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Third parties host gatherings in Oxford

The Libertarian Party of Mississippi will host its annual convention in Oxford on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. and a dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. The Oxford Tea Party will also host its tax day rally at Avent Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (April 15, 2011, Page 5A)

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    Special people, places produce treasured memories

    Funerals, closings and retirements. All spark memories of people, places and events, as they did for Editor Don Whitten this week. Whitten takes a journey back down memory lane while thinking about Quay Hudson, the Downtown Grill and David Wells. (April 15, 2011, Page 4A)

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      The road to Jericho

      Most know the story of the Good Samaritan, but how many of us practice charity with any regularity? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at a handout he got the other day that explores the Indian Creed. Two principles he mentions involve not being greedy when others are in need and being in service to others. (April 15, 2011, Page 4A)

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        More details needed, not less

        The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission voted down an idea to change the ordinance that would allow people to demolish residences without a plan for a new structure, citing that just a landscape plan would not be enough. (April 14, 2011, Page 2)

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          MS walk set for this Saturday at Lamar Park

          The annual Walk MS in Oxford will be held this Saturday at Lamar Park. Sponsored by the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 3-mile walk will start at 9 a.m. (April 14, 2011, Page 1)

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            Riders go up with gas prices

            Ridership on the Oxford University Transit buses are up but so are gas prices leaving the commission concerned about the rest of the year’s budget. (April 14, 2011, Page 1)

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              Winning’s nice, but not necessary

              Special Olympics for Area 4 in North Mississippi were held on Wednesday with Carol Haney receiving the annual Cam Cooper Volunteer of the Year Award. (April 14, 2011, Page 1)

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                Embrace assumptions and draw the wrong conclusions

                It’s probably surprising the number of times we just assume that something we hear, read or think just isn’t that way. Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a closer look at a few of those assumptions you might get from just skimming the headlines, and warns that we need to watch our perceptions a bit closer. (April 14, 2011, Page 4)

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                  MDEQ warns: Don’t swim, fish near UM

                  The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality  issued a temporary water contact advisory Wednesday for Burney Branch and an unnamed tributary near the University of Mississippi campus. Officials say a new waste water treatment plant at the university may have leaked some sludge into the streams. MDEQ warns against swimming or fishing in the streams. (April 13, 2011, Page 2)

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                    MDOT helps keep Mississippi beautiful

                    Mississippi Department of Transportation of the District 2 office — that covers 17 counties including Lafayette County — will be cleaning up area highways from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday as part of the annual Trash Bash event. (April 13, 2011, Page 2)

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