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Alyssa Schnugg

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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              Lamar House officially opens

              The doors to the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum officially opened Friday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the newly renovated home. (April 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Lafayette County gets help to clean up dumps

                Lafayette County has been awarded a $14,000 grant by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to offset costs of cleaning up illegal dumps. (April 1, 2011, Page 5A)

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                  Support shown for sexual assault victims

                  In honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the SistahSpeak organization is asking all women — and brave men — to dab on their brightest red lip stick for “Lips of Love.” (April 1, 2011, Page 12A)

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                    Early education key to success

                    The United Way will be asking the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors on Monday to appoint a representative to sit on a 15-member coalition to determine the community’s needs and resources for early childhood education. (April 1, 2011, Page 1A)

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