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Former ICS employee wins suit

A former teacher, Mary Luster-Johnson, won her case against HeadStart and was awarded $750,000 by a local jury Friday. Luster-Johnson claimed she was fired for complaining about the director’s misuse of funds. Luster-Johnson, formerly second-in-command of the Oxford center, sued the Institute of Community Services Inc. of Holly Springs, which operates the HeadStart schools in Oxford and Holly Springs.

 (March 15, 2010, Page 1)

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    Help find a cure for MS

    The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is set to hold a three-mile walk in Oxford on March 27. For details on the event, see today’s story or visit the community calendar(March 15, 2010, Page 1)

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      End of road for colonel?

      Colonel Reb’s days could be numbered as he is set to enter the College Vault Program this August. The College Licensing Company, the agent for the University of Mississippi’s licensing issues, released a memo this week to all licensees that the image of the Colonel may only be licensed through August 31. After that, he enters the College Vault Program where the image can only be licensed out for special occasions for historical use. (March 12, 2010, Page 1A)

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        A special delivery

        The Oxford EAGLE has a group of special carriers who sell newspapers each day around the campus of North Mississippi Regional Center. They’re a team of 16 NMRC clients who’ve excelled in their salesmanship lately — from 25 papers a day to 85 a day, and now aiming for a goal of selling 100 per day. The clients get to keep a percentage of the profit from each 50-cent sale. (March 12, 2010, Page 1B)

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          NMRC clients volunteer all over town

          OXFORD LIVING — Being a volunteer takes on special meaning for 20 North Mississippi Regional Center clients. As part of a program that began in 2005, the clients with a variety of developmental disabilities work at numerous volunteer stations throughout Oxford to help make an impact on the community. The volunteers are involved throughout 28 different organizations in the community. (March 12, 2010, Page 1B)

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            Rains cause flash floods

            The city is looking to alleviate flooding problems after severe rains on Wednesday night brought water into city homes and apartments. Laurel Grove Apartments and homes on Chandler Avenue both saw debris buildup and flooding in their yards and homes. (March 11, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Square too flashy?

              The Oxford Planning Commission approved Monday a change in the city’s sign regulations that could soon lead to fewer neon signs and banners on the Square, if the change is approved by the Oxford Board of Aldermen.

               (March 10, 2010, Page 1)

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                Softball field work to begin

                Site construction on a new softball field for Oxford High School is expected to begin March 22 after the Oxford School Board approved the low bidder, Bennett Construction Inc. on Tuesday. (March 10, 2010, Page 2)

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                  UM launches Violence Prevention Office

                  The University of Mississippi recently created the Violence Prevention Office to educate and, hopefully, reduce and prevent incidences of sexual assault, date violence and stalking. The new office received $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to help fund its operations, Coordinator Linda Abbott told members of the UM Faculty Senate on Tuesday.

                   (March 10, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Woodlawn zoning change OK’d

                    A change in the zoning for the area near Woodlawn subdivision was finally approved by the Oxford Planning Commission after months of discussion. The deal includes a land trade between the city and property owner in order to create a community park adjacent to the subdivision. The zoning changes — which must still be OK’d by the Oxford Board of Aldermen — affect about 44 acres of land around what would become West Oxford Loop Extended.

                     (March 9, 2010, Page 1)

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