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County ponders parking problems

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors kicked around ideas on how to alleviate parking problems at the Lafayette County Chancery Building during a meeting on Tuesday. (January 5, 2011, Page 2)

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    County to expedite Olin move

    At the recommendation of the Lafayette County Planning Commission, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the site plan for the 500,000-square-foot building that is planned for the expansion of the existing Winchester plant located on County Road 166.

    Supervisor Lloyd Oliphant told Olin Corp. officials Tuesday he and his fellow board members will do whatever they can to expedite the company moving its Centerfire ammunition operations to the Lafayette County Industrial Park. (January 5, 2011, Page 1)

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      Free program offers a lifetime of benefits

      It’s just a coincidence – News Editor Jonathan Scott isn’t into New Year’s resolutions – but Scott is planning to take part in a community program offered by Baptist Memorial Hospital titled “Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U.” It’s a plan to help members of the community to develop a healthy lifestyle, something Scott feels certain will be a reward well worth the effort. (January 5, 2011, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Former Oxford resident Jo Middleton writes to tell how she’s left Oxford but its writers haven’t left her. She relates stories about authors from the community and wonders if she might have picked up a little of the “spirit” to use in a book of her own. (January 5, 2011, Page 4)

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          DUIs down over New Year’s

          During what has traditionally been one of the year’s busiest nights for local DUI enforcement, the Oxford Police Department reported few arrests associated with driving while under the influence.

          Between Dec. 16 and Monday, OPD officers made 15 arrests on DUI charges, however, just three of these DUI arrests were made on New Year’s Eve, said Cpl. Hildon Sessums with the OPD DUI Enforcement Unit.

          The nasty weather might have helped keep people off the streets on New Year’s Eve, reducing the number of DUIs in Oxford. (January 4, 2011, Page 1)

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            New service by The Pantry

            The Pantry is teaming up with the Mississippi Department of Human Services to make it easier for people in need to get food by providing a place to sign up for food stamps.

            From 10 a.m. to noon on each first and third Tuesday of the month, Pantry volunteers will help clients fill out the application for the state’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Programs — formerly known as food stamps. (January 4, 2011, Page 1)

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              Education briefs

              • December’s shining stars for Oxford Elementary announced
              • VFW and Ladies Auxiliary to host youth winners
              • NWCC spring registration wraps this week
              • UM Museum brings visual art and composition together

               (January 4, 2011, Page 5)

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                Typing – the right keys for education

                Helping students learn proper typing skills is an important part of today’s curriculum in local elementary and middle schools. (January 4, 2011, Page 5)

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                  LHS win gets ringing endorsement

                  With over $11,000 raised of the $20,000 needed to buy the Lafayette High School All-State champs their winning rings, Lafayette School District Athletic Director Jeff Nelson said he is thankful for how the entire community has come together to help celebrate these students. (January 4, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Good Gossip

                    Bad gossip and good storytelling share, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, a characteristic that makes one more injurious and the other more interesting. Reed relates a recent discussion with some of his students and makes the point that there’s no such thing as good gossip. (January 4, 2011, Page 4)

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