooting Out the Lights

                3:30-4:30 Eric Lindell

                5 -6 Glen David Andrews

                North Stage:

                11:30-12:30 Aaron Hall

                1-2 Jimmy Philips Band

                2:30-3:30 Lost Bayou Ramblers

                4-5 Justin Townes Earle

                5:30-6:30 Cedric Burnside

                7-8 North Mississippi AllStars (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Think before you burn

                  With warmer temperatures and light breezes, burning leaves and lawn debris can get out of hand quickly. However, the U.S. Forestry and Mississippi Forestry Commission have been burning hundreds of acres over the last week in an attempt to keep wildfires at bay. (March 22, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Hospital talks continue

                    The city, county and hospital met behind closed doors on Monday to discuss how the Baptist Memorial Hospital Care Corp. selects the best site for a new hospital. The city and county also discussed concerns with the memorandum of understanding. (March 22, 2011, Page 1)

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