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Angel Ranch changes direction

Since Feb. 1, Angel Ranch has been providing long-term care to six females, 14 to 21 years old, who were the victims of domestic violence. This marks a change in the type of person the nonprofit agency has been providing its services. Since it began in 2006, Angel Ranch had been serving younger children by providing an emergency shelter for children who were victims of child abuse and neglect. (March 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Who’s the greenest of them all?

    The Sustainability Leadership award nominations are now up and submissions will be accepted through April 1. The Green Week schedule was also recently posted. Visit www.olemiss.edu/greenweek for more information. (March 4, 2011, Page 1)

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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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