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I Hope They Starve

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes on those who don’t like much about our state, our region or our country, but don’t mind living here. He suggests they live elsewhere and see how well they fare. (May 4, 2010, Page 4)

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    City schools crack down on attendance

    A new compulsory school attendance policy that follows state law will bring some significant changes to parents and students who miss more than 12 days in a school year. One of the options – Saturday school. (May 4, 2010, Page 6)

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      OUS to offer transitional first grade

      Oxford University School will be the first in the community to offer a transitional first-grade class for the 2010-2011 school year. The transition year, popular in many places, is for students whose birthdays fall near the school registration deadline and who may not have the emotional maturity to transition into a full-scale first-grade program. (May 4, 2010, Page 7)

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        Men convicted of rape appealing verdict

        The three men charged with having sex with a 4-year-old girl are asking the Mississippi District 4 Court of Appeals to overturn the verdict that sent them all to jail for the rest of their lives. (May 4, 2010, Page 2)

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          Tutor family home hit, but no one injured

          It lasted less than five minutes, but it felt like an eternity to the Tutor family as their home was being ripped away by a tornado early Sunday morning.

          The tornado moved their home about five feet off its foundation and ripped away the 100-year-old oak trees, but everyone was safe. (May 3, 2010, Page 1A-10A)

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            Twister leaves death, destruction

            The tornado that left one Abbeville woman dead and two homes destroyed was an EF 2 tornado, which means it was fast and powerful, according to the National Weather Service. The twister produced winds of up to 130 mph.
            Two tornadoes were spawned by a supercell thunderstorm; the other hit Ashland where it killed three people. (May 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Fierce storm kills 1

              Diagnosed with cancer, Daniel Mertz was struggling with medical bills and other expenses when he sat down with Ability Works general case manager Phyllis Sabbatini on Thursday.
              “I was without hope, but after just 30 minutes of talking to her, I had hope again,” Mertz said this morning. “She was just that type of person. Very kind and very understanding.”
              Mertz found out this morning that Sabbatini died Sunday morning when her Abbeville home was ravaged by an EF2 tornado. (May 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Business offers gourmet meals to go

                When Mary Catherine Guest was asked by her daughter, Olivia King, to help her open her food emporium in Madison, Guest agreed and helped with developing recipes and served as a support, both financially and emotionally.
                Her role as helper soon turned into business operator when Olivia asked her mother to open a second Olivia’s Food Emporium on the Square in downtown Oxford. (May 3, 2010, Page 6A)

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                  College graduates and the job market

                  A survey by Monster.com about jobs and earnings for college graduates doesn’t pain the prettiest picture for those graduating this spring. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the survey’s results and their application in the real world. (May 3, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Galen Armstrong writes about the offshore oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico and how we need to deal with it, while Lee Harris writes to clarify an advertisement and the position of Funky’s restaurant and bar in regard to Double Decker and Sunday alcohol sales. (May 3, 2010, Page 4A)

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