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Obamas’ private vacation costs public money

Local columnist T.J. Ray admits that the Obamas are not the first “first family” to take private vacations that include things paid for with taxpayer dollars, but he does question if it sends the wrong message in today’s trying financial times. (August 9, 2010, Page 4)

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    New principal begins first year of leadership at Oxford High

    Mike Martin might be in his first day of school as the new principal of Oxford High School, but he’s spent months preparing for this day. Martin talks about his main goals as the new head of the high school in the first of an occasional series of articles with articles during his first year in his new job.

     (August 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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      1,000 jobs headed to Oxford?

      Employment at Oxford’s Winchester ammunition-making plant may grow by 1,000 jobs over the next thee to five years if the Olin Corp., an East Alton, Ill.-based company, decides to move its Centerfire ammunition manufacturing operation here. A report from East Alton says the company is considering moving the jobs to Oxford. (August 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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        Using black-and-white film to capture Oxford’s true colors

        When Deborah Freeland first came to Oxford as a graduate student in 1975 from Houston, Texas, she was intrigued with the small town feel of Oxford and wanted to capture the spirit with the eye of a newcomer. Those early black-and-white photos are featured at Southside Gallery this week. (August 6, 2010, Page 1B)

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          Story-telling teens to make debut at Folk Festival

          This Sunday, teens from the Barksdale Boys & Girls Club of North Mississippi in Oxford will get a chance to tell hundreds of people the story of a man who sold his soul to the devil to become the King of the Delta Blues during the annual Yocona International Folk Festival. (August 6, 2010, Page 3A)

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            Finding solutions for obesity, mental health problems

            The United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County is trying to come up with ways to battle obesity through education and providing needy families with healthy food. Read the third story in the series how the United Way hopes to transition Oxford. (August 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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              It’s almost too hot for heat-related jokes

              With temperatures moving into triple-digits and “feels like” temps in the 120s, it’s not surprising that there are a lot of “How hot was it?” and “It was so hot that …” jokes floating around. Editor Don Whitten passes along some he’s heard recently before getting serious and giving some helpful hints for dealing with the extreme heat now and ahead. (August 6, 2010, Page 4A)

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                City schools change security agreement

                Oxford City Schools will have two less Oxford Police Department officers on school campuses this year after the city and district agreed to a new School Resource Officer agreement. (August 5, 2010, Page 2)

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                  City OKs pay hike for workers

                  City employees can expect to see a 1.5 percent raise again this year after the Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Wednesday in favor of the across-the-board increase for all employees in the proposed 2010-2011 fiscal year budget. (August 5, 2010, Page 1)

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                    City adopts deer management plan

                    Oxford formerly adopted the Deer Management Plan city officials have been developing over the past year in response to the growing deer population inside the city limits.

                    For the full plan, visit www.oxfordms.net or request a copy at City Hall. (August 5, 2010, Page 1)

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