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Born American

With the Fourth of July approaching, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the words of two of his favorite Americans, Ronald Reagan and George Patton, as he expresses his appreciation for being born an American. (June 28, 2011, Page 4)

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    Storm victims face Tuesday deadline

    The last day for victims of the April 27th storms to register for federal assistance is Tuesday. So far, in Lafayette County, 191 people have registered for help. (June 27, 2011, Page 1)

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      EAGLE named top paper in state — again

      For the second year in a row, The Oxford EAGLE has been named the best small daily newspaper in Mississippi. The paper was honored with the General Excellence award and 24 other awards Saturday in Biloxi at the Mississippi Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. (June 27, 2011, Page 1)

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        Taking green ideas on the road

        Six MSMS students are working with local Daniel Doyle and artists Bill Beckwith, Andi Bedsworth and Wendy Hansen to turn an old bus into a bio-diesel farm on wheels. The project is currently in need of funds and more information can be found at their Kickstarter campaign. (June 27, 2011, Page 1)

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          More visitors? It’s election season, of course

          If your door bell rings or you hear a knock these days, it’s as likely to be a candidate looking for your vote and support as anyone. With election season in full swing, Editor Don Whitten reminds everyone to get registered and to learn the ins and outs of voting in primaries coming up in early August. (June 27, 2011, Page 4)

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            OHS grad vies for Miss Mississippi

            Oxford’s own Natalie Wood will be competing against 44 other women next week for the crown in the Miss Mississippi Pageant being held in Vicksburg. (June 24, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Williams’ attorney wants reverend to testify

              An attorney for David Jackson Williams is asking the court to require a reverend to be subpoenaed and questioned during a murder trial in October. (June 24, 2011, Page 1A, 2A)

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                Scruggs wants conviction overturned

                Former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs asked a federal court Thursday to throw out his conviction in the judicial corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. Scruggs claims he is innocent of the crime to which he pleaded guilty to in February 2009 based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision. (June 24, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Need something to jump-start summer reading?

                  Summer reading used to be commonplace among youngsters, but now there are other distractions. Editor Don Whitten suggests two books – “Theodore Boone: The Abduction” by John Grisham and “The Sword of Darrow” by the father-son duo of Hal and Alex Malchow – that might be just the ticket to get people reading this summer. (June 24, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Margaret King writes to thank those who have helped get the homeless backpack project underway. She delivered the first 10 backpacks to ICM and reminds everyone to take part in helping those in need. (June 24, 2011, Page 4A)

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