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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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            Commission approves new AT&T cell tower

            The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved a new cell tower to be constructed on Highway 30 by AT&T during its Monday’s meeting. Representatives from SBA Communications of Alabama appeared before the commission to have a tower, which will be leased and used by AT&T, constructed on Highway 30 next to the Calvary Baptist Church. (July 27, 2010, Page 3A)

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              Caching in on Oxford’s history

              Oxford’s Convention and Tourism Bureau is hiding buried treasure which could mean extra cash for businesses. Using geocaching the Oxford Convention and Tourism Bureau hopes to attract more visitors to the area. With an estimated 5 geocachers worldwide this treasure hunting activity is a growing area of tourism, and Oxford is ready with 60 hidden caches. (July 26, 2010, Page 1)

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                Funds still available for shelters

                Thanks to grants being offered by Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, finding a safe place away from tornadoes will be much easier for those who take advantage of a program that reimburses residents up to $4,000 to help build a safe storm shelter on their property. (July 26, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Social media sites changing law

                  Like many judges around the country, Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth has had to start including warnings to jurors that as long as they are sitting on the jury, they can’t discuss the case on any social media outlet, such as Facebook, Myspace and Twitter. (July 26, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    William A “Bill” Frohn writes to urge local officials to consider tranquilizer guns and darts to take down deer temporarily and make it easier and safer to remove them, while Carolyn Ross gives readers some thoughts to ponder as the midterm elections draw near. (July 26, 2010, Page 4)

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