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County trims budget

Several departments plan to spend fewer tax dollars during the 2011-12 budget year, which should help the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors maintain or even reduce the tax rate. A review of anticipated county department increases and expenses began Monday during a budget meeting with the supervisors. (August 10, 2011, Page 1)

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    Local celebrities to serve diners Thursday night at The Ravine

    Local celebrities will take orders, serve customers and entertain for tips Thursday during the American Cancer Society’s Celebrity Waiter fundraiser at The Ravine. (August 9, 2011, Page 1)

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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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