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You Are A Diamond

Sometimes teachers inspire students; sometimes, it’s the other way around. That’s the case for local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed, who writes about the heroic deeds of one of his students that he calls “a diamond.” (May 10, 2011, Page 4)

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    Disaster Recovery Center opens

    For Lafayette County residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed when a tornado tore through the southeastern part of the county April 27, a Disaster Recovery Center has opened at Anchor Baptist Church on Highway 7 South to offer information and help. (May 9, 2011, Page 6A)

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      Mental health changes made, more needed

      When Bilethon Autry shot and killed his brother, Charles Ray Hodges, in September 2009 during a three-hour standoff with police while his father hid in the attic of the family’s Grand Oaks home in Oxford, he not only ended a life, but he changed the course of his life forever. (May 9, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Parents’ stress can affect kids

        When the economy bottomed out in late 2008, therapists saw more adults suffering from depression and anxiety due to the stress of increasing bills, lost income and trying to support families.
        However, the children in those homes also can feel the effects of their parents’ anxiety. (May 9, 2011, Page 2A)

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          Liles, city of Oxford take home awards

          Amberlyn Liles and the city of Oxford were honored at this year’s Keep Mississippi Beautiful awards. (May 9, 2011, Page 6A)

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            Stasny’s life recalled

            The community remembered the legacy of Oxford School District Superintendent Kim Stasny, 55, on Friday at a special service at the Oxford-University Methodist Church. (May 9, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Sunday alcohol sales a success

              Between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday most businesses that chose to open saw steady customers, especially around the Square. There was little police incident to report and businesses said they saw a modest profit. (May 9, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Trying to figure out our local gasoline prices

                While there’s a report that gasoline prices could start dropping, they have been doing just the opposite for quite a while now and are nearing the $4 a gallon mark. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the longstanding concern among local citizens about prices being higher in Oxford and Lafayette County than in towns and counties less than an hour away. (May 9, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Tornado victims come together to rebuild

                  Driving down the roads where the tornado carved a path from the Highway 7-9 split, down to Pine Flat, through the Yocona community and ending at Highway 6 East, destruction is evident almost everywhere the eye can see. From fallen trees to houses missing roofs to homes demolished. What can also be seen is neighbor helping neighbor. (May 6, 2011, Page 1B)

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                    Zach Scruggs asks for father’s return

                    Zach Scruggs is asking the U.S. District Court to allow his father, disgraced attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, to return to Oxford so he can testify on his son’s behalf. (May 6, 2011, Page 5A)

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