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Oxford’s first female police officer dies at 80

Martha Quay Barton Hudson, 80, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was Oxford’s first unofficial female police officer who worked on the Square doing traffic control when Oxford Elementary was located where the U.S. Federal Building now stands. (April 11, 2011, Page 2A)

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    Waste day a successful event

    On Saturday, the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Oxford, held the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Oxford Conference Center. (April 11, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Reaching out to addicts

      Tony Wiley, owner and operator of the long-term rehabilitation residential facility Branch of Hope that houses up to 16 men at a time, knows what his clients go through. He’s walked in their shoes. And in helping to keep them clean, his own battle with sobriety gains strength daily. (April 8, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Organizers hope Passion play becomes community event

        The North Oxford Baptist Church will present the Oxford Passion Play at 7 p.m. April 15-17. More than 350 adults and children make up the cast and crew to this large-scale performance. (April 8, 2011, Page 1B)

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          OPD conducts field sobriety testing

          While getting drunk in front of a room full of police officers wouldn’t normally be a good idea, five volunteers did just that Wednesday during a Standardized Field Sobriety Test school held at the Oxford Police Department. (April 7, 2011, Page 2)

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            Helping those helping others

            The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County awarded $332,900 to 16 local agencies and a total of 26 programs aimed at providing better education, health services and financial assistance to the needy. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)

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              Plein Air wants to gain resort status

              While the Village of Taylor Board of Aldermen voted to shoot down a request by the developers of Plein Air neighborhood in Taylor to sign an application to gain resort status and be able to sell alcohol in its commercial district, Mayor James E. Hamilton volunteered to sign the application in support of the resort status. (April 6, 2011, Page 1)

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                Officials welcome Baptist decision

                While the final site for a new $300 million hospital has not been selected as of Monday, county and city officials are breathing a collective sigh of relief over knowing where the new hospital won’t be going.

                Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials announced Monday during the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, that the hospital will no longer consider building the new facility on land located on Highway 6 West, a few miles outside Oxford’s city limits. (April 5, 2011, Page 1A)

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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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                    County upset with MDOT, MOU

                    During their regular meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to meet with city officials to go over a joint MOU with the Mississippi Department of Transportation in regards to three local projects including the interchange at the West Jackson Avenue/Highway 6 intersection. Both city and county officials have expressed concerns about MDOT changing previously agreed upon details. Other issues discussed Monday included United Way’s Excel by 5 application; a  redistricting resolution and property being transfered for the new Winchester plant. (April 5, 2011, Page 2A)

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