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Gail Brown writes to make the case for and to urge support for Senate Bill 2127, which would make deliberate, malicious torture of a domesticated dog or cat a first-offense felony in Mississippi. (January 26, 2011, Page 4)

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    Lawmakers: Economy getting stronger

    Lafayette County state lawmakers expressed hope of a brighter economic future for north Mississippi with the addition of three new industrial operations in the area at the annual Eggs and Issues breakfast meeting sponsored by the Oxford and Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and held at the Oxford Conference Center on Monday. (January 25, 2011, Page 1)

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      New hospital moves forward

      In a surprise move, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted Monday at an informational public hearing to move forward with negotiations with officials from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi on the medical center’s plans to build a new $300 million facility in Oxford.

      After an hour-plus presentation by Dick Cowart, legal counsel for Baptist, and a round of questions from the standing-room-only audience, Supervisor Mike Pickens made a motion to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the hospital to allow the hospital corporation to buy out of the original lease it had with the city of Oxford and Lafayette County for about $60 million. (January 25, 2011, Page 1)

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        Two killing, two guilty pleas

        An Abbeville woman pleaded guilty in the death of her infant child and an Oxford man has pleaded guilty to killing his wife in two separate manslaughter cases. (January 25, 2011, Page 1)

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          OSD to host community meeting

          At 6 this evening the Oxford School Board will hold a community meeting to gather ideas about the new highschool. The meeting is set for the Oxford High School auditorium. (January 25, 2011, Page 3)

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            Fatal fire claims second victim

            A tragic house fire this last Thursday in Oxford that took the like of Patricia “Tricia” K. Wilkerson has now claimed a second victim – homeowner Frances Brown. (January 25, 2011, Page 1)

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              OHS theater students advance to regionals

              Oxford High School Theatre students will compete with “Antigone” at the regional level after coming in as runner up last week at the Mississippi Theatre Association competition in Tupelo. The students are also busy this week and next selling the special grand patron, patron and advertiser tickets. (January 25, 2011, Page 6)

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                Stress, mental health issues affect more students in state

                John Young, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Mississippi, has found with three years of research that Mississippi students are having more mental health struggles than peers nationwide. (January 25, 2011, Page 6)

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                  Happy The Cat

                  Those who write newspaper columns, local writer Jimmy Reed says, don’t know who reads them, where they live or how they’ll react. One of his recent columns, however, got a positive reaction with a reader giving Reed a couple of examples of God answering prayers. (January 25, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Bringing stalkers into the open

                    Last month, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation designating January as National Stalking Awareness Month.

                    Linda Abbott, coordinator of the UM Violence Prevention Office, and Detective Jimmy Williams with the Oxford Police Department discuss two types of stalking and what to do in the event you fall victim to a stalker. (January 24, 2011, Page 1)

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