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Remembering the Lorenzen Wright I knew

Editor Don Whitten looks back over years of contact with former Lafayette High School, University of Memphis and NBA standout Lorenzen Wright after learning Wednesday that Wright’s body had been found outside Memphis. (July 29, 2010, Page 4)

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    IRS cracks down on charities

    Close to 50 charities in the community are at risk of losing their tax-exempt status if they don’t file tax returns by Oct. 15, according to the Internal Revenue Service. (July 28, 2010, Page 1)

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      Getting smart by going green

      Whatever a business may do to go green, the members of the new Smart Business Alliance are available to provide encouragement and assistance. The inaugural meeting of the Smart Business Alliance on Tuesday had members discussing a variety of ideas on how to better organize and inform the community. (July 28, 2010, Page 1)

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        Oxford Alcohol Commission holds first meeting Thursday

        The new Oxford Alcohol Commission, created after several months of debate over whether Oxford should expand alcohol sles to Sunday, will host its first meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday. (July 28, 2010, Page 2)

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          Who cooks your barbecue ribs?

          Editor Don Whitten notes that there are more and more local and regional barbecue joints and restaurants, sparking a trip back in time to when there weren’t very many options outside of those cooked at home. Who’s your favorite – the Rendezvous, Corky’s, Dreamland or any of several top-notch local barbecue specialists? (July 28, 2010, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Charles L. Ray writes to ask about profits sheets and balance sheets on the OUT bus system serving Oxford and the University of Mississippi, while members of the Lovelady family write to thank all of those involved with the “Preacher” Lovelady benefit golf tournament held recently. (July 28, 2010, Page 4)

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              5-year-old saves home from fire

              John Preston Turner Jr. knew something just wasn’t right when he saw smoke coming from his friends’ chimney at about 8:15 Saturday evening.
              “Daddy, look,” John Preston said to his father, Preston Turner. “Joe has a fire going.”

              “I didn’t think anything of it at first,” Turner said. “But then I thought, ‘That was odd,’ since it was about 100 degrees outside.” (July 27, 2010, Page 1A)

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                UM braces for record enrollment

                After a record freshman class in the fall of 2009, University of Mississippi officials are preparing for yet another record-breaking enrollment of freshmen this fall. (July 27, 2010, Page 1B)

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                  Schools continue bond effort

                  If voters approve the Oct. 26 referendum for a $30 million school bond issue, the first step will be to spend $1 million to purchase land for a new high school. The Oxford School Board approved its bond referendum priorities at Monday’s meeting. (July 27, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Bike Walk group announces new director

                    Bike Walk organization will take a new path on Monday and relocate to Jackson. Moving from Oxford will not change the organization’s goals but is being done merely to accomdate new director Melody Moody who lives in Jackson. (July 27, 2010, Page 3A)

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