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UM unveils final three mascots

Polling opened today at 8 a.m. for the University of Mississippi community to choose a new mascot. The polling process runs until Tuesday, with three choices: a land shark, bear and Hotty Toddy. For information on how to vote, visit mascot.olemiss.edu.

(more…) (October 5, 2010, Page 1)

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    Bond denied for alleged panty pirate

    The man charged with breaking into several homes and stealing women’s lingerie has been denied bond.

    Joseph Paul Lillo, of the Law Hills community in Marshall County, was arrested Sunday and charged with 11 counts of burglary for allegedly breaking into homes in the LOU area since June.

    (more…) (October 5, 2010, Page 1)

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      County burn ban approved

      During its regular meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors invoked a burn ban for the county due to dry conditions.

      The ban is in effect until Nov. 1, although it could be lifted sooner if conditions improve sufficiently.

      (more…) (October 5, 2010, Page 1)

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        Lafayette schools target test scores

        After being put on academic watch this year, Lafayette School District is overhauling teaching methods to get scores up for the next round of state testing that begins in March. At each school, new strategies are being implemented to improve test scores and to better track student progress. (October 5, 2010, Page 1, 2)

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          OHS Charger named finalist in competition

          The Charger, Oxford High School’s newspaper, was named one of 54 finalists in the Newspaper Pacemaker competition. The winner will be announced in Kansas City on Nov. 13. (October 5, 2010, Page 5)

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            Education briefs

            • Brittany Foster graduates from University of Cincinnati
            • LMS, UM to receive recycling bins
            • Student financial competition begins
            • Polk and Hamid named as semifinalists to National Achievement Scholarship Program
            • Former student returns to School of Applied Tech for talk
            • Ashley White wins award
            • UM Business moves to private sector

             (October 5, 2010, Page 5)

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              T. Roy, The Tater Tycoon

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of Terence Royal who, after being turned down for a janitorial position, began a local produce operation that eventually helped his entire family. (October 5, 2010, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Jack Howard writes to explain the position of many residents of the Avent Park Hills area in regard to proposals about Cedar Oaks, which is located there. He explains that safety for the people who live there is the major concern, and should be addressed when considering an exception to the municipal code. (October 5, 2010, Page 4)

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                  *BREAKING NEWS* Panty pirate’s name released

                  The Oxford Police Department has released the name of the man they claim has broken into about 14 homes in the LOU community since June, stealing the under garments of at least nine women.

                  Joseph Paul Lillo, 32, has been charged with nine counts of burglary and is being held at the Lafayette County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing this afternoon.

                  Lillo was arrested Sunday in Marshall County after investigators obtained a warrant when a witness reported seeing Lillo’s vehicle on Eagle Nest Lane on Saturday. A woman returning home at about 6 p.m. discovered her house had been broken into and that someone had stolen her panties. (October 4, 2010)

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                    Community launches literacy campaign

                    The Oxford community has adopted the a new literacy campaign, One Book, One Community, which is a collaborative effort to promote literacy across the community by encouraging people to read a specified book each academic year.

                    “Listening is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project” has been chosen as the one book for the community to read this year. (October 4, 2010, Page 1A)

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