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The Commodores and the Rebels: More than 11 decades of history

Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at the Ole Miss-Vanderbilt football series, writing about the first few meetings between the two schools and then taking a look at a notable 1947 meeting when John Vaught’s Rebels overcame an early-season loss to the Commodores to win the Southeastern Conference championship. (September 17, 2010, Page 4B)

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    Few signs of the future we were promised

    Remember the cartoon series, “The Jetsons,” that told us about the “future” with robots and flying cars and such? Word that a company in Massachusetts is coming out with a flying car brought memories of those promises from “The Jetsons” back to News Editor Jonathan Scott who takes a look at some other things we once thought we might have by now. (September 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Maryalyn Howell Bullion writes to remind people of the importance of the U.S. Constitution with the beginning of Constitution Week here. (September 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Reward offered in hunt for panty thief

        The Lafayette County Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of a panty-raiding perpetrator that has local law enforcement officers scrambling to calm the fears of women in Oxford and Lafayette County.

        Since July, an unknown suspect has been on the loose, breaking into young women’s homes and stealing their unmentionables.

        All together, the Oxford Police Department and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department have reported about a dozen burglaries where all that was taken was the female occupants underwear or lingerie. Most of the break-ins have occurred in the city with about two occurring in the county. (September 17, 2010, Page 2A)

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          Poor need more access to legal services

          More attorneys need to offer their time to provide pro bono — or free — services to the poor.

          That’s just one of several recommendations outlines in the recently released report from the Access to Justice Commission which summarizes findings of five public hearings held around Mississippi.

          (more…) (September 17, 2010, Page 1A)

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            City grants total $20K

            The Oxford Tourism Council approved community grants to four events with a total of $20,000. The council also approved final reports from recipients of last year’s grants although a motion to approve the Thacker Mountain Radio report from 2009 died from a lack of motion. (September 17, 2010, Page 1, 2a)

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              New shelter nears completion

              The new Oxford Lafayette Humane Society animal shelter should be ready by mid-November with plans to move in by the new year. The shelter cost almost $700,000 with funds privately donated as part of the society’s capital campaign and a portion donated from the city and county. (September 17, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Some early history of the Oxford School District

                Oxford EAGLE Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes to relate some of the history of the local school district, including its separation from the University of Mississippi and local integration as he urges local residents to continue working for local students by voting for the upcoming bond issue. (September 16, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Mary Lou Owens writes to remind cyclists that they are required to follow the same traffic laws and obey the same signs as automobiles. (September 16, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Officials agree dead tree must be removed

                    A limb from the large water oak on the east side of the Lafayette County Courthouse fell at about 5:30 Saturday morning onto the wrought-iron fence the surrounds the courthouse. The weight of the limb was so heavy that about 2 feet of the fence buckled, looking as though a car had slammed into it instead of a tree limb.

                    Now Oxford and Lafayette County officials are scrambling to get the large tree that has provided cool shade on the Square since William Faulkner was a youngster removed before another limb — or the entire tree — falls. (September 16, 2010, Page 1)

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