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Serving tennis plan again

After plans to spend $3 million to expand the John Leslie Tennis Facility from eight to 20 courts fizzled last year when the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors refused to join with the city of Oxford and University of Mississippi to fund it, a scaled-down version seems to have a better chance of moving forward. (January 20, 2012, Page 1A)

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    Local family gets trip to Germany

    Make-A-Wish Foundation helped secure a trip to Germany for one local family. (January 20, 2012, Page 1A)

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      Girl Scout cookies – decisions, decisions

      If it’s January, that means taxes, holiday bills, cold weather, et cetera. There’s one thing, though, that many look forward to in January – the sale of Girl Scout cookies. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the most popular cookies as he prepares to place his order. (January 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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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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