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Knowing first hand how helpful the Red Cross is

Just the smell of smoke from a structure fire is enough to give Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg flashbacks to the night years ago when her house caught fire. She and her family got out safely, and it was the Red Cross volunteer who showed up to help them through the first hours and days of the tragedy that she remembers as she urges everyone to support, and get involved with, their local Red Cross unit. (March 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Nancy J. Smith writes to complain about annoying phone calls from candidates at election time as well as seeing campaign signs left up after the election, while Mark Camarigg writes to thank the local residents and businesses who helped make the 8th annual Blues Symposium a big success. (March 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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      OSD ordered to pay parents

      The Oxford School District has been ordered to pay the parents of a special needs child $60,000 to reimburse their cost of having to send their child to an out-of-state school. (March 3, 2011, Page 1)

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        Adams nominated for U.S. Attorney

        President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his intent to nominate Felicia C. Adams to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi. Adams is currently an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Mississippi. (March 3, 2011, Page 1)

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          Pocket park project moves forward

          Garden Terrace Homeowners Association turned over the deed to some of its property to the city Tuesday so the land will eventually be transformed into a small neighborhood park. (March 3, 2011, Page 2)

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            No word from Google

            Oxford and all other cities that applied a year ago to get the Google fiber network installed in their home town are all still waiting on the network to tell them anything. (March 3, 2011, Page 2)

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              YAC Facebook fundraiser a success

              After a break-in to the Powerhouse Arts building, friends of the arts created a Facebook campaign to raise back the money lost. They got everything back and $102 extra along with plans for a larger fundraiser to be held on March 22 at the Powerhouse with the band Soul. (March 3, 2011, Page 8)

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                Whitewashing American history hurtful to all

                Do you remember the epic TV presentation “Roots” from the late-1970s? Perhaps you’ve seen it since and felt its impact. Local columnist Deidra Jackson recalls when she saw the series and wonders about how we don’t seem to have many insightful, educational and entertaining things like that to teach history to the youth of today. With political correctness and other factors, she wonders if we’re not whitewashing our history, which does no one any real good. (March 3, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Robert Mims writes to thank those who helped make the OHS softball field a reality and to talk about all of the positives the facility and program have for students and the community. (March 3, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Four qualify on campaign deadline

                    While there were no “down-to-the-wire” sign ups — no one running into the Lafayette County Circuit Clerk’s Office — to file last minute to run for a county office in November, four people did wait until Tuesday to file qualifying papers. The deadline to qualify was 5 p.m. Tuesday. (March 2, 2011, Page 1)

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