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Trying to figure out our local gasoline prices

While there’s a report that gasoline prices could start dropping, they have been doing just the opposite for quite a while now and are nearing the $4 a gallon mark. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the longstanding concern among local citizens about prices being higher in Oxford and Lafayette County than in towns and counties less than an hour away. (May 9, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Tornado victims come together to rebuild

    Driving down the roads where the tornado carved a path from the Highway 7-9 split, down to Pine Flat, through the Yocona community and ending at Highway 6 East, destruction is evident almost everywhere the eye can see. From fallen trees to houses missing roofs to homes demolished. What can also be seen is neighbor helping neighbor. (May 6, 2011, Page 1B)

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      Zach Scruggs asks for father’s return

      Zach Scruggs is asking the U.S. District Court to allow his father, disgraced attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, to return to Oxford so he can testify on his son’s behalf. (May 6, 2011, Page 5A)

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        Exchange Club presents highest honor to two

        For the first time anyone in the Oxford Exchange Club can remember, the club gave out two Book of Golden Deeds awards last night at a special dinner meeting. This year’s awards went to Jean Shaw — leader of the LOU Homeless Task Force and the Alpha Mu chapter of the Kappa Delta Sorority. (May 6, 2011, Page 1A)

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          OFD raises money for tornado victims

          The Oxford Fire Department raised $6,700 Thursday night at a benefit street dance and concert held in front of City Hall. The proceeds are going to purchase supplies needed by last week’s storm victims in Lafayette County. (May 6, 2011, Page 1A)

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            UHS ’61 class asked to share life experiences

            Project Talent is looking for University of High School graduates from 1961 to complete a life long survey. Call 866-770-6077 or e-mail projecttalent50@air.org. Students that took the study in 1960 are eligible. (May 6, 2011, Page 5A)

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              School districts to receive more funds

              Lafayette and Oxford School Districts will see more state funds this year but only because both will see a growth in student population. (May 6, 2011, Page 5A)

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                Sunday alcohol sales uncorked

                The first test of Oxford’s expanding alcohol sales on a select-few Sundays will be this weekend on Mother’s Day. Sales will be allowed in restaurants from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (May 6, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Celebrating the lady we couldn’t do without

                  It’s time for the busiest phone day of the year and one of the busiest days for cards. So what day is it – Mother’s Day, of course. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at our mothers and all they have done, and do, for us while urging all of us to show a little love this weekend to the lady responsible for us being here. (May 6, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Our elephant involves help with mental illness

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray points out the elephant standing in the corner of our room – the lack of help for folks with mental problems – and wonders when we’ll acknowledge it and do something about it. (May 6, 2011, Page 4A)

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