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Miss-I-Sippin’ returns to Powerhouse

Little by little, Oxford is beginning to make a name for itself as a place to eat. Although we’ve lost several restaurants, we’ve added many new ones, and nowhere is the sheer plenitude of the town’s great eats more evident than at events such as the upcoming annual Miss-I-Sippin’ from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Many hands help others

    Hundreds of University of Mississippi students ignored the rain and cold and worked throughout the community on Saturday as part of the UM Big Event. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Domestic Violence agency must ‘cease, desist’

      The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office has issued a summary “cease and desist” order against Oxford’s Domestic Violence Project for continuing to solicit donations after failing to renew its charitable registration and owing more than $156,000 in back taxes to the IRS. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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        A smoke alarm for every home

        The Oxford Fire Department is kicking off a new program to make sure every house in Oxford has a working smoke detector. (March 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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          Proposed budget cuts draw protesters to Square

          Around 50 people protested the proposed federal budget cuts on Thursday near the Confederate Statue on the Square. (March 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Jobs here for skilled workers

            Several employers in Lafayette County met with the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology on Wednesday to discuss what they look for when hiring someone. (March 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Manhunt causes school lockdown

              Justin Carrol, 26 and Waymon Terry Russell, 40, both of Collierville, Tenn were taken into custody on Wednesday after a manhunt that led to a lockdown of city schools. The two have been charged with at least three counts of burglary with additional charges pending.

              Lockdown procedures ran smoothly at the Oxford School District, officials say. (March 24, 2011, Page 1)

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                David J. Williams out on bond

                David Jackson Williams, 28, is at home in Olive Branch with family after posting a $100,000 bond at about 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. He was convicted in 2008 in the stabbing death of Demetria Bracey of Jackson three years before. The Supreme Court granted him a new trial in December ruling that the trial judge erred by not giving the jury the option of finding Williams guilty of assisted suicide. Since the conviction was overturned, the presumption of innocence returns to Williams and was granted bond. A new trial date has been set for Oct. 17. (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Bumpy road ahead for transit projects

                  A public meeting held Tuesday, sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, laid out MDOT’s 25-year plan on what Mississippi’s transportation needs are now and what they are predicted to be in 2035 as well as how to fund the growing demands with diminishing funding. (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Book conference begins Thursday

                    The eighteenth annual Conference for the Book kicks off Thursday with three days of free events celebrating literature. For information, visit www.oxfordconferenceforthebook.com (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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