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Oxford Tea Party not fundraising

Despite calls to some Oxonians by someone saying that the Tea Party is soliciting funds, local Tea Party organizer Kay Cobb warns the community that the local political organization is not soliciting funds.

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    Community, shelter help cat lady

    With more than 70 cats to her name, Cynthia Daniels needed a little help keeping the numbers down. In came Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society and the Mississippi State University mobile vet unit to the rescue. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Abbeville gets new town hall

      Despite the fact the heat wasn’t working yet, members of the Abbeville Board of Alderman and Mayor Betsy Aloway held their regular meeting in the town’s newly built Town Hall for the first time Thursday night.

      Construction began on the new building in early 2010 after the original building was torn down due to termite damage. Abbeville received a $100,000 grant in 2009 from the Mississippi Development Authority for the project. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Is snow headed our way?

        City and county crews are gearing up to prepare for what could be the worst snow storm since 1988, according to the National Weather Service..

        Snow is expected to move into the area around Sunday afternoon, with it getting increasingly heavy after 6 p.m., said meteorologist Ryan Husted with the National Weather Service. About 3 to 5 inches of snow are expected, however, Husted said if snow bands settle on top of Oxford, more than 6 inches could fall in the LOU area. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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          Busby nixes 7th bid for circuit clerk’s office

          After 24 years of serving Lafayette County as its Circuit Court Clerk, Mary Alice Busby has decided to turn the job over to whomever the voters believe will be the best person for the job. Busby decided she would not seek reelection during the holidays.

          However, more than 20 people have already thrown their hats into the election ring in the first 48 hours of the qualification period that began on Monday. (January 6, 2011, Page 1)

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            Guilty plea in beating death

            Willie A. Canon, 25, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Lafayette County resident Derald “Pete” Connell. Canon pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and simple murder Wednesday at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (January 6, 2011, Page 1)

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              City gets $100K grant

              New recycling bins to help expand campus recycling will be in place this spring after the city received a $100,000 grant to work with the University of Mississippi. (January 5, 2011, Page 1)

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                County to expedite Olin move

                At the recommendation of the Lafayette County Planning Commission, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the site plan for the 500,000-square-foot building that is planned for the expansion of the existing Winchester plant located on County Road 166.

                Supervisor Lloyd Oliphant told Olin Corp. officials Tuesday he and his fellow board members will do whatever they can to expedite the company moving its Centerfire ammunition operations to the Lafayette County Industrial Park. (January 5, 2011, Page 1)

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                  DUIs down over New Year’s

                  During what has traditionally been one of the year’s busiest nights for local DUI enforcement, the Oxford Police Department reported few arrests associated with driving while under the influence.

                  Between Dec. 16 and Monday, OPD officers made 15 arrests on DUI charges, however, just three of these DUI arrests were made on New Year’s Eve, said Cpl. Hildon Sessums with the OPD DUI Enforcement Unit.

                  The nasty weather might have helped keep people off the streets on New Year’s Eve, reducing the number of DUIs in Oxford. (January 4, 2011, Page 1)

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                    New service by The Pantry

                    The Pantry is teaming up with the Mississippi Department of Human Services to make it easier for people in need to get food by providing a place to sign up for food stamps.

                    From 10 a.m. to noon on each first and third Tuesday of the month, Pantry volunteers will help clients fill out the application for the state’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Programs — formerly known as food stamps. (January 4, 2011, Page 1)

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