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Bin Laden celebration too much or too early?

You knew it was big news when a presidential news conference is announced at 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday night. And it was big news – terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan. The reaction across the country and in most of the world has been that of euphoria, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if we are celebrating and partying a bit too much and a bit too soon. (May 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Marking 150th anniversary of soldiers’ departure from Oxford

    A member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Virginian Nancy Faxon has spent years protecting and promoting the South’s heritage and history.
    For the past eight years, she’s worked to preserve and honor soldiers found in a forgotten burial ground by restoring their gravestones and cleaning up the overgrown thicket that grew around the graves. (April 29, 2011, Page 3A)

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      Health initiative ends on a tasteful note

      For those taking part in the Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U. community health initiative, some have lost weight while others say they’ve simply learned to live healthier. The Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U. program came to an end last night, while team members celebrated with a bbq dinner and shared their success stories. (April 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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        City employee killed in 1-car wreck

        Kenneth Mullin Sr, 55 of Oxford, an employee of the city, was killed in a car accident Thursday afternoon. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of Mullin’s funeral arrangements. (April 29, 2011, Page 2A)

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          A close call for many

          Pine Flat Community began recovery efforts on Thursday while most of the community remained in shock over the damages to the area. Volunteers came to help begin putting together the pieces of their lives. (April 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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            How you can help

            Several local individuals and organizations are accepting donations to help the Mississippi tornado victims.

            Donations are being accepted at the Pine Flat Methodist Church on CR 422 and at Fire Station # 1 in Oxford. Cash donations are accepted on Saturday at the Courthouse Lawn for Red Cross.

            Volunteer help is needed in the Pine Flat area also. (April 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Youngster’s song brings out the worst in critics

              Rebecca Black. “It’s Friday, Friday. Gotta get down on Friday.” Ring a bell now? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg takes a closer look at the Internet uproar caused by a 13-year-old’s music video, and wonders if we aren’t being a bit too critical of the youngster and of something that’s not that important in the scheme on things. (April 29, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Ode to the tub

                Have you ever noticed the used tub yard west of Oxford? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the tub and its uses, both before and after it hits the tub yard. (April 29, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Lafayette Industrial Park damaged during storms

                  Damages to the industrial park were an eerie reminder of the 2008 tornado that damaged Caterpillar. This time the hardest hit was SWM Co, along with Elliott Lumber, Caterpillar and Winchester. (April 28, 2011, Page 8)

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                    Gov. declares State of Emergency

                    Gov. Haley Barbour declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday for Lafayette County after severe storms ripped through the area, destroying homes, businesses and claiming the life of an Oxford man. Organizations have mobilized to the affected areas, offering food, clothing and comfort. (April 28, 2011, Page 1)

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