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Manhunt causes school lockdown

Justin Carrol, 26 and Waymon Terry Russell, 40, both of Collierville, Tenn were taken into custody on Wednesday after a manhunt that led to a lockdown of city schools. The two have been charged with at least three counts of burglary with additional charges pending.

Lockdown procedures ran smoothly at the Oxford School District, officials say. (March 24, 2011, Page 1)

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    There’s more to it than holding a light

    What do you do when you get in the real world and get sick? Call Mama, of course. What about when you have a problem with your car? Call Daddy. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks and a friend recently tried their hand at some automotive repair work and found out that it’s a good thing that Dad is still around if needed. (March 24, 2011, Page 4)

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      Critical thinking skills? Don’t make app for that

      Some of the basics and fundamentals of education – think teaching cursive writing – are going by the wayside in many schools. The cause? Technology. Local columnist Deidra Jackson worries about the trend and how it may eventually affect critical thinking by our youngsters in the education process. (March 24, 2011, Page 4)

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        David J. Williams out on bond

        David Jackson Williams, 28, is at home in Olive Branch with family after posting a $100,000 bond at about 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. He was convicted in 2008 in the stabbing death of Demetria Bracey of Jackson three years before. The Supreme Court granted him a new trial in December ruling that the trial judge erred by not giving the jury the option of finding Williams guilty of assisted suicide. Since the conviction was overturned, the presumption of innocence returns to Williams and was granted bond. A new trial date has been set for Oct. 17. (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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          Ole Miss Relay for Life set for weekend

          The  Ole Miss Relay for Life will begin at 6 p.m. at the Circle on campus and go all night until 6 a.m. Saturday. There are 36 teams signed up to participate with 322 people participating. As of Tuesday, the teams have raised about $20,000 collectively. (March 23, 2011, Page 3)

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            Book conference begins Thursday

            The eighteenth annual Conference for the Book kicks off Thursday with three days of free events celebrating literature. For information, visit www.oxfordconferenceforthebook.com (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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              Double Decker lineup revealed

              Full Line up

              Friday night – on South Stage

              Ticketed event $10, show from 6 to 11 p.m.

              Okkerville River

              Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

              Old Crow Medicine Show

              Saturday – Two stages

              Free music

              South Stage:

              11 -12:30 Rising Star Fife and Drum

              12:30-1:30 Valerie June

              2 -3 Shooting Out the Lights

              3:30-4:30 Eric Lindell

              5 -6 Glen David Andrews

              North Stage:

              11:30-12:30 Aaron Hall

              1-2 Jimmy Philips Band

              2:30-3:30 Lost Bayou Ramblers

              4-5 Justin Townes Earle

              5:30-6:30 Cedric Burnside

              7-8 North Mississippi AllStars (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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                Legislators need to work this conflict out

                There’s a new “R” word being thrown around that has folks up in arms – “redistricting.” State legislators cannot agree on new district lines for the state House and Senate, and now it appears some members of the House will be joining a lawsuit that could involve the Senate. Editor Don Whitten notes that legislators need to work this one out – and soon – or voters will take care of the problem in one or two upcoming elections. (March 23, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Rumors, concerns about hospital, possible site

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the hospital relocation issue, commenting on rumors as well as public statements made about possible sites and options. (March 23, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Miss. bar drops Scruggs’ complaint against attorney

                    The Mississippi Bar has dismissed a complaint filed against attorney Tony Farese by one of his former clients — Zach Scruggs, who was one of several local attorneys who served time in prison for their rolls in a judicial bribery attempt. (March 22, 2011, Page 2)

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