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Lafayette County

Oxford woman becomes homeowner with help of USDA loan

After renting for several years, Lori Barnes can sum up how she feels about finally owning her own home in one word.
“Mine,” she said with a chuckle. “Mine, mine, mine. I can do what I want. I can paint it lime green if I want to.”

Through the help of the USDA Rural Grant Program, she is now the proud owner of a brick home in Garden Terrace. (June 18, 2010, Page 9A)

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    Supervisor leaves county business behind to help orphans in Africa

    Ray Sockwell Jr. took off his Lafayette County supervisor hat for three weeks and replaced it with his U.S. Marine reservist helmet when he went to Morocco in May. 1st Sgt. Sockwell helped raise money for medical supplies for an orphanage.. (June 18, 2010, Page 2A)

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      Shelters, Pantry receive grant money

      Four local organizations that offer emergency food and shelter have been awarded grant money by the local Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board that is made up of local representatives from several nonprofit agencies. (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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        Hot enough for you?

        This week might be a good time to get to know your neighbors with the swimming pool.
        The current spell of hot, humid weather will continue to worsen with the heat index readings climbing to 105 by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. (June 16, 2010, Page 1)

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          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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