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Hurricane Katrina

Isaac brings back memories of 2005′s Katrina

Memories of a far deadlier storm seven years to the day are shared by Oxford locals – some transplants to Oxford after the storm. (August 29, 2012, Page 14)

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    Kayaking for a cause

    Ole Miss students Bowman Hitchens and Rob Treppendahl are planning a 60-day journey down the Mississippi River this summer to raise $50,000 for Interfaith Compassion Ministries in Oxford. Watch a video about the duo’s journey here.

     (March 31, 2011, Page 1)

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      Planning Commission OKs Katrina-cottage subdivision

      The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved Monday the preliminary and final plat for a small rental unit subdivision that will feature “Katrina cottages.” (March 29, 2011, Page 2)

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        Record numbers enroll at UM

        The University of Mississippi set a new enrollment record with the largest freshman class ever in the 162-year history of Ole Miss, numbers are also up for total enrollment at UM. With 3,089 new freshman on campus, the university saw a 19.9 percent increase over last fall. Preliminary enrollment figures show UM’s total unduplicated head count on all its campuses is 19,536, another record. (September 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Let’s remember all affected by Katrina

          Hurricane Katrina hit land – on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi – five years ago Sunday. Editor Don Whitten mentions all of the programs and specials marking the fifth anniversary of the deadly and destructive hurricane, but wonders why it seems like there is usually more mention of New Orleans than of the effect on Mississippi. (August 30, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Katrina left some positive marks on Oxford

            Five years ago Sunday, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Mississippi Gulf Coast, New Orleans and surrounding Gulf areas, killing about 2,000 and displacing more than 250,000 people from their homes.

            In Oxford, evacuees flooded local hotels and bunked in with family and friends. Law enforcement and emergency management officials say things ran smoothly due to having emergency plans in place. (August 27, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Keeping safe, healthy during the season

              With the Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer, it’s almost impossible to avoid mosquitoes, lots of sunshine and barbecues over the next few months.
              Taking a few extra steps can keep summer a safe and happy time for all residents. (May 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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