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Cossar State Park gets reprieve

Cossar State Park will stay open — for now.

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has decided to delay the closing the George Payne Cossar State Park, according to a letter sent Thursday to the Mississippi State Personnel Board.

Last week, park officials announced the park would close due to the mounting financial problems that has caused the park to operate at a $300,000 annual deficit. (October 1, 2010, Page 1 A)

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    Students urged to get walking

    International Walk to School day will be celebrated at Oxford Schools on Wednesday. Students are urged to be dropped off at the walking locations between 7:15 and 7:30 .m. and special incentives will be given out. (October 1, 2010, Page 1, 8a)

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      Abbeville school restoration project nears completion

      Volunteers are needed to help complete the restoration of the former Abbeville school and the Gordon Head Start Center. Help is also needed for people to donate money to replace the 21 windows. For information, contact Janice Carr at 662-380-0662 or jfclegal@bellsouth.net (October 1, 2010, Page 3A)

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        Language crucial, but do we need all these new words?

        Local columnist T.J. Ray has always stressed the importance of language, but he’s getting a little bothered by some of the words that are working their way into everyday use. He points to words like “modality,” “incent,” “analyzation,” “athleticism” and “physicality” as examples with most seeming to owe their popularity to TV announcers. (October 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Coach pleads not guilty to sex charges

          Alabama high school football coach Dwight Bowling has pleaded not guilty to charges of having sexual relationships with minors and attempting to get one of his victims to lie to investigators about their relationship.

          Looking disheveled and 10 years older than his 55 years, Bowling, entered the not guilty plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Oxford before Magistrate S. Allan Alexander via his attorney Christi McCoy of Oxford. (September 30, 2010, Page 1)

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            County officials warn residents against burning in dry weather

            County officials were hoping to get an official burn ban in place for Lafayette County this morning at a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors; however, not enough supervisors were at the meeting to reach the quorum needed to approve the ban.

            Three out of five supervisors are necessary to vote on anything official. Supervisors Robert Blackmon and Lloyd Oliphant were the only supervisors present at the meeting.

            The item will be placed on the agenda for Monday’s regular meeting at 9 a.m. at the Chancery Building. (September 30, 2010, Page 1)

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              Health care reform begins – an interesting ride

              Longtime Oxford physician Dr. Keith Mansel takes a look at the Affordable Care Act that’s just gone into effect, discussing its early actions as well as the parts of health care reform that kick in over the next few years and what effects they may have doctors and patients. (September 30, 2010, Page 14)

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                Watching your baby having a baby

                Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg relates the joys and worries of becoming a mother and, as in her case, becoming a grandmother. (September 30, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Life’s lessons come early for black boys

                  EAGLE columnist Deidra Jackson had to pass on a life lesson to her son recently, sparking thoughts of other lessons that parents must be sure to pass along to black sons. (September 30, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Jim Shollenberger writes to take issue with a recent letter to the editor, citing problems he has with facts, distortions and misrepresentations. (September 30, 2010, Page 4)

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