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Class to teach naturalization process

The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services will offer a class to legal, permanent residents on the ins and outs of how to become a U.S. citizen. The two-hour class, which will be taught in English, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library and will be free to all those interested in attending. (March 10, 2010, Page 3)

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    UM launches Violence Prevention Office

    The University of Mississippi recently created the Violence Prevention Office to educate and, hopefully, reduce and prevent incidences of sexual assault, date violence and stalking. The new office received $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to help fund its operations, Coordinator Linda Abbott told members of the UM Faculty Senate on Tuesday.

     (March 10, 2010, Page 1)

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      Some pets can be an invasive species

      Local columnist T.J. Ray discusses invasive species of animals and wonders if pit bulls should be added to the list because of all of the problems they cause. (March 10, 2010, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Gerald P. Greig writes to urge Mississippians to ask their representatives in Washington to support a Senate Bill that will thank and support financially those who served in the Merchant Marines in World War II. (March 10, 2010, Page 4)

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          The Gin – Hotter than hot!

          Longtime Oxonian John Morgan recalls many happy stops at The Gin, whose downtown location (that had been closed for several years) burned earlier in the week. Morgan explains what it’s like to be a “Gin person.” (March 10, 2010, Page 4)

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            Woodlawn zoning change OK’d

            A change in the zoning for the area near Woodlawn subdivision was finally approved by the Oxford Planning Commission after months of discussion. The deal includes a land trade between the city and property owner in order to create a community park adjacent to the subdivision. The zoning changes — which must still be OK’d by the Oxford Board of Aldermen — affect about 44 acres of land around what would become West Oxford Loop Extended.

             (March 9, 2010, Page 1)

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              UM takes on MSU to help cure cancer

              The rivalry between the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University is in full swing this month, although this time the two universities won’t be competing for an Egg Bowl trophy. Instead, they will be competing to see who can raise the most money to help cure cancer. This year there will be two Relay for Life events: One for the university on April 9, and a community event is set for April 30. (March 9, 2010, Page 1)

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                Wildfires catch on

                Since Thursday, Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Chief Larry McKinney has lost count on the exact numbers of brush, wood and tree fires in the county.
                “It was around 10 to 15 fires we responded to through Sunday,” McKinney said. They’ve been common lately thanks to dry leaves and dead grass as people burn off brush piles. (March 9, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Fred Brown questions why state legislators and government officials hire state biologists and then don’t seem to always follow their advice when it comes to hunting laws and guidelines, while Edwin C. LeGrand III urges Mississippians to find out more about individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities during March which is IDD Month. (March 9, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Like, Whatever

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed, who teaches composition and literature classes, has seen a wide variety of answers to questions, particularly bonus questions, on exams. Reed gives a few examples of some of the unusual and entertaining prose his students have offered recently. (March 9, 2010, Page 4)

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