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Jail kitchen gets low grade

The Lafayette County Detention Center has committed some violations of its own, according to a food facility inspections report issued Thursday by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

The jail’s kitchen earned a “C” rating by inspector Washington MacCarthur after a surprise inspection on Sept. 16.

According to the report, the jail had seven violation with three being corrected on the spot. The other four violations included hands not being clean and properly washed; no adequate hand-washing facilities and having a certified manager. (September 24, 2010, Page 1A)

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    OHS stages ‘Blood Brothers’

    Oxford High School drama students will stage the challenging musical, “Blood Brothers,” as their first play of the 2010-11 school year. The show opens tonight at the OHS auditorium at 7:30 and again Friday and Saturday at the same times. (September 23, 2010, Page 1)

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      Investigation continues into bowling alley fire

      Fire officials from the Oxford Fire Department, the state Fire Marshal’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are trying to determine what might have caused a fire that destroyed The Lanes bowling alley and Brass Monkey Sports Pub & Grub early Wednesday morning. (September 23, 2010, Page 2)

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        Water pressure still a problem

        Several Oxford residents and businesses are still seeing only a trickle of water coming from their pipes since a fallen power pole sparked a series of events that lead to loss of water pressure around town Wednesday. (September 23, 2010, Page 1)

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          Caretakers soon to get well-deserved break

          Details of a new nonprofit day program, Memory Makers,  for victims of dementia were unveiled Tuesday during a ceremony at the University Museum in honor of World Alzheimer’s Day.

          The respite care program will  be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. The cost is $20 a day.

          For more information, e-mail oxfordrespite@ms.metrocast.net. (September 22, 2010, Page 1)

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            Fire strikes bowling alley

            An early morning fire left The Lanes bowing alley and Brass Monkey bar and grill destroyed — and Oxford residents without water.

            The combination of a high-profile fire and lack of water made for hectic start of the day for emergency responders and hundreds of the city’s residents.

            The cause of the city’s water problem started hours before the fire, when a Chevy Tahoe ran off Molly Barr Road at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and struck an electric pole, knocking it down, according to city officials. (September 22, 2010, Page 1)

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              Preparing tech school for the future

              Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology formed a new committee to consider curriculum changes to adapt to the 21st century and find ways to help students and local businesses and industry to develop new classes. The committee met for the first time on Tuesday. (September 22, 2010, Page 1, 3)

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                BREAKING NEWS: Brass Monkey/The Lanes on fire

                Oxford Fire Department firefighters are battling a blaze at The Brass Monkey and The Lanes bowing alley on West Jackson Avenue this morning. Firefighters have been on the scene since around 4:30 a.m. Because of the amount of water being used to battle the blaze, many parts of Oxford have low water pressure. A power outage on Tuesday night caused by a vehicle running into a pole flipped off the switch to the main water supply.

                All lanes were closed until 7 a.m. At 7, the lane closest to The Lanes on West Jackson Avenue is the only one that is still shut down. Check the Oxford EAGLE website for updates.

                 (September 22, 2010)

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                  Wright’s mother hopes to raise reward money

                  Deborah Marion is hoping to raise $100,000 to offer as an award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing her son, Lafayette County native Lorenzen Wright.

                  Wright, 34, was last seen by family members July 19; three days later he was reported missing. Wright’s body was found July 28 in a wooded area just outside Memphis. His death was ruled a homicide by gunshot wounds. (September 21, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Fathers, daughters go on date at Chick-fil-A

                    A red carpet was rolled out guiding  fathers and daughters into Chick-fil-A between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Monday during the Daddy Daughter Date Night event.

                    Dads and daughters sat in a specially marked-off area of the restaurant that was covered in balloons. Daughters were each given a red rose.

                    Place mats with conversation starters for the dads were at each table with suggestions like “Tell a favorite childhood memory of yours; Share how your daughter is like her mom; Say what you love about your wife; Share a dream you have for your daughter.” (September 21, 2010, Page 1)

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