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Leaving animals has deadly consequences

The Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society wants to remind people that the former animal shelter off of Highway 7 South is no longer a drop off zone for unwanted animals. After six puppies died after being left there sometime last week, the shelter is asking people to please bring them to the current site or call Animal Control at 234-9974 if unable. (July 12, 2011, Page 3)

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    Weeding out unkempt lawns

    A public hearing will be held on July 19 on a change in the weed ordinance that clarifies the process. (July 12, 2011, Page 1)

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      Hot days mean traffic delays

      Road crews are trying to finish up public works projects that will tie up traffic when UM students return next month. Some projects are near completion while others are just beginning. (July 12, 2011, Page 1)

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        Green-uns

        There are all kinds of ways to learn valuable lessons, and local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about one as he revisits memories of pilfering green, juicy plums from trees in the yard of one of his teachers at school. (July 12, 2011, Page 4)

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          Meth law cuts case load

          A year-old law requiring cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine to be dispensed only by a doctor’s prescription is helping law enforcement battle methamphetamine. (July 11, 2011, Page 1)

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            Volunteer meeting set Tuesday

            An informational meeting on volunteer opportunities will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Oxford Conference Center on Tuesday. (July 11, 2011, Page 3)

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              DVDs popular at library

              While there are no longer any for profit DVD rental stores in Oxford that is not stopping movie fans from watching what they want thanks to the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library. (July 11, 2011, Page 1)

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                Speeding ticket from New York? Watch out!

                Scams and computer viruses have a new angle – traffic tickets. Editor Don Whitten, somehow, was ticketed for speeding in east-central New York a little over a week ago – even though he’s never been to New York – and was given a chance to pay his fine by clicking on an email attachment. He declined and explains what additional information he’s discovered about this scam. (July 11, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Robert J. Osterman writes to give an engineer’s perspective on banning loggers from driving across wooden bridges on CR 432, while Charles Scott writes to say that the convictions of Zach and Dickie Scruggs should be overturned now that those laws have been declared unconstitutional. (July 11, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Golf tournament to help raise money for local scouts

                    Second annual Morris “Preacher” Lovelady Golf Tournament will be held July 23 and will benefit the local Boy Scouts of America. A portion of the funds will go toward a new pavilion at Camp Toby Tubby at Sardis Lake. (July 8, 2011, Page 3A)

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