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Be aware of your surroundings

Local columnist T.J. Ray, after a chance morning encounter with several deer near his house, writes about how we need to spend a bit more time than we do noticing all of the things around us. (April 1, 2011, Page 4A)

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    State Rep. Akins to retire

    Noal Akins announced his retirement after eight years in the District 12 House of Representatives. Ward 6 Oxford Alderman Brad Mayo (R) announced his intention to run. (March 31, 2011, Page 1)

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      Kayaking for a cause

      Ole Miss students Bowman Hitchens and Rob Treppendahl are planning a 60-day journey down the Mississippi River this summer to raise $50,000 for Interfaith Compassion Ministries in Oxford. Watch a video about the duo’s journey here.

       (March 31, 2011, Page 1)

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        Illusions busted for selling alcohol without permit

        The owner of the popular nightclub Illusions Sports Bar and Grill has been charged with selling alcohol without a permit, according to the Alcohol Beverage Control’s Enforcement Agency. The club remains open, however it can only sell nonalcoholic beverages. (March 31, 2011, Page 2)

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          Man sentenced to 9 years for burning bar

          Wayne Allen Stoker, 45, of Oxford was sentenced Monday by District Judge Neal B. Biggers to serve 108 months — or nine years — following his guilty plea in 2010 where he admitted to knowingly and maliciously damaging and destroying The Dam Bar by means of fire. He will be placed on three years of supervised release after his sentence in completed. Biggers also ordered Stoker to pay $211,000 in restitution. In court, Stoker admitted his motivation was racial hatred. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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            World War II veteran flies high

            World War II veteran and Azalea Gardens resident Hugh Newton took to the skies Tuesday in a 1943 Boeing Stearman, owned by Bill and Darryl Fisher of Salem, Ore. who are touring the country and giving free rides to veterans. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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              Having our say

              Locals took part in a state wide survey as part of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Blueprint Mississippi action plan on Tuesday. The show is visiting 20 communities in the state to get feedback before organizing a plan in the fall on how the state can improve. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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                New OHS plans approved

                Construction can now begin on the $30 million new Oxford High School after the city planning commission approved the site plan on Tuesday.

                For video of architect Michael Jones, click here. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Surprise Final Four leaves you wondering

                  So you’re all for tournaments deciding who’s the best team for a given season? And you really think some, or all, of this year’s Final Four deserves to be No. 1 in men’s college basketball for 2010-11? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the surprising Final Four and makes a case that next Monday’s winner would more accurately be called the tournament champion rather than the No. 1 team for the season. (March 30, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Planning Commission OKs Katrina-cottage subdivision

                    The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved Monday the preliminary and final plat for a small rental unit subdivision that will feature “Katrina cottages.” (March 29, 2011, Page 2)

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