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Drug dealers face longer sentences

Mississippi judges are giving longer prison sentences to convicted drug dealers in hopes of keeping them off the streets longer after budget cuts have caused the Mississippi Department of Corrections to allow more drug offenders to be released before completing their entire sentences. (September 29, 2011, Page 1)

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    Energized Downtown Council assists businesses

    The Oxford Downtown Council is looking to become more active and has made some first steps to do so by creating a new Facebook page and meeting more regularly. (September 29, 2011, Page 1)

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      Angel Ranch closes

      As of Aug. 13, Angel Ranch temporary shelter for abused and neglected children was no longer listed as a nonprofit organization with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office. Due to funding problems, the shelter has struggled for about a year to remain open. (September 28, 2011, Page 1)

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        School leaders get update on DDES project

        After receiving an accurate timeline from Bruce Massey Construction on Tuesday, the Oxford School Board was pleased with the information and update on the Della Davidson Elementary school project. (September 28, 2011, Page 1)

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          Art controversy results in big crowds

          Scratch and Sniff, an art show planned for Tuesday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center was moved suddenly after urging of city officials. The controversy resulted in larger than expected crowds at the art reception. (September 28, 2011, Page 1)

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            Silver bars from hospital sale to be sold

            During a special meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to declare the 40 bars of silver given to the city of Oxford and the county by Baptist Memorial Hospital officials as surplus property, allowing the silver to be sold and that money going into the county’s general fund. (September 27, 2011, Page 1)

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              Land ownership issue tables private park

              A West Springhill man’s plans to run an event park on private party were put on hold after the Lafayette County Planning Commission tabled his request until questions about who actually owns the property are answered. (September 27, 2011, Page 1)

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                City pulls plug on food vendors

                The hot dog cart was shut down Friday night along with other outside food vendors on the Square after the city decided to crack down on transient vendor licenses. (September 27, 2011, Page 1)

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                  A brand new angel

                  While Angel Food Ministries may be gone, a new company has stepped in to continue to help provide cheap groceries. The Mid America Foods company began distribution on Saturday and is taking orders now for the October delivery. Visit www.midamericafoods.com for more information. (September 26, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Bedbugs – Oxford’s uninvited guests

                    Bedbugs continue to be an ongoing infestation throughout the nation and Oxford is no different. (September 26, 2011, Page 1A)

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