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Loans available for local farmers, ranchers

With President Barack Obama’s declaring Mississippi a disaster area after storms wrecked havoc on several counties in April, farmers in Lafayette County are now eligible for emergency loans. (May 13, 2010, Page 2A)

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    Youth job program in danger

    The Summer Coin program put 1,500 teens to work last summer, keeping them off the streets and allowing them to be vital contributors to their families, all the while learning important life lessons and work ethics that would stay with them for a lifetime.
    While the folks at Three Rivers are hoping to be able to put teens to work again this summer, the necessary funds needed are being tied up in Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Hotel project moves forward

      Despite ongoing dissent from many who live in the Jefferson Avenue neighborhood and other city residents, both downtown historic commissions approved a request for a new hotel and parking lot near the Square. The Historic Preservation Commission voted 5-4 on favor of the new hotel. The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission voted 4-1 in favor of the parking lot across the street. (May 13, 2010, Page 1A, 5A)

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        Buses’ routes scaled back

        Ridership for the Oxford University Transit bus system in April was up with 16,255 riders, an increase of 1,466 passengers from March. Despite the increased ridership this spring, with the onset of summer, expectations of ridership numbers are lower. (May 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Free prescription discount cards to be available Friday

          A free prescription discount card will be available beginning Friday at Oxford City Hall and other properties to any resident of the city. The National League of Cities has partnered with CVS Pharmacies to provide a 20 percent discount on any drugs not covered by insurance. (May 13, 2010, Page 8A)

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            Police serve us in so many ways

            Sometimes you don’t realize how much comfort and service policemen provide – until you need them in the middle of the night or at an emergency. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg reminds readers to support their local law enforcement officers during National Police Week. (May 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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              Who’s not guilty?

              Local columnist T.J. Ray takes on litter with a column showing how easy some folks must think it is to clean up trash since they don’t hesitate to put it out. Who among us is not guilty? (May 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Headlighting appeal wins

                A man found guilty of headlighting deer won an appeal in the Lafayette County Circuit Court during the April court term. See his story and the entire court term results. (May 12, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Students celebrate school’s end

                  Oxford High School’s 200 seniors spent the day in the sun enjoying games and a cookout as a celebration of their senior year the day before final exams begin for many. School officials say the event was to do something fun for seniors, but also help cut down on school pranks. (May 12, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Blown switch: 1,500 in the dark

                    A blown switch at the Oxford Electric Department substation left about 1,500 residents without power for about an hour Tuesday afternoon. (May 12, 2010, Page 1)

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