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Races to be decided Tuesday

Voters will decide Tuesday who will be Lafayette County’s new tax assessor/collector during the runoff election. There are a total of four local races on the ballot. Voters will also finish choosing the Democratic nominee for governor and the Republican nominee for state treasurer. (August 22, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Oxonian’s car makes big screen debut

    Jared Fairbanks 1954 Chevrolet was featured in the recent big screen film, “The Help.” (August 22, 2011, Page 7A)

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      Poem provides fitting tribute to subscribers

      Writing and photography and selling advertising are important parts of the newspaper business, but the key to any success is the subscriber. Editor Don Whitten recently received a 100-plus year old copy of a poem that sums up feelings about regular subscribers and thanks them for their part in putting papers out daily. (August 22, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jerry N. Boone writes to say that the city and county boards should look for the best ways to use the windfall from the sale of the hospital to give relief to taxpayers, while Linda L. Norwood writes to say that we need to return to the days of doing things for the greater good. (August 22, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Construction begins on BMX track

          The BMX track construction is underway as the Pathways Commission works to obtain a new grant for a small dirt area near the Stone Center. (August 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Class changes lead to design changes

            Changes to the career and technical education programs in Oxford Middle and High School could impact the design of the new high school and renovation of the current one into a middle school. Oxford School Board members heard a presentation on the many changes on Thursday. (August 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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              City simplifies historic rules

              The Oxford Historic Guidelines are a bit easier to read through now after the city spent the summer updating and redesigning the guidelines. (August 19, 2011, Page 6A)

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                Taking a look at ‘beautiful,’ ‘ugly’ words

                Did you know there are “beautiful” words, words that sound nice and leave us smiling? Just as there are “ugly” words, words that don’t sound nice and might make you cringe. Editor Don Whitten looks closer at an annual survey by Mississippi State professor Robert E. Wolverton Sr. that lists words in both categories. (August 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Asbestos almost as deadly as bullets, bombs

                  When most people talk about the death totals from war, they only think about casualties of battle. Local columnist T.J. Ray points out other victims that are forgotten – those who die from mesothelioma and other complications from coming in contact with asbestos while building ships and other war materials. (August 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Clamp down on DUI starts today

                    If you plan on drinking alcohol and getting into a car to drive over the next three weeks, think again.

                    Local law enforcement agencies will ban together starting today and continuing through Sept. 5 for an intense crackdown on impaired drivers, known as “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” (August 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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