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Brian W. Pray writes to give another thought about what the city – and county – should do with the windfall from the sale of the hospital, while Harley Garrett writes to say that the government has too much power and we should be taking it back. (August 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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    City workers may get pay hike

    Aldermen continue to work on the city 2011-2012 budget and mulled providing a 1.5 percent cost of living raise for city employees on Tuesday. (August 17, 2011, Page 1)

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      Forgotten stash of silver discovered

      Local officials have discovered 4,200 ounces of silver nitrate, or $200,000 worth of silver, in a lock box tucked away since 1989 from the former x-ray machines at the county hospital. (August 17, 2011, Page 1)

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        Some classes we like; others, well …

        A previous column discussed classes, periods and subjects that most students seem to like. What about the other side – the ones that many students aren’t as excited about. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at two Top 10 lists, one of the hardest subjects and the other of the most boring subjects. (August 17, 2011, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Doni Burt writes to express her feelings about acceptance – or lack of it – of medical support dogs in Mississippi. (August 17, 2011, Page 4)

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            City restores $2M to fund from hospital sale

            The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday morning to keep intact the $30 million it is getting as its share of the sale of the hospital building to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corps. The board had voted last week to set aside $2 million of the $30 million to use to fund some immediate community needs and invest the remaining $28 million to use for long-term needs. However, at a meeting today, the board reversed itself and voted to restore the $2 million back into the investment pot, so the city has a total of $30 million to invest. The board took the action after Mayor Pat Patterson threatened to veto the effort to use $2 million for community needs. The sale of the hospital is expected to close  Thursday. (August 16, 2011)

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              County weighs tax cut

              The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors met on Monday to continue discussions on the 2011-2012 budget including potentially lowering the millage rate by ten percent. (August 16, 2011, Page 1)

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                Security cameras almost ready

                The new camera security cameras on the Square are almost ready to begin monitoring any action downtown. (August 16, 2011, Page 1)

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                  OMS launches abstinence program

                  An informational meeting is set Aug. 23 at OHS auditorium to begin the new abstinence program at Oxford Middle School. (August 16, 2011, Page 6)

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                    Education briefs

                    • NWCC welcomes faculty back to campus
                    • Freshmen twin brothers continue Ole Miss legacy
                    • Reformers use new techniques to tackle college readiness
                    • Christian home educators to meet tonight
                    • Holmes recognized by NWCC
                    • OHS band boosters meet tonight
                    • Wigginton, Corbitt graduate
                    • Harris shadows
                    • OHS yearbooks available
                    • Walking Wednesdays begins this month

                     (August 16, 2011, Page 6)

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