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Crappie Festival celebrates Water Valley’s ‘true South’

WATER VALLEY — Don’t go around calling this weekend’s festival in Water Valley crappy.
To the contrary, on Saturday the Water Valley Main Street Association will host the inaugural World’s Largest Crappie Festival downtown, celebrating the city’s genuine Southern heritage in an authentic way. (May 4, 2011, Page 3)

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    City hires firm to study Square parking

    Oxford Board of Aldermen hired Tim Haahs and Associates to develop a two-phased downtown parking management strategy for $23,280. (May 4, 2011, Page 7)

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      OHS student named STAR

      Oxford High School student Dan Mossing has earned the reputation as STAR student not only in Oxford but throughout the state as he was named STAR student for Mississippi. Dan will attend Princeton University and is the child of Mike and Sue Mossing. (May 4, 2011, Page 1)

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        Prices rising – and not just for gasoline

        Everyone notices when gasoline prices rise, especially when they near a noted level such as $4 a gallon. Editor Don Whitten has noticed, because of spending figures he’s seeing in his bank statement, a marked rise in the cost of food and household supplies at the grocery store, and he takes a look at some of the causes. (May 4, 2011, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Jim McCauley, chairman of the Oxford Tourism Council, writes to thank all of those involved with the planning and preparation that helped make the 2011 Double Decker Arts Festival a huge success. (May 4, 2011, Page 4)

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            More help for storm victims

            More help is on its way for the victims of the tornado that ripped through Pine Flat last week. A public  meeting at Pine Flat United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Wednesday will have information on what help might be available through federal and state emergency management agencies and a free concert will be held at 6 p.m. in front of Oxford City Hall. Organizers are asking for donations of water, diapers, canned foods and cash for tornado victims. (May 3, 2011, Page 1)

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              Officials: F3 tornado hit county

              An F3 tornado tore a destructive path through Lafayette County on Wednesday with straight line winds damaging the community earlier that day, according to the National Weather Service. (May 3, 2011, Page 1)

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                City, county officials still hashing out hospital

                Talks continue between the Oxford Board of Aldermen, Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp over the memorandum of understanding that could allow for the sale of the current hospital, for BMH to let out of their lease and for a new $250 M facility to be built within city limits. (May 3, 2011, Page 2)

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                  ATO donates $36K to Boys and Girls

                  Alpha Tau Omega raised $36,000 to help the Boys and Girls Club this spring. (May 3, 2011, Page 8)

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                    Education briefs

                    • Boyden gets competition award
                    • OMS Chorus wins competition
                    • NWCC students receive scholarships
                    • Conner earns scholarship
                    • Kayla Gala set May 26-28
                    • Walking Wednesdays continue
                    • Fraternity supports Haiti
                    • OMS students to participate in Science Olympiad
                    • Local students participate in AKA fashionetta program
                    • Oxford native McClure hired as officer at UM
                    • Memorial ceremony honors deceased members of UM
                    • Justice chides court on desegregation case

                     (May 3, 2011, Page 8)

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