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Having to pick a line upsets some of us

The closer it gets to voting on Aug. 2, the madder some folks get about the limitations of Mississippi’s primary voting rules. Editor Don Whitten is among those voters, and he points out that he’d like to vote for people on both the Democratic and Republican tickets but is going to have to decide which one to pick. (July 25, 2011, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Michael J. Nolte writes to relate his experiences with several local businesses earlier this year that shows why he and other outsiders see Oxford as a community that so many people would like to call “Home.” (July 25, 2011, Page 4)

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      Double Decker tours take riders back in time

      Historical tours are sponsored by the Oxford Tourism Council and lead by local historian, Jack Lamar Mayfield, who delights those on the tour with stories about Oxford’s more famous residents like William Faulkner and L.Q.C. Lamar and describes a little bit about what life was like in Oxford when the town was brand new. (July 22, 2011, Page 1B)

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        Female police officers gather for annual conference

        More than 60 female officers will be in Oxford next week for a three-day conference aimed at training and education for members of the Mississippi Women’s Law Enforcement Association Conference. (July 22, 2011, Page 6A)

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          Volunteer firefighters respond to 4 fires in 24 hours

          The Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department responded to four fires in a 24-hour period. Three of the four were due to lightening that struck during a fierce storm Thursday evening. (July 22, 2011, Page 2A)

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            Fire department flushes hydrants

            Oxford firefighters are making the rounds to city neighborhoods to flush the fire hydrants in order to clean the system and measure how much water each hydrant is capable of putting out. (July 22, 2011, Page 5A)

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              New city high school takes shape

              Designs of the new city high school, both the inside and outside, was presented to the Oxford School Board on Tuesday. The design is available online at http://www.oxford.k12.ms.us/ (July 22, 2011, Page 3A)

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                New central fire station project advances

                The City of Oxford is moving forward with a central fire station to be located on Molly Barr Road – somewhere. (July 22, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Schools improve in many areas

                  The results of state testing were announced today by the Mississippi Department of Education. The local schools fared well against preliminary scores. For the full results, see page 16A in the Eagle. (July 22, 2011, Page 1A, 5A, 16A)

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                    Rounding up the ‘important’ school supplies

                    Have you filled the school supply list for your student? After seeing lists in several places, Editor Don Whitten recalled the way lists were made during his days as a student. The most important items back then, he writes, were satchels, notebooks and, most of all, Crayola crayons. (July 22, 2011, Page 4A)

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