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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Melanie Addington

Area nonprofits get federal funds

Local charities trying to meet the needs of growing ranks of homeless and hungry people in the community will get some financial assistance through the federal Emergency Food and Shelter program. U.S. Rep. Travis Childers announced recently that four local organizations will receive $23,603. (January 11, 2010, Page 1)

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    Oxford OKs horse patrols on Square

    The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a request to spend $4,360 to send Oxford Police Department officers and four horses to mounted officer training. But is this initiative a positive public safety and public relations move by the city, or could it harm Oxford’s reputation? (January 8, 2010, Page 1)

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      Could your trash, stored items be newfound treasure?

      Treasure Hunters Roadshow is buying gold and other valuables from Jan. 12-15 at the Oxford Conference Center. The Mississippi Better Business Bureau advises it’s best to find out the value of objects first by getting them appraised. (January 8, 2010, Page 2A)

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        Fundraising push for new animal shelter

        The Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society is $50,000 shy of its total fundraising goal to begin construction on a new animal shelter on McElroy Drive. The city and county have pledged 50 percent of the $600,000 that the building will cost. (January 7, 2010, Page 1)

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          Making Oxford accessible

          ADA sidewalks are planned for several areas around Oxford with funds promised on an annual basis to the Mayor’s Committee on Disability Issues. (January 7, 2010)

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            Wine for Valentine’s

            LOCAL NEWS — Oxford officials approved a special exception to Sunday sales for Valentine’s Day this year after a request from local restaurant owner John Currence. The exception must now be approved by the Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control at the state Tax Commission. (January 6, 2010, Page 1)

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              Seven local teachers earn certification

              Ranking 13 in the country, Mississippi added numerous new National Board Certified teachers to its ranks this winter. Among the 222 new certified teachers in the state are several teachers from Oxford School District and one from Lafayette School District. (January 5, 2010)

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                New grades at Lafayette

                Some Lafayette County School District students who received a B last semester may find they got an A following the county School Board’s approval Monday to adopt a modified 10-point grading scale. The new scale will retroactively change the first semester grades to comply with the new system. (Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, Page 1) (January 5, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Buses begin expanded service

                  LOCAL NEWS — The Oxford University Transit system is now reaching even more Oxford-area residents with its expanded routes. This morning the green, yellow and orange routes began, marking a major expansion to the public transit system that has been running blue and red routes for a little over a year. (January 4, 2010)

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