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Reminder: Calling 911 is for emergency use only

Lafayette County 911 dispatch Supervisor Becky Barnett reminds parents to make sure batteries are taken out of old cell phones given to children to play with and that 911 isn’t the place to call for directions. (April 5, 2011, Page 2A)

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    9/11, books and the First Amendment

    With the on-again, off-again plans of a Florida preacher to burn copies of the Quran in the news, staff writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at issues involving the First Amendment and protection of freedom of speech. There’s a fine line that can be crossed when speech or actions become threats and dangerous to others, and there are many that feel this situation fits the bill. (September 10, 2010, Page 4A)

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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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        Taking calls that save lives

        Located inside the same building as the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and Detention Center, E911 handles and dispatches all fire calls for both the city and county, police emergencies for the Sheriff’s Department and all medical emergency calls, dispatching ambulances from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, for both the city and county. (April 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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