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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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      Transit budget, bus services expand

      The Oxford Board of Alderman voted to increase its share of the Oxford-University Transit budget by $40,000 for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The increase is partly due to two new routes and the building of a new bus depot on McElroy Drive. Read about OUT’s new services and other business from Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. (January 18, 2012, Page 1)

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        County discusses investment options

        The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors are taking the initial steps to be able to have an option to invest some of the $30 million from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital by approving a work session to create language for a local private bill. (January 18, 2012, Page 1)

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          The ol’ Royal still serves its purpose

          Editor Don Whitten writes about a long-time, reliable old friend – the manual Royal typewriter he’s been using in his office for, literally, decades. And, yes, it’s still in use – despite the special challenges his particular model presents. (January 18, 2012, Page 4)

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            Volunteers honor King’s legacy

            Locals celebrated Martin Luther King Jr’s holiday by volunteering during the day and marching at night. (January 17, 2012, Page 1)

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              LES tops county in collecting box tops

              Lafayette Elementary School is tops in box tops collection in the county this year with a check recently delivered for $3,419 meaning the school collected 34,190 box tops. (January 17, 2012, Page 7)

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                Education briefs

                • Art class helps OE students
                • OHS honor roll
                • Who’s Who list at UM
                • Houston graduates from ICC
                • NWCC nursing graduation
                • Ole Miss call for educator nominations
                • Locals receive honors at MC
                • Oxford residents chosen for Chancellor’s Leadership class
                • LHS honor roll released
                • OUS see acrobats
                • Civil rights year round lesson

                 (January 17, 2012, Page 6)

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                  Neither Should He Eat

                  An initial assignment in one of  local columnist Jimmy Reed’s classes eventually led to Reed being a mediator as his students discussed Occupy Wall Street. In the end, Reed added his own thoughts about hard work and production. (January 17, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Two toss hat into alderman Ward 6 election

                    One week into the qualification period, two Oxford Ward 6 residents have tossed their hates into the election ring with hopes of becoming the newest member of the Oxford Board of Aldermen. Running are Jason Bailey and Katie Morrison. The deadline to qualify is Jan.25. (January 16, 2012, Page 1)

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