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Going green saves green

The Lafayette County School Board chose to go paperless for future meetings at Thursday’s board meeting. (February 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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    New high school plans discussed with Disability Committee

    Architect Michael Jones met with the Mayor’s Committee on Disability Issues this week to discuss needs for the new high school. (February 4, 2011, Page 2A)

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      Burlesque group helping local charity

      A team effort is being put in place to help raise money for the Oxford Medical Ministries Saturday night at the Powerhouse, as the Young Professionals of Oxford and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council present the second annual Valentine’s Day Vaudeville Review. Tennessee Tease, a burlesque group made up primarily of Ole Miss theater students, will perform “Venus Envy” and host a meet and greet photo/autograph session during a VIP reception before the show. (February 4, 2011, Page 3A)

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        Powerhouse renovation making progress

        The Powerhouse Community Arts Center renovation will move forward after $285,000 in grant money was approved on Tuesday. (February 4, 2011, Page 3A)

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          Balancing connected with being too connected

          We live in a world of instant communication, and advanced and multipurpose cell phones are one of the tools that’s made that happen. Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg has recently updated her phone, but it still leaves her wondering if we might not be getting too connected these days. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Oxford refrain

            Sometimes we need an outsider, a visitor to our community, to remind us how special it is. Loran Smith, who’s held a number of positions at the University of Georgia during a career thats earned him a spot in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, gives us one of those reminders in a guest column he wrote after another delightful visit recently. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Veterans Park closer to fundraising goal

              The VFW, American Legion, Order of the Purple Heart and Disabled American Veterans have been holding several fundraisers over the past year to raise money toward building the park that will be located on Veterans Boulevard, across from the Veterans State Home. So far, a pavilion with bathrooms has been constructed. The land has been cleared and lights have been installed along with some benches. Fundraising efforts continue with an upcoming Valentine’s Day raffle. (February 3, 2011, Page 2)

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                Meeting the people he serves

                With only four weeks in office, U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee has spent the last several days  traveling around north Mississippi. On Wednesday, he stopped in Oxford where he met with Mayor Pat Patterson and the Board of Aldermen, the Lafayette County Supervisors and other county employees and stopped off and had lunch with the Oxford Kiwanis Club. Later, he visited with the staff at the Oxford EAGLE and answered questions about industry, health care, jobs, education and Social Security and talked about his first month in office. (February 3, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Seeds planted for green projects

                  Oxford Board of Aldermen approved steps to help build a BMX track at FNC fields and eventually a park off West Oxford Loop. (February 3, 2011, Page 1)

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                    You may have some explaining to do

                    Have you ever typed in your name on your favorite Internet search engine? What did the results look like? How many of you are out there? Local columnist Deidra Jackson discovers that she’s a 42-year-old white female in prison or a top-scoring guard in college or a new bride – all at the same time. She takes a closer look at the possibilities and warns that you might well consider eliminating some of the content associated with your name. (February 3, 2011, Page 4)

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