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Consolidation can be part of school management

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes on the subject of education funding and one answer that’s been suggested often but not always taken: consolidation. (January 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Kelly Shannon writes to thank all of the volunteers and participants in Monday’s inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (January 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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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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