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Melanie Addington

Festival lineup in place

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings will headline the 2010 Double Decker Arts Festival on April 24. Other bands in the lineup include Jimbo Mathus, Those Darlins, Wiley and the Checkmates, American Aquarium, The Felice Brothers and Groupo Fantasma. Additional performers, including more local acts, will be announced once contracts are signed. (January 20, 2010, Page 1)

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    Neighborhood unites to save duck

    Residents of the Wellsgate neighborhood banned together to help free a duck named Lovie from being trapped in ice along the lake’s edge. Lovie was one of three birds dropped off as ducklings last Easter who have made their home in the neighborhood. (January 19, 2010, Page 16)

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      Community remembers King

      PHOTO SLIDESHOW — More than 300 people gathered Monday night for the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day vigil, hosted by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity at Second M.B. Church. Pastor Andrew Robinson called upon people of different ethnicities to treat each other as brothers and sisters. Those honored with the annual “Keeping the Dream Alive” awards were Camille Garrett-King, David Garrett and Marlon Bell. (January 19, 2010, Page 1)

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        Reality Fair, CHOICES program teach responsibility

        Students from Oxford Middle and High schools as well as Lafayette Middle School took part in programs this week aimed at helping them realize the importance of good grades in its impact on future career choices. (January 19, 2010, Page 6)

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          LMS receives new technology

          Some 240 students at Lafayette Middle School are getting to use special clickers to answer questions in class, while teachers are using wireless notepads to see whether students are getting the answers right. The new devices are part of a $4,000 grant from the Lafayette Endowment for Education. (January 19, 2010, Page 7)

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            UM reschedules Grove Bowl

            Ultimately, University of Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt decided that scheduling three popular events on the same weekend was too much for the community to handle, so he decided this morning to move the date of the annual Grove Bowl. The new date has not yet been set. (January 13, 2010, Page 1)

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              Puppy mill rescue

              At the request of the Tunica Humane Society, the Oxford Animal Shelter is now housing 33 dogs left stranded after a fire in Dundee. However, the local animal shelter needs supplies and volunteers to help with the additional animals. (January 13, 2010, Page 2)

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                City school leaders consider bond issue

                Oxford voters may be asked later this year to support a bond issue to pay for a new high school and other improvements to school facilities. A decision on whether a bond referendum will be needed to build a new high school for the Oxford School District could be decided by May. (January 13, 2010, Page 1)

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                  OUS secures funds for new school

                  After a lengthy delay in financing, Oxford University School officials say construction will begin in two weeks on their new school. Although the school was not able to secure a bank loan, private investors in the community have come forward with the needed funds. (January 12, 2010, Page 1B)

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                    Plus One helps pay bills

                    The Plus One Contribution Program operated through Salvation Army helps pay for utilities for needy families and individuals that fit certain income requirements. You can help by signing up through the Oxford Electric Department and asking to pay an extra dollar (or more) on your bill each month. The extra money is set aside in a special account which is then distributed to needy families through the Salvation Army. (January 12, 2010, Page 2A)

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