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County gets back more than $600,000 from lawsuit

Lafayette County is about $600,000 richer after settling a lawsuit against the county’s former medical insurance company, Trustmark Group Benefits. (April 22, 2010, Page 2)

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    Appeal denied again for Williams

    Convicted killer David Jackson Williams has been denied for a second time by the Mississippi Court of Appeals.
    On Tuesday, six of the nine Court of Appeal Judges voted against granting Williams’ request for a rehearing. (April 22, 2010, Page 2)

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      City clears clutter caused by cables

      A $1 million project to put electric wires underground along University Avenue in the works for more than a year is now complete. (April 22, 2010, Page 1)

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        UM chancellor’s wife to speak on caregiving

        Lydia Jones wants other caregivers to know they aren’t alone.
        Jones will be the keynote speaker at Friday’s Caring for Aging Relatives Effectively Fair during a workshop at 9 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. (April 22, 2010, Page 1)

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          Leading the Green

          While admitting he had to be dragged into green interests, Mayor Pat Patterson said those who led him that way were right and he challenged the community to reach a 50 percent recycling goal by next year. The city currently has close to 41 percent recycling rates based on the number of residences within city limits. Patterson also offered the university a recycling bin that will be picked up for free by the city. The Mayor was on hand along with Chancellor Dan Jones to honor local sustainability leaders.

          (more…) (April 22, 2010, Page 1)

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            Cost of death penalty

            With the news that the Mississippi attorney general’s office is requesting permission to hold three executions during the month of May, staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the death penalty and what its effects cost communities and the state. (April 22, 2010, Page 4)

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              Small steps save energy

              To help with understanding how small green changes can make a big impact, both on the environment and on your wallet, today’s Green Week activities are focused on helping with energy audits. Outside the student union, members of Habitat For Humanity is working with low-income residents in the Oxford area to provide free consultations and upgrades to lower electric bills. Several university buildings are also competing to see who can reduce their energy consumption the most. A workshop on energy conservation will be open to the community at 2:30 today which looks at the many ways to reduce the amount of energy consumed.

               (April 21, 2010, Page 1)

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                Will hot dog cart remain?

                A law aimed at cracking down on transient vendors is on hold as the Oxford Board of Aldermen tries to figure out how to word the measure in a way that it doesn’t harm small businesses, such as the popular hot dog cart frequently parked outside the Freeland Law Firm. (April 21, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Thacker backers to stage radio play Thursday

                  To help raise funds for Thacker Mountain Radio and to kick off his eighth novel, “Infamous,” local author Ace Atkins is presenting a vintage radio-style serial with a host of local actors who will bring the book’s characters to life on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theater. Also featured in Oxford Town(April 21, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Recycling workshop set May 20

                    A free one-day workshop presented by the Southeast Recycling Development Council, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Recycling Coalition will help recycling programs improve efficiency and boost collection. The event is set for May 20 at the Oxford Convention Center. (April 21, 2010, Page 7)

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