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Reaching out to addicts

Tony Wiley, owner and operator of the long-term rehabilitation residential facility Branch of Hope that houses up to 16 men at a time, knows what his clients go through. He’s walked in their shoes. And in helping to keep them clean, his own battle with sobriety gains strength daily. (April 8, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Helping those helping others

    The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County awarded $332,900 to 16 local agencies and a total of 26 programs aimed at providing better education, health services and financial assistance to the needy. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)

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      Ghosts wander Oxford High halls

      Students showed just how deadly drunk driving can be on Wednesday when they worked with Students Against Drunk Driving to walk the halls of Oxford High School dressed as ghosts. The project was held before the prom this Saturday as one of several activities to keep students safe. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)

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        Keeping an eye on the Square

        Mayor Pat Patterson is hoping the Board of Aldermen will approve around $50,000 to purchase security cameras for the Square at the next meeting. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)

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          Plein Air wants to gain resort status

          While the Village of Taylor Board of Aldermen voted to shoot down a request by the developers of Plein Air neighborhood in Taylor to sign an application to gain resort status and be able to sell alcohol in its commercial district, Mayor James E. Hamilton volunteered to sign the application in support of the resort status. (April 6, 2011, Page 1)

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            Answer: ‘Jeopardy’ at 3:30 p.m. Thursday

            Question: Where can you see UM Employee Mickey McLaurin?

            McLaurin will appear on WREG-3 in Memphis at 3:30 p.m. as a contestant on Jeopardy tomorrow. The director of sponsored program administration in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at the University of Mississippi has always been a trivia nerd, he said. (April 6, 2011, Page 1)

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              Hospital talks in home stretch

              After 18 months of discussion, a deal appears to be looming in the next two weeks as the city and county near the end of changes to the memorandum of understanding with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp over the building of a new $300M facility. (April 6, 2011, Page 1)

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                Officials welcome Baptist decision

                While the final site for a new $300 million hospital has not been selected as of Monday, county and city officials are breathing a collective sigh of relief over knowing where the new hospital won’t be going.

                Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials announced Monday during the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, that the hospital will no longer consider building the new facility on land located on Highway 6 West, a few miles outside Oxford’s city limits. (April 5, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  OSD going for gold in green?

                  The Oxford School District approved moving forward with LEED certification but now must decide between the silver or gold certification. (April 5, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Lamar House officially opens

                    The doors to the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum officially opened Friday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the newly renovated home. (April 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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