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Land records now available online

For $30 a month, interested parties can view all deeds and land records filed at the Lafayette County Chancery Clerk’s office.
The information went online on June 15, thanks to Delta Computer Systems which hosts the website where the records are available. Delta also hosts records for the Circuit Court and Tax Collector/Assessor. (June 21, 2010, Page 2)

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    Burton returns to open Miss Punkin’s

    Finding that special gift for that special someone may be easier now with the opening of Miss Punkin’s. Located on Highway 334, owner Emily Burton moved back of Oxford after owning a store in Olive Branch for two years. (June 21, 2010, Page 5)

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      UM creates new position to fight poverty

      The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts has teamed up with Americorps to be a host site for a new position designed to fight poverty in North Mississippi.

      Currently taking applications, the Volunteer In Service To America — or VISTA — employee will be a one-year full time position that includes a living allowance, health benefits and an education grant which can be used for graduate education or to repay student loans. (June 21, 2010, Page 1)

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        Wood bat stories bring back memories

        “Coach, do you remember wood bats?” “Did they have wooden bats when you played?” Those questions came regularly back during Editor Don Whitten’s days coaching youth baseball and he was reminded of some of those memories and of his days playing with wood bats after reading a couple of recent stories in the sports section. (June 21, 2010, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Barbara J. Smith of the Pantry writes to thank volunteers last month and to let local gardeners know that any extra fruit and vegetables they have can be donated to the Pantry to go to local clients, while Jim Brasher writes to talk about encouraging and inspirational TV from “The Foundation for a Better Life.” (June 21, 2010, Page 4)

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            Hands off Drug Court

            Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth is ordering the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors to “cease and desist” from interfering with operations of the Circuit Court, particularly the Drug Court. An order filed Thursday demands the supervisors to comply with all reasonable requests made by and on behalf of the Drug Court pertaining to Drug Court funds administered by Lafayette County. (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Oxford woman becomes homeowner with help of USDA loan

              After renting for several years, Lori Barnes can sum up how she feels about finally owning her own home in one word.
              “Mine,” she said with a chuckle. “Mine, mine, mine. I can do what I want. I can paint it lime green if I want to.”

              Through the help of the USDA Rural Grant Program, she is now the proud owner of a brick home in Garden Terrace. (June 18, 2010, Page 9A)

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                Supervisor leaves county business behind to help orphans in Africa

                Ray Sockwell Jr. took off his Lafayette County supervisor hat for three weeks and replaced it with his U.S. Marine reservist helmet when he went to Morocco in May. 1st Sgt. Sockwell helped raise money for medical supplies for an orphanage.. (June 18, 2010, Page 2A)

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                  Rhythm Revival’s main event Saturday

                  The Oxford Rhythm Revival is set to pick back up on Saturday after Thursday evening’s kickoff on the Thacker Mountain Radio show.
                  The radio show featured Jimbo Mathus’ “Mosquitoville: Mississippi Songs and Stories.” Proceeds from Thursdays and Saturday’s events benefit the Oxford Medical Ministries,
                  Local artists are also getting involved with Saturday’s outdoor festival that runs near Oxford City Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with events from 7 pm to midnight at several local bars. One $20 ticket will grant unlimited access to all of Saturday’s events, including the shows at each of the participating venues. Tickets can be purchased on the event website www.oxfordrhythmrevival.com.

                   (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Caregivers at NMRC charged with abuse crimes

                    Two former caregivers with the North Mississippi Regional Center have been charged with crimes against vulnerable adults, according to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.
                    Charged were Maggie Warren, 40, of Bruce and Zeporia Jones, 24, of 116 County Road 449 in Lafayette County.

                     (June 18, 2010, Page 2A)

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