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School districts preparing

The new common core standards won’t be in place until this year’s kindergartners are in third grade but teachers and administration are preparing now for the transition. (July 26, 2011, Page 6)

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    Bureau-Rats

    Like walnuts? Did you know there are some that would lump the tasty nut in with illegal drugs? Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at walnuts and other food items we’ve been enjoying for years and notes that there seems to be disagreements between folks in the FDA and others concerning their true value. (July 26, 2011, Page 4)

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      Are traffic cameras, tag scanners a privacy issue?

      Some like that technology is helping law enforcement officials while others are opposed to it and cite privacy concerns. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the issue and wonders if there might need to be a new definition of privacy. (July 26, 2011, Page 4)

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        County still cool to tennis courts

        Representatives from the University of Mississippi, the city of Oxford and Lafayette County met Friday during a work session to discuss the county’s involvement in a project to build 12 additional tennis courts at the John Leslie Tennis Facility near the Oxford Activity Center. (July 25, 2011, Page 1, 3)

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          Switch in providers hard for some

          Heritage Park Apartments residents were upset by the transition from MetroCast to AT&T this month after losing service from one provider and having to wait almost a week due to phone number transfer issues to the other. (July 25, 2011, Page 1)

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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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