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Bonds OK’d for school updates

With no one filing a petition against the Oxford School District’s plans to sell $3 million in bonds to renovate Della Davidson Elementary School and the Oxford Middle School, the city school board voted unanimously on Thursday to sell the bonds for the projects. (February 11, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Illegal dumpers caught on camera

    Lafayette County Solid Waste Manager Bobby Jones said his department has caught six people illegally dumping on developed land in the county using hunting, motion-detection cameras in “hot spots” around the county where they’ve seen repeated dumping violations. (February 11, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Salvation Army finds a new home

      The Oxford Salvation Army has a brand spankin’ new home thanks to a local builder who wanted to design a building that would fill the needs for the organizations that works so hard to fill the needs of others.

      On Tuesday, director Lisa Coleman cut the red ribbon at the grand opening of the new building that was constructed in three months time. The new Salvation Army is located at 2647 West Oxford Loop. (February 10, 2011, Page 1)

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        Officials: Stay off roads

        So far this year, Oxford has seen its fourth snowiest winter ever, according to Marlene Mickelson, hydrometeorological technician with the NWS. The record is 20 inches of snow from December to February in 1985-86.

        Wednesday’s 5 inches of snow shut down schools in Oxford and Lafayette County. Freezing temperatures caused roads to be covered in ice. Officials don’t expect the roads to improve much throughout the day. (February 10, 2011, Page 1)

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          Local students show patriotism in essay contest

          The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and local veteran organizations  honored the winners in this year’s Voice of Democracy Speech competition for high school students and the Patriot’s Pen Essay contest for middle school students Tuesday night at an awards ceremony. (February 9, 2011, Page 2)

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            Redistricting meeting set Friday

            With the results of the 2010 Census calculated, the Standing Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment has scheduled a series of public meetings to allow the public an opportunity to discuss the effects the census will have on redistricting for the Mississippi Senate and House of Representatives.

            The first in this series of meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Johnson Commons ballroom on the campus of the University of Mississippi. (February 9, 2011, Page 1)

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              Downtown Grill to be Bouré’s new home

              After a three-year search to find Bouré a new home, its owner, chef John Currence, has teamed up with businessman Stefano Capomazza to purchase the building that has housed the popular fine-dining establishment, the Downtown Grill, for his restaurant. (February 8, 2011, Page 1A)

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                County pulls plug on ‘bath salts’

                While the Mississippi Legislature is looking at a law to ban fake bath salts, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance Monday that makes the item illegal to possess and sell in the county.

                The “bath salts” contain several dangerous chemicals including mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovaleron, which is a psychoactive drug that acts like a stimulant that has four times the potency of drugs like Ritalin.

                Referred to as synthetic cocaine in the ordinance, the bath salts have been linked to violent behavior in its users. (February 8, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Supervisors send subdivision squabble back to county planners

                  County Engineer Larry Britt updated the board as to the status of the eight-lot University Heights subdivision, owned by James Davis, that apparently was built in 2004 without having a plat on file.

                  County Attorney David O’Donnell said a suit was filed in June against Davis for noncompliance of the subdivision regulations, however, the suit was dismissed due to the complaint being “vague.” (February 8, 2011, Page 2A)

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                    Empty Bowls fills hungry stomachs

                    The eighth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for The Pantry will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church.

                    Last year the event raised more than $15,000 for The Pantry — a nonprofit organization that began in 1982 to provide food on an emergency basis to eligible residents in Lafayette County and is staffed by volunteers. (February 8, 2011, Page 3A)

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