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City mulls use of windfall

What would you do if you suddenly had $30 million? That is the question city leaders need to help decide along with a new Oxford Reserve and Trust Fund Committee when they receive the money from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi. The Board of Aldermen approved this week to hold $2 million of the $30 million for upcoming projects while giving $28M to the committee to invest. (August 11, 2011, Page 1A)

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    ‘The Help’ shouldn’t sell us warm, fuzzy nostalgia

    Local columnist Deidra Jackson is a little suspect about the book and movie, “The Help,” after reading some of the reviews, and she talks with someone – her mother – who lived the life as a housekeeper decades ago for a different perspective. (August 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Jan H. Robertson writes to remind readers of another election going on, one where they can vote with their dollars for Marti Stark in the “Dance Like the Stars” event that will help raise funds for the local Boys & Girls Club. (August 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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        PSC OKs renewable energy program

        Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority is set to construct a 1.2 megawatt facility in Pontotoc County that will convert landfill gas into enough electricity to power 1,000 homes. (August 10, 2011, Page 1)

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          Drug court graduates first class

          Drug court graduates express gratitude for a new chance at life during a ceremony Tuesday at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (August 10, 2011, Page 1)

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            County trims budget

            Several departments plan to spend fewer tax dollars during the 2011-12 budget year, which should help the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors maintain or even reduce the tax rate. A review of anticipated county department increases and expenses began Monday during a budget meeting with the supervisors. (August 10, 2011, Page 1)

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              Stark to ‘Dance like a star’

              Local insurance agent Marti Stark will Dance Like A Star in an upcoming Boys and Girls Club fundraiser where her goal is to raise $10,000 for the local club. (August 10, 2011, Page 3)

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                Interstate barriers – the best answer for safety

                Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at a new system designed to make highways safer – barriers in the median that include posts and cable. He looks into the cost and wonders if there might not be better ways to spend money or to make traveling safer. (August 10, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jim Reeves writes to ask if golf can be subsidized in the same way that tennis supporters are requesting the city, county and university to build more tennis courts. (August 10, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Local comedian scheduled to appear on ‘Mo’nique’

                    Oxford High School graduate Karlous Miller will be appearing on the ‘Mo’nique Show’ tonight on BET. (August 9, 2011, Page 3)

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