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Roll Royce owners take to Oxford’s streets

Michigan resident Roy Margenau and other members of the national Rolls Royce Owners’ Club are participating in a six-day tour, covering 550 miles. On Tuesday, the group stopped in Oxford where they had dinner on the Square. On Wednesday, several toured Rowan Oak before having lunch and getting back on the road. (April 15, 2010, Page 2)

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    Community responds to growing homeless problem

    Several members of the community have not only admitted the reality that homeless and needy persons do, in fact, live in Lafayette County, they have chosen to do something about it. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)

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      Bridging divides: Around the ‘Table’

      Before racial divides can be torn down, people need to come together and simply listen to the each other, to understand how others feel, think and learn how experiences have shaped their lives. That’s why about 25 Oxford-area residents took part in a recent retreat designed to open dialogue between the races.

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        ‘My angel, my lifesaver’

        Derald  Connell was known to most as just Pete. Some called him Peter Cotton Tail. To his grandchildren, he was Pa Paw.
        Mandy Martin has her own names for the 69-year-old Connell, who was beaten to death April 1.
        “He was my angel,” she said. “My lifesaver.” (April 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Green ends fires

          As fields and forests green up with the arrival of spring, wildfire season is winding down in Lafayette County. The Mississippi Forestry Commission was called out to about six or seven wildfires in the county during the month of March, and Lafayette County volunteer firefighters battled a few more on their own. (April 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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            SWAT set to get mobile office

            SWAT officers with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department may soon have a dedicated vehicle to help them arrive and perform optimally while out in the field. (April 12, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Castle Hill expands restaurant

              Under new ownership, the Castle Hill Resort and Club will offer the same contemporary southern fine dining in its restaurant as well as opening its doors to its bed and breakfast guest rooms. It will continue to be a destination wedding spot, hosting large or quaint weddings for people all over the state. (April 12, 2010, Page 6A)

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                Wife given bond in husband’s murder

                Justice Court Judge Mickey Avent granted Lou Ann White with a $100,000 bond during her first-appearance hearing Thursday afternoon; she had not posted bond as of this morning. (April 9, 2010, Page 2A)

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                  Wife charged in death

                  Henry White, 60, was found at his Highway 7 South home with multiple and extensive wounds all over his body, according to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy. He was dead by the time deputies arrived at about 1:30 p.m. His wife, Lou Ann White has been charged with his murder. (April 8, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Boys & Girls Club launches new campaign

                    The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi are asking corporations to step up and make donations to the organization to help keep young children from left home alone and walking the streets after school. (April 8, 2010, Page 5)

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