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Movie set to film in Oxford

The Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau gave a $5,000 film grant Wednesday night at the request of screen writer Glenn German for an upcoming film, “Admissions,” that will be partly filmed at the University of Mississippi and Oxford, with actor Andy Garcia expected in the lead male role. (January 19, 2012, Page 1)

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    MSU billboard in Oxford taken down

    The Mississippi State University billboard advertisement on West Jackson Avenue was taken down Wednesday, due to a violation of NCAA recruiting rules. (January 19, 2012, Page 1)

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      The past remains present in 2012

      Anniversaries come and go, and are often forgotten or ignored. In 2012, there are a number of anniversaries to be celebrated locally, statewide, nationwide and around the world, including two big events right here in the L-O-U community. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at those events – the death of William Faulkner and the integration of the University of Mississippi – and how they affected the community and its view from others. (January 19, 2012, Page 4)

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        Historical ‘shames’ should be shared, not censored

        With Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week, local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at her feelings about that history, the iconic Lorraine Motel in Memphis and how some schools are glossing over parts of our past that should not be forgotten or overlooked. (January 19, 2012, Page 4)

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          Coroner searching for family of dead man

          Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy is searching for family of Robert Allen Wilkins, who died Dec. 22. From Memphis, Wilkins has been staying in Harmontown for the last few years but rarely spoke of his past or family members. Anyone with information should call 801-4985. (January 18, 2012, Page 2)

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            Transit budget, bus services expand

            The Oxford Board of Alderman voted to increase its share of the Oxford-University Transit budget by $40,000 for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The increase is partly due to two new routes and the building of a new bus depot on McElroy Drive. Read about OUT’s new services and other business from Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. (January 18, 2012, Page 1)

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              County discusses investment options

              The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors are taking the initial steps to be able to have an option to invest some of the $30 million from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital by approving a work session to create language for a local private bill. (January 18, 2012, Page 1)

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                The ol’ Royal still serves its purpose

                Editor Don Whitten writes about a long-time, reliable old friend – the manual Royal typewriter he’s been using in his office for, literally, decades. And, yes, it’s still in use – despite the special challenges his particular model presents. (January 18, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Volunteers honor King’s legacy

                  Locals celebrated Martin Luther King Jr’s holiday by volunteering during the day and marching at night. (January 17, 2012, Page 1)

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                    LES tops county in collecting box tops

                    Lafayette Elementary School is tops in box tops collection in the county this year with a check recently delivered for $3,419 meaning the school collected 34,190 box tops. (January 17, 2012, Page 7)

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