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Lafayette County

Woman finds her roots in Taylor

Dolores Burri knew nothing about her father other than he was a U.S. GI soldier, tall and black and met her mother while in Austria in 1956. More than 50 years later, Burri tracked down her roots to Taylor. Read her story in today’s Eagle. (June 14, 2010, Page 1)

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    New W.V. grocery recalls days gone by

    Alexe van Beuren got tired of driving to Oxford from Water Valley whenever she ran out of her favorite milk from the Brown Family Dairy or some home-grown produce.
    To rectify the situation she took matters into her own hands and opened her own grocery store. (June 11, 2010, Page 1B)

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      How to succeed in life

      Neil Burton, a gifted-student teacher at Oxford Middle School, was one of several teachers who participated in the Mississippi Council on Economic Education’s Master Teacher of Economics program where teachers learn ways to bring lessons about financial responsibility, the economy and entrepreneur endeavors into the classrooms. (June 10, 2010, Page 1)

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        Being prepared for the worst

        Each time a police officer or firefighter responds to a call, there’s a risk they may not return home to their families that day.
        Everyone of them know the risk and still choose to spend their lives saving and protecting others.
        Several Oxford lawyers will be making sure all first-responder’s families are also protected in the event of their loved-ones death. (June 10, 2010, Page 1)

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          County storm victims begin to see grant money

          Since an EF2 tornado ripped through Abbeville in May, more than $40,000 in funds have been approved for Lafayette County residents affected by the storm.
          The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency have approved more than $3.5 million in grants to help eligible disaster survivors in Mississippi with housing and other serious disaster-related needs. Housing assistance included funds for temporary rental payments, home repairs, support toward replacing a destroyed home, or temporary housing units such as travel trailers or mobile homes. (June 9, 2010, Page 2)

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            County briefs

            See what business was attended to during Monday’s Lafayette County Board of Supervisor’s meeting. (June 8, 2010, Page 2)

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              Clockmaker gets more time

              Lafayette County supervisors are giving Lloyd Larish, master clockmaker, a few more days to finish the work he started on the Lafayette County Courthouse before searching for someone else to complete the job. (June 8, 2010, Page 1)

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                Another positive sign?

                One traditional sign the economy is rebounding is when builders see more business. More building means an increase in the demand for more wood materials for this construction. The employees at Roseburg Forest Products in Oxford are tickled to be taking more orders for their products. (June 7, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  TV horror hearse or look-alike?

                  Is it the original creepy hearse used in a popular Memphis TV show in the 1960s and 1970s or just a nearly identical look-alike? That’s the question hearse owner Joe Willis hasn’t been able to answer about his piece of morbid memorabilia. Retirees Joe and Merrill Willis own and operate the Yoknapatawpha Heritage Museum on Highway 30 in Lafayette County and a hearse in their possession for the past 20 years, has recently come under question as to whether it may be the authentic item used in Sivad’s “Fantastic Features” and at the Memphis Malco Theaters. (June 4, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Rain could postpone movie night at Avent Park

                    With a 60 percent chance of rain predicted for most of the day today, the Oxford Park Commission’s first Movie in the Park event might have be put off for another day. OPC officials say they will decide by 3 this afternoon whether  to postpone the event to Saturday. Check the OPC website at www.oxfordparkcommission.com or call 232-2380. (June 4, 2010, Page 3A)

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