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Letter to the Editor

Longtime educator Linda L. Norwood writes an open letter to the Oxford School Board wondering if they’re up to date on current events in light of their move to have voters decide on a $30 bond issue for the local school system. (July 20, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Military mom forms support group

    Now that her son is safely home from Iraq, Lynda Walker wants to help other moms who have children serving overseas in the military. Walker and Lisa Seaburg are organizing the first Mississippi chapter of the Blue Star Moms of Mississippi. While seeking membership, the chapter is planning their first project to send packages overseas during Christmas. Walker says that Blue Star Moms is a group that offers support and promotes patriotism. (July 19, 2010, Page 1)

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      Curtain rises on this week’s Faulkner Conference

      The 37th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference opening event was ideal. For visitors, the evening was a perfect mix of a hot Mississippi summer, good food, and lots of talk about William Faulkner. This year’s conference focus is Faulkner and film. During the opening event Faulkner scholar Matt Ramsey, introduced the opening night film “Roads of  Glory.” (July 19, 2010, Page 1)

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        City weighs deer control plan

        Soon gardners may be asked to consider growing plants that deer don’t prefer. This is just one solution to Oxford’s growing deer population. City Emergency Management Coordinator Jimmy Allgood is looking for an answer from the Oxford Board of Alderman. A public hearing on the proposed deer management plan will be held Tuesday. (July 19, 2010, Page 1)

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          How many of you know our state song?

          Newspapers and libraries are often called for information that no one else seems to have, and one question that’s come to The EAGLE lately involves Mississippi’s state song. Editor Don Whitten recalls learning the song, “Go Mississippi,” during his elementary school days. (July 19, 2010, Page 4)

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            Crucial meeting set on bond issue

            You can help decide Monday whether the Oxford School District moves forward with a possible $30 million bond referendum to build a new high school and make other capital improvements. The Oxford School Board meets at 5 p.m. Monday at Oxford High School to gather input from the community about the bond issue before it votes to place the referendum before the voters. (July 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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              UM mascots down to five

              The land shark is still in the running alongside Hotty and Toddy as two of the five top mascot choices for the University of Mississippi. With more than 13,000 votes, the Student Mascot Selection Committee had a tough job narrowing down to the final five: bear, horse, lion, land shark and Hotty and Toddy. (July 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Voters face big decision with ‘personhood’ proposal

                Staff writer Melanie Addington points to the initiative concerning changing wording in state law defining when a human becomes a person and worries about the government getting even more involved in life choices for women. She talks about a recent lawsuit filed over the issue and argues that we could spend our time better to help our youth. (July 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  Bus system prepars for students’ return

                  Oxford University Transit will have a new fall schedule beginning Aug. 9. New stops and changes are being made to the Green Line which operates Monday through Friday. (July 15, 2010, Page 2)

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                    Supervisors want to keep Drug Court here

                    Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth filed a “cease and decist” order against the Layfayette County Board of Supervisors. Howorth claims that the supervisors continually interfere with court operations since the current board took office in 2008. (July 15, 2010, Page 1)

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