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Fun run to benefit breast cancer patients

The Pink Dress Run will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 on the Square. Registration is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the run which will begin at the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard and end at the Square. And of course, participants are asked to wear pink.

Registration fees will give participants a pink VIP band that allows them to take advantage of several post-race discounts at participating Square businesses.

For more information on how to register for the run or participate as a sponsor, visit pinkdressrun.com or call Ott at 801-6922 or send an e-mail to valorie_ott@bellsouth.net or williamhwatts@gmail.com. (October 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Cossar State Park gets reprieve

    Cossar State Park will stay open — for now.

    The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has decided to delay the closing the George Payne Cossar State Park, according to a letter sent Thursday to the Mississippi State Personnel Board.

    Last week, park officials announced the park would close due to the mounting financial problems that has caused the park to operate at a $300,000 annual deficit. (October 1, 2010, Page 1 A)

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      Coach pleads not guilty to sex charges

      Alabama high school football coach Dwight Bowling has pleaded not guilty to charges of having sexual relationships with minors and attempting to get one of his victims to lie to investigators about their relationship.

      Looking disheveled and 10 years older than his 55 years, Bowling, entered the not guilty plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Oxford before Magistrate S. Allan Alexander via his attorney Christi McCoy of Oxford. (September 30, 2010, Page 1)

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        County officials warn residents against burning in dry weather

        County officials were hoping to get an official burn ban in place for Lafayette County this morning at a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors; however, not enough supervisors were at the meeting to reach the quorum needed to approve the ban.

        Three out of five supervisors are necessary to vote on anything official. Supervisors Robert Blackmon and Lloyd Oliphant were the only supervisors present at the meeting.

        The item will be placed on the agenda for Monday’s regular meeting at 9 a.m. at the Chancery Building. (September 30, 2010, Page 1)

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          Watching your baby having a baby

          Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg relates the joys and worries of becoming a mother and, as in her case, becoming a grandmother. (September 30, 2010, Page 4)

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            Registration for November election ends Saturday

            The last day to register to vote in the upcoming general election on Nov. 2 is this Saturday.

            The Lafayette County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to accommodate last-minute voter registrations.

            Those wishing to vote absentee must have their ballots mailed in enough time for them to be at the Circuit Clerk’s Office by Nov. 1. The office will be open 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 to allow voters to come in and vote absentee. (September 29, 2010, Page 1)

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              Foster parent guilty of abusing foster child

              A Lafayette County jury took four hours to deliver a guilty verdict against a former Oxford man, charged with molesting his 16-year-old foster child.

              David Campbell, 46, was originally charged with fondling by a person in a position of trust or authority and sexual battery by a person in a position of trust or authority. The jury acquitted Campbell on the sexual battery, but found him guilty on the fondling charge. (September 28, 2010, Page 1)

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                Future of bowling alley unknown

                When The Lanes bowling alley burned down last week, more than just bowling shoes and pins were destroyed.

                “There was so much memorabilia up in that attic,” owner Gary Churchill said Monday about Oxford’s nearly 50-year-old bowling alley. “It’s just heart breaking”

                Churchill owned the business, but rented the space from Robert and Kay Churchill, his aunt and uncle, who owned the building that housed the bowling alley and the Brass Monkey, which was owned separately by Chris Phillips and Ricky Bowles. (September 28, 2010, Page 1)

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                  City OKs Foster to head tech school

                  During its regular meeting Friday, the Oxford School Board approved a motion to have Lafayette County School District Superintendent Mike Foster head up the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology.

                  The city and county school districts will split the cost of Foster’s $10,000-a-year raise. (September 27, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Whirlpool cleans up Oxford site

                    Whirlpool is working with the Mississippi Department of Environment Quality to clean up its former Oxford location.

                    To make sure the property is safe as well as marketable, Whirlpool has entered into an agreement with MDEQ to participate in its Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act to clean up an area in the defunct plant that showed the presence of hydraulic fluid, which has contaminated a 500-foot square foot area. (September 27, 2010, Page 1)

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