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Promote reading by partying Mardi Gras style

The Oxford Literacy Council’s annual Mardi Gras bash is set for this Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Lyric Oxford with tickets for sale at the door. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple. (January 20, 2011, Page 1)

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    UM to offer helping hands

    The Big Event coming in March is set to let students volunteer for a day of service to say thanks to the Oxford community. (January 20, 2011, Page 1)

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      Parents: Details needed on block schedule

      Several parents expressed their concerns Tuesday with Lafayette High School officials considering implementing a four-by-four block schedule next school year.

      Lafayette County School Board officials were present at the meeting held at the Lafayette Middle School to hear the parents’ reactions and questions about the new class scheduling system.

       (January 19, 2011, Page 1)

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        Signs of new Olin plant seen

        On Tuesday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors signed a resolution of intention authorizing and approving the county to receive a loan for $6 million from the Mississippi Development Authority for the purpose of land development and infrastructure for the 500,000-square foot plant Olin Corp. will build next to the existing Winchester plant in the Lafayette County Industrial Park.

        A legal ad in Tuesday’s EAGLE also asked for subcontractors to qualify to be prospective bidders for a slew of construction jobs at the new plant. (January 19, 2011, Page 1)

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          City OKs upgrade of Bell Utility

          The City of Oxford closed the deal last week on the purchase of Bell Utilities and began moving forward with planned upgrades to the Lakeway Gardens area on Tuesday at the Board of Aldermen meeting. (January 19, 2011, Page 1)

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            Pantry says ‘thank you’ to top volunteer

            Pantry volunteer Jim Stephens was awards the Volunteer of the Year by the Pantry’s Board of Directors for his six years of service to the Pantry. (January 18, 2011, Page 1)

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              More than just a free meal

              After four months of running the “More than a Meal” program that serves a hot dinner to the area’s needy, the volunteer organization formed four committees during a meeting Monday night that include public relations, fund raising, picking up donations and a building committee. (January 18, 2011, Page 1)

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                More candidates file for county elections

                Candidates continue to file qualifying papers for local elections. See an up-to-date listing in today’s EAGLE. (January 17, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Autry gets new lawyer

                  A man accused of shooting and killing his brother and holding his father hostage for several hours was given a new attorney and more time before heading for trial during a hearing on Friday at the Lafayette County Courthouse.

                  Bilethon Autry’s trial was continued Friday by Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth until the April court term to allow more time for his new attorney to prepare his case. (January 17, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Concerns with autopsy delay

                    Concerns are growing over the time it takes for autopsies to be performed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Jackson. Some families are waiting more than a week to get their loved one’s body returned home for the funeral and 30 to 60 days for the report to be mailed so they can collect insurance money to help pay for the funeral. (January 14, 2011, Page 1A)

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