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Julie and Geoffrey Yoste write to give their reasons for supporting Billy Hewes for lieutenant governor in next week’s Republican primary. (July 27, 2011, Page 4A)

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    SWM to expand in Oxford

    SWM took a hard hit in April when straight-line winds almost destroyed the plant in the Lafayette County Industrial Park. However, the uniform-making industry is not only rebuilding but expanding its Oxford location which could lead to more jobs for area residents. (July 26, 2011, Page 1)

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      UM Fans ready for 15 minutes of fame

      More than 50 Rebel fans auditioned on Monday for a new commercial that will air on ESPN. The commercial will be shot in Oxford on Monday and Tuesday on campus and on the Square. (July 26, 2011, Page 1)

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        Education briefs

        • City school bus route list
        • Howington gets scholarship
        • Back to School set for Aug. 3
        • Head Start registration next month
        • Building trades teacher sought
        • NWCC awards
        • Backpack blessing on Snday
        • Registration open for museum art classes
        • UM Honor roll
        • Stuff the Bus set this week

         (July 26, 2011, Page 6)

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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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