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Your Turn: Tree time

Cowan Hunter writes a column for “Your Turn,” informing citizens about an exciting program set for Saturday that will help with information about trees and severe weather, the “edible” forest and tips for tree care and protection. (July 24, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Ruth Ball writes to thank local author Billy Houston and local businesses involved with a book/reading project whose proceeds are going to help with Saturday’s Back to School Carnival sponsored by the local NAACP chapter. (July 24, 2014, Page 4)

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      Untold story: High school football player who died after 1961 homecoming game injury remembered at 50th class reunion

      In November of 1961, students of the predominantly black Oxford Training School, that would be renamed Central High School in 1962, paraded around Oxford square with floats to the beat of a marching band showing their school pride and purple and gold colors. (more…) (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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        County mulls budget requests

        The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday to discuss budget requests from several county departments and non-profits. The official budget approval will be some time in August. (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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          Oxford battles brown water

          Public Works to spend $1 million to try to solve ugly water issues for some city residents. (July 23, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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            BMH money offers different options

            Spend it and pay off debt? Invest it, use the proceeds for special projects and save the principal for emergencies? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how local government officials handled funds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in light of talk in the city of raising taxes. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)

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              Correcting schools’ under-funding

              Patsy R. Brumfield, in a “Your Turn” guest column, writes that a constitutional amendment is an efficient way to correct school funding shortages in Mississippi. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)

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                Death O’ Fear

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about life lessons and beliefs and expresses gratitude in learning early in life to stand up for what he believes in. (July 22, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Education Briefs

                  • OSD registration documents needed
                  • Gregory graduates from Samford
                  • Herod-Hence attends literacy institute
                  • Bodenheimer named to dean’s list
                  • NWCC fall registration dates set
                  • GED test preparation course offered
                  • Back-to-School Carnival set Saturday
                  • OHS play set this weekend
                  • OHS reunions set Saturday

                   (July 22, 2014, Page 5)

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                    Missing teen found safe

                    Project Lifesaver transmitter allowed deputies to quickly locate a teenager with autism. (July 22, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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