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Isn’t it too soon for another 100-year flood?

We’ll never see a flood like the one in 1927. There will never be a hurricane like Camille again. You’d think we’d learn to never say “never” about weather and related disasters. Even talk about 100-year floods and such are hard to understand, so Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at what a 100-year event really is. (May 18, 2011, Page 4)

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    Double murder trial gets late start

    Prosecutors and defense attorneys presented their opening statements Tuesday evening after spending a day and a half selecting the 15-person jury who will decide the fate of Caleb Corrothers who is accused of shooting and killing a Lafayette County father and son in July of 2009. The state put its first witness on the stand after 6 p.m. Court ended close to 7 p.m. and will start back up at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (May 17, 2011)

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      Breaking news: City approves MOU

      The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the memorandum of understanding with the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp on Tuesday evening 4-1 with Alderman-at-large John Morgan voting against the approval. The county must still approve the MOU. (May 17, 2011)

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        Chrestman returns to WVSD

        After a 21-year hiatus, Kim Chrestman is returning to the Water Valley School District. Chrestman will take over as superintendent for Dr. Deborah Moran, who is leaving to deal with family issues, on June 1. (May 17, 2011, Page 2)

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          Place a vote for your favorite bartender

          A $1 ballot will not only give your favorite bartender a chance to be named the best in Oxford but will also help support the local arts council and Pantry. The event begins today and more information can be found at www.oxfordarts.com (May 17, 2011, Page 3)

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            Funds low for election chests

            Financially, the races for state Senate and House of Representatives are still fairly affordable for most candidates. Candidates had until May 10 to file financial reports. (May 17, 2011, Page 1)

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              Peddle to work this Friday

              Bike to Work day will be held Friday with special giveaways outside City Hall at 730 a.m. courtesy of the Oxford Pathways Commission and Oxford Cycling Club. (May 17, 2011, Page 3)

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                Oxford man enters House District 10 race

                Oxford resident Jordan Bankhead has tossed his hat into the state race for House representative for District 10 along with Panola County resident Doug Jones. The two are vying for the position being vacated by current Rep. Warner McBride who announced last month he would not be seeking re-election. (May 17, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Jury selection continues for Corrother’s trial

                  Jury selection for the double murder case against Caleb Corrothers continued this morning in Lee County. After the 15-person jury is selected, they will be brought to Lafayette County to begin the trial, possibly this afternoon. (May 17, 2011, Page 2)

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                    City schools make administrative changes

                    A new special ed director and other changes were made by the Oxford School Board last week. Patricia E. Austin will now serve as the special education director for the district. Brian Harvey was named 2011-2012 interim superintendent and other administrators were also promoted. (May 17, 2011, Page 8)

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