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Jail must adapt for mentally ill

Lafayette County must make mandatory changes to its detention center to better accommodate the mentally ill or face paying $15,000 for every person it must send out of county to be held before a bed opens at a state hospital. (July 8, 2011, Page 1A)

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    OPD takes home awards at LawFit competition

    Four Oxford Police Department members competed in the 2011 Southeastern Regional LawFit Challenge in June, winning several awards. (July 8, 2011, Page 2A)

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      Can wordy Faulkner exist in time of tweets?

      Could William Faulkner and his writing be the anti-tweet? That’s quite likely, but it doesn’t mean that Faulkner’s not moving up in this age of electronic communication. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at Mr. Bill and some of his work as Oxford gets set to host this year’s Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference. (July 8, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Dems debate at UM

        The two leading Democratic candidates for Mississippi Governor debated education, budget and social issues at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi on Wednesday. (July 7, 2011, Page 1)

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          Debris cleared yet?

          Lafayette County residents who still have storm debris around their property have about two weeks to get it picked up and hauled away. (July 7, 2011, Page 1)

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            College Hill fire rating drops 2 points

            Residents living in a five-mile radius of the Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department’s College Hill station should see a decrease in the price of their homeowners insurance now that the Mississippi State Rating Bureau has reduced the area’s fire rating from 10 to 8. (July 7, 2011, Page 1)

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              Life and death

              Does it bother you a bit more when you see a squirrel dead in the middle of the road than when three bugs die crashing into your windshield? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at how there seems to be a pecking order in both life and death. (July 7, 2011, Page 4)

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                Loggers banned on CR 432

                The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to allow the county road manager to route logging trucks down County Road 477 to avoid driving on CR 432 due to concerns over the weight of the trucks crossing the two bridges along the road. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)

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                  County shows little love for tennis

                  After almost an hour-long debate, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to meet with city of Oxford and University of Mississippi officials to discuss building additional tennis courts. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)

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                    City nixes more bar hours

                    A request to extend bar hours until 2 a.m. was denied by the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday. The board did approve $37,000 for security cameras to install around the Square by mid-August to improve security after recent crimes in the area. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)

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