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Board clarifies bond issue details

The Oxford School Board met Thursday during a special meeting to discuss publishing an ad in today’s edition of The Oxford EAGLE to address community concerns over the school district’s capital improvement plan.

The school board approved to pay for an ad that ran on page 5A in today’s EAGLE using the school board’s individual funds, not through district funds. (November 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Thanksgiving comes early for some

    With over 150 people to enjoy the free Thanksgiving meal, Mama Jo’s Restaurant was busy Thursday afternoon with retirees enjoying the gracious free meal from Mama Jo. (November 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Oxford gets 1,000 jobs

      The community hit an economic bull’s-eye Wednesday afternoon when Olin Corp. announced it was moving 1,000 ammunition manufacturing jobs from East Alton, Ill., to Oxford and planning to build a new 500,000-square-foot facility here. The company plans to make a $100 million investment in the community as a result of this move. (November 4, 2010, Page 1)

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        From student to worker

        At Newk’s Express Café on University Avenue, there’s an easy solution for any college-age worker not living up to expectations: The stack of ready applications waiting on the manager’s desk. (November 4, 2010, Page 1)

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          Clues to new Oxford

          The members of the Sustainability Design Assessment team concluded the three-day Sustainability Conference in Oxford on Wednesday with a 2-hour report presented at City Hall. The recommendations are a brief overview of a larger report that will be sent in January or February 2011. (November 4, 2010, Page 1)

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            Bank robber still on the lam

            The Oxford Police Department is still searching for the man who robbed the Mechanics Bank on University Avenue on Tuesday morning.

            Police say a black male wearing a ski mask came into the bank at 11:37 a.m. and robbed a teller at gun point; however, no one was injured in the robbery.

            Anyone with information of the case is asked to call OPD at 232-2400. (November 3, 2010, Page 1)

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              Judicial races decided

              Judge Edwin H. Roberts didn’t spend this morning lounging around enjoying the afterglow of winning the election last night.

              He was up, bright and early, picking up his campaign signs.

              Roberts won Tuesday’s election and holds onto his chancery court judge seat for another four years. He took 75 percent of the votes in Lafayette County and 69 percent of the votes for all of District 18, which covers five counties. His opponent, Helen Kennedy Robinson, had 31 percent of the votes.

              Also retaining his place on the bench was Circuit Court Judge Robert W. Elliott, who won with 57 percent of the vote. Chickasaw attorney John Gregory snagged the seat occupied by retiring Judge Henry Lackey of Calhoun County. He beat out attorneys Tom Levidiotis and Dave Rozier, both of Oxford, with 63 percent of the votes. Court of Appeals Judge Donna Barnes of Tupelo defeated challenger, attorney Kelly Mims, with 53 percent of the vote. (November 3, 2010, Page 1)

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                Kennedy elected county coroner

                Lafayette County interim coroner Rocky Kennedy won the race Tuesday to keep the position he was appointed to by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors one year ago.

                With all 18 precincts reporting by 9 p.m., Kennedy walked away with 59.04 percent of the votes. His opponent, Richard Shivers, took 29.16 percent of the votes while former coroner Lonnie Weaver had just 11.66 percent of the votes.

                “I’m glad it’s over,” Kennedy said. “But I think Lafayette County made the right choice a year ago when they appointed me, and I think when the people voted, they proved Lafayette County right.” (November 3, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Olin union rejects contract again

                  After getting a second chance to prevent hundreds of their jobs from moving from East Alton, Ill., to Oxford, Olin Corp. union workers again rejected a contract with the company. The vote Tuesday appears to make it far more likely that some 900 jobs will be relocated to Oxford during the next five years. (November 3, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Kennedy wins coroner race

                    Lafayette County interim coroner Rocky Kennedy won the race to keep the position he was appointed to by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors one year ago.

                    With all 18 precincts reporting in by 9 p.m., Kennedy walked away with 59.04 percent of the votes. His opponent, Richard Shivers took 29.16 percent of the votes while former coroner Lonnie Weaver had just 11.66 percent of the votes.

                    (more…) (November 2, 2010)

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