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City sales-tax revenues increase

City tax collections are up this month but the 2 percent food and beverage tax is down. (March 9, 2011, Page 2)

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    City tweaks historic-district fee scale

    Certificate of appropriateness fees may soon get reduced slightly for those doing minor work as the two historic commissions approved a new sliding-scale fee with the Board of Aldermen to make final approval. (March 9, 2011, Page 1)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Barbara Smith writes on behalf of the Pantry Board to thank the people of the LOU community in the help provided for the “Empty Bowls Fundraiser” on Feb. 14, while Sherry Williams-Jenkins, Board Chairman of Doors of Hope, writes to thank the EAGLE staff on its coverage of the homelessness situation in the community. (March 9, 2011, Page 4)

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        State needs to do a better job with management of mental health care

        Local columnist T.J. Ray discusses Mississippi’s management of mental health care, comparing it to a Ringling Brothers Circus act. (March 9, 2011, Page 4)

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          Scruggs presses case to regain law license

          A U.S. District judge has given prosecutors until Friday to complete depositions of several people involved with a judicial bribery case that involved Zach Scruggs, who is attempting to vacate his conviction and sentence and regain his license to practice law. (March 9, 2011, Page 1)

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            Moran stepping down as Water Valley superintendent

            BLOG: Deborah Moran will be stepping down as Water Valley’s superintendent effective June 30. (more…) (March 9, 2011)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Dr. J. Keith Mansel writes to express his concern about the location of the new Baptist hospital on Highway 6 West and the premature signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. (March 8, 2011, Page 4)

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                Onomatopoeia

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed found a way to jumpstart his literature class when teaching them about onomatopoeia — words that create a clearer meaning by suggesting certain sounds, or that can be used for rhetorical effect. (March 8, 2011, Page 4)

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                  County voices concerns over hospital

                  At their regular meeting Monday, Lafayette County Board of Supervisors say they’re concerned about the hospital possibly building its new $300-million regional referral medical center west of Oxford off Highway 6. However the county attorney warned them to not get involved in any promoting any particular place to put the new facility. (March 8, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Too far away for comfort?

                    Assisted living facilities for seniors, veterans and persons with development disabilities in Lafayette County were all built where they are today largely because of their close proximity to where Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is currently located.

                    But now, with Baptist officials planning on moving the hospital, officials from those facilities are concerned about the possible impact the move might have on their residents — particularly if the site selected for the new $300 million facility will be where Baptist affiliates recently purchased 107 acres off Highway 6 West, about seven miles away from where the hospital is currently. (March 8, 2011, Page 1)

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