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Extension service director retiring

After 26 years of helping others enjoy the outdoors, Mississippi State University Extension Service County Director Jon Ruscoe will be spending more time with Mother Nature and his own family after he retires at the end of June. (May 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Keeping safe, healthy during the season

    With the Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer, it’s almost impossible to avoid mosquitoes, lots of sunshine and barbecues over the next few months.
    Taking a few extra steps can keep summer a safe and happy time for all residents. (May 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Run-off solution sought

      The Lafayette County Planning Commission has ordered the owners of Williams Equipment Co. to produce a plan of action on how it plans to curb erosion issues once and for all at its construction site located across  from the Cumberland subdivision. (May 25, 2010, Page 1)

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        Oxford schools set budget hearing

        Members of the Oxford School Board set a public hearing for June 14 at 5 p.m. for the public to discuss the district’s 2010-2011 budget. (May 25, 2010, Page 1)

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          GOP hopefuls voice views

          Two out of the three candidates in the upcoming 1st Congressional District Republican primary spent Friday evening at the Lafayette County Chancery Building speaking to local Republicans about their views on several issues. (May 24, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Grads say goodbye

            The graduates of Lafayette and Oxford high schools celebrated over the weekend as their journey through grade school came to a close.
            Both graduation ceremonies were held at  C.M. “Tad” Coliseum on the University of Mississippi campus; Lafayette ’s was held Friday night and Oxford’s was on Saturday afternoon. (May 24, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Double days for Double Decker

              After a rainstorm caused Double Decker Arts Festival organizers to change to a two-day event this year, the positive feedback led the Tourism Council to approve turning the festival into a planned two-day event for April 29-30, 2011. (May 21, 2010, Page 1A, 2A)

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                Police target seat belt scofflaws

                The Oxford Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office are joining with hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across the country in renewing a pledge to save lives by intensifying efforts to enforce seat belt laws during the 2010 Click It of Ticket campaign which begins Monday and runs through June 6. (May 21, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Healthy meals, Rowan Oak gardens projects underway

                  Members of the 2010 Leadership Lafayette Class are working on three different projects designed to improve the community. One group wants to help provide children from low-income families with easy-to-prepare meals they can make themselves while at home on the weekends. Another group is working on renovating some of the gardens at Rowan Oak, and the third group is working with local restaurants to promote some of the healthier meals available at these businesses. (May 21, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    City braces for more rain

                    With the two flooding incidents this spring, the city of Oxford is keeping a watchful eye during today’s expected thunderstorms and possible flood watch. Mayor Pat Patterson added that residents should check their drains and make sure leaves and other debris are cleared away. (May 20, 2010, Page 1, 5)

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