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Lafayette’s population booms

Data released this week from the U.S. Census shows Lafayette County as being the fastest growing nonmetropolitan area in Mississippi with a 22.2 percent increase of population since 2000. The city of Oxford also grew over the last 10 years going from the 35th biggest city in the state to the 20th biggest city. (February 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Going green saves green

    The Lafayette County School Board chose to go paperless for future meetings at Thursday’s board meeting. (February 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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      New high school plans discussed with Disability Committee

      Architect Michael Jones met with the Mayor’s Committee on Disability Issues this week to discuss needs for the new high school. (February 4, 2011, Page 2A)

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        Burlesque group helping local charity

        A team effort is being put in place to help raise money for the Oxford Medical Ministries Saturday night at the Powerhouse, as the Young Professionals of Oxford and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council present the second annual Valentine’s Day Vaudeville Review. Tennessee Tease, a burlesque group made up primarily of Ole Miss theater students, will perform “Venus Envy” and host a meet and greet photo/autograph session during a VIP reception before the show. (February 4, 2011, Page 3A)

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          Powerhouse renovation making progress

          The Powerhouse Community Arts Center renovation will move forward after $285,000 in grant money was approved on Tuesday. (February 4, 2011, Page 3A)

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            Balancing connected with being too connected

            We live in a world of instant communication, and advanced and multipurpose cell phones are one of the tools that’s made that happen. Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg has recently updated her phone, but it still leaves her wondering if we might not be getting too connected these days. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Oxford refrain

              Sometimes we need an outsider, a visitor to our community, to remind us how special it is. Loran Smith, who’s held a number of positions at the University of Georgia during a career thats earned him a spot in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, gives us one of those reminders in a guest column he wrote after another delightful visit recently. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Veterans Park closer to fundraising goal

                The VFW, American Legion, Order of the Purple Heart and Disabled American Veterans have been holding several fundraisers over the past year to raise money toward building the park that will be located on Veterans Boulevard, across from the Veterans State Home. So far, a pavilion with bathrooms has been constructed. The land has been cleared and lights have been installed along with some benches. Fundraising efforts continue with an upcoming Valentine’s Day raffle. (February 3, 2011, Page 2)

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                  Meeting the people he serves

                  With only four weeks in office, U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee has spent the last several days  traveling around north Mississippi. On Wednesday, he stopped in Oxford where he met with Mayor Pat Patterson and the Board of Aldermen, the Lafayette County Supervisors and other county employees and stopped off and had lunch with the Oxford Kiwanis Club. Later, he visited with the staff at the Oxford EAGLE and answered questions about industry, health care, jobs, education and Social Security and talked about his first month in office. (February 3, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Seeds planted for green projects

                    Oxford Board of Aldermen approved steps to help build a BMX track at FNC fields and eventually a park off West Oxford Loop. (February 3, 2011, Page 1)

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