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New county board gets busy

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday to make several changes to past board decisions including dropping the drug court appeal and rescinding a vote to hold $4.5 M aside for a multipurpose building. The board also approved to meet twice a month, the first Monday at 9 a.m. and third monday at 5 p.m. Jeff Busby was also elected president and Robert Blackmon vice-president. (January 4, 2012, Page 1)

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    Letters to the Editor

    The Oxford High School basketball staff, on behalf of the OHS teams, writes to thank the community for its part in making the recent O-Town Showdown tournament a big success. (January 4, 2012, Page 4)

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      Still time for New Year’s resolutions?

      Must New Year’s resolutions be made before, on on, the first day of the year? Editor Don Whitten wonders about protocol as he offers some suggestions about how to deal with resolutions and some to consider making if it’s not too late. (January 4, 2012, Page 4)

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        You Tell Me

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed is looking for ways to be more optimistic about the new year after receiving a message from a friend that contained frightening statistical data. (January 3, 2012, Page 4)

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          No DUI arrests in Oxford on New Year’s Eve

          The Oxford Police Department reported no arrests for DUI on New Year’s Eve and no serious or fatal wrecks. However, around the state, three Mississippians lost their lives in wrecks over the holiday weekend. (January 3, 2012, Page 1)

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            Local blog inspires San Francisco art show

            Zach Tutor has curated a new art show opening on Thursday in San Francisco, inspired by his Mississippi run blog http://supersonicelectronic.com (January 3, 2012, Page 3)

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              Out with the old, in with the new

              This wrapped up with a lot of old familiar faces leaving while new ones were hired or elected by local citizens to replace them. Read about the top stories for the final quarter of 2011 in today’s EAGLE. (December 30, 2011, Page 1A)

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                MLK Day of Service to benefit charities

                The inaugural MLK Day of Service will be held Jan. 16 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Oxford Activity Center. (December 30, 2011, Page 5A)

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                  Watch out for anyone eyeing text messages

                  Texting while driving is illegal in some states and should be in all of them. Something just as frustrating, although nowhere as dangerous, Editor Don Whitten writes, is texting while walking. He relates some of his experiences and observations from a couple of trips to malls during the holidays. (December 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Lots of Good Samaritans around the community

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray continues to point out Good Samaritans – Meals on Wheels, Interfaith Compassion Ministries, American Red Cross, et cetera – around the Lafayette-Oxford-University community that we can all help in some way. (December 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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