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GOP hopefuls in the middle of ‘silly season’

The term “silly season” is probably related more to sports than anything else, but it could certainly be applied to presidential races and potential candidates. Editor Don Whitten says the political silly season is already in full force, and he takes a look at the ins and outs of Republican candidates to oppose Barack Obama in 2012. (May 25, 2011, Page 4)

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    The triangular negotiating table

    Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the ongoing negotiations and work on a Memorandum of Understanding for the new hospital to be built by Baptist, offering his take on different parts of the agreement and where he thinks things could be headed with local health care. (May 25, 2011, Page 4)

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      County Planning Commission examines subdivision regulations

      The Lafayette County Planning Commissioners were given proposed changes to the county’s subdivision regulations by County Engineer Larry Britt during their regular meeting Monday evening at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (May 24, 2011, Page 3)

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        Former NFL, Ole Miss player enters senate race

        Former NFL player Todd Wade has qualified to run as a Republican for the Mississippi 9th Senatorial District seat currently held by incumbent Democrat and Oxford attorney Gray Tollison. (May 24, 2011, Page 1)

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          OSD building projects begin

          Work was approved to begin at Oxford High School, Oxford Middle School and Della Davidson Elementary on Monday with contracts going out to several local construction companies. OHS will begin site work. OMS will begin renovations and demolition of the current gym and DDE will begin class expansion. (May 24, 2011, Page 1)

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            Oxford makes mark on Freedom Trail

            The University of Mississippi will be part of the freedom trail a new initiative by the state to celebrate its civil rights heritage. (May 24, 2011, Page 1)

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              Balducci testifies at judicial bribery hearing

              The man who got the ball rolling that would eventually knock down several local attorneys testified for more than four hours Monday at the hearing where former attorney Zach Scruggs’ hopes to clear his name

              The hearing is expected to last several days. (May 24, 2011, Page 1)

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                OUS T-1 class a success

                Oxford University School announced it will again hold a transitional first grade class next year after the first year proved to be a success for students that needed a year between kindergarten and first grade. (May 24, 2011, Page 8)

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                  Education briefs

                  • Kayla Sue Mize fundraiser this week
                  • Consolidated federal programs application review for Oxford and Lafayette
                  • BES announces citizens of the month
                  • McCormick honored by Mississippi College
                  • Carwyle receives scholarship
                  • Locals graduate from Delta State
                  • OE names Shining Stars
                  • Freeman graduates from Carson-Newman
                  • Suggs-Brigety prepares for summer fellowship
                  • Tucker places at SkillsUSA state competition
                  • FFA helps storm victims
                  • Della Davidson students prepare messages of hope
                  • OHS 76 class reunion
                  • Yocona 61 class reunion
                  • Yocona School reunion for all classes

                   (May 24, 2011, Page 9)

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                    Sturm Und Drang

                    Americans are now experiencing tremendous storm and stress – or Sturm und Drang, as the Germans call it. Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the challenges we’ve faced through the years, and notes that we should use the upcoming Memorial Day holiday to honor those who gave on battlefields – but also those who fought and won economic and natural wars on the home front. (May 24, 2011, Page 4)

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