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County OKs shooting range plan

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors gave the go ahead on a new shooting range proposed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. The range is to be located of County Road 309 and 361. (July 8, 2014, Page 1)

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    Water Valley to get 158 new jobs

    Governor Phil Bryant and BorgWarner officials announced the expansion of the Water Valley location and the creation of 158 new jobs in the town yesterday. (July 8, 2014, Page 1)

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      Budget review process begins

      The Oxford Board of Aldermen began the budget review process Monday meeting with several department heads to go over their proposed budgets, including the Oxford Conference Center which reported such a large increase in revenue it needs less city funds this year to cover its expenses. (July 8, 2014, Page 1)

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        Lafayette County Metro Narcotics investigation nets 31 felony arrests

        The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics, along with other local law enforcement agencies, conducted a drug sting and served more than 30 warrants Tuesday. (July 8, 2014, Page 2A)

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          That $20

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story he heard from his group of storytellers about a boxing match between fighters from two rival towns and how one of the boxers had to work extra to get his desired outcome. (July 8, 2014, Page 4)

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            4th offers full day of events

            Locals, visitors enjoy parade, concert and fireworks during the LOU Fourth of July Celebration Friday. (July 7, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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              Former ‘Water Valley man’ writes mystery

              Neely Tucker, one of the first Oxford EAGLE reporters to cover government, education, sports, et cetera in Water Valley in the mid-1980s, has written his debut novel, a mystery titled “The Ways of the Dead.” Editor Don Whitten looks at Tuckers travels since writing for The EAGLE and reviews Tucker’s book. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Charles Dollar writes to point out — and list many of the names — that many white Mississippians who participated in the civil rights movement are often overlooked or forgotten. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Holiday brings family reunion

                  Sergent Robert Watts returned from his 9 month tour in Afganistan and surprised his two daughters today in Avent Park. Watts also met his 3 month old son when he stepped off the plane in Tupelo early Thursday morning. (July 4, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Construction workers unhappy with new UM parking regulation

                    Construction workers will have to park inside their fenced construction areas or off campus as of Tuesday, after a new regulation went into effect requiring them to park in the park-and-ride parking lots and get shuttled onto campus if there is no room inside the fence. (July 4, 2014, Page 2A)

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