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Presley: Deny rate hike

Brandon Presley, Public Service Commissioner, has recommended a 40 percent rate increase for Bell Utilities. During a hearing on July 1 an expert witness testified that a recommendation was made for a lesser increase. Based on information from the hearing the request to increase rates should be denied. (July 15, 2010, Page 1)

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    Teens urged to stay in school

    Students participating in a two-day college visit to the University of Mississippi learned the importance of earning a high school diploma. Local leaders spoke to the group of students which was held in cooperation with the Boys and Girls Club of Memphis, Tupelo and Oxford. (July 15, 2010, Page 1)

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      One pleads in theft ring

      On Monday one of five men plead guilty in a theft ring that crossed several counties. Cheyenne Wayne Fine will serve 13 years with five years of probation. More have been sentenced as the court term continues through the month of July. (July 14, 2010, Page 1)

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        Can you hear me now?

        During the weekly meeting of the Oxford Lions Club, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley explained the state’s Zap the Gap program. The program is aimed at improving cell phone coverage in rural areas. Brandon told members that the number of people reporting no cellular service in Layfayette County is “amazing.” (July 14, 2010, Page 1)

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          Three indicted on meth charges

          Among the dozens of indictments handed down by the grand jury at the end of June, three county residents indicted for allegedly manufacturing and/or possessing methamphetamine , and a local woman has been officially indicted in the murder. (July 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Autism camp fundraiser Thursday

            SuperTalk Mississippi will bring its show to Oxford on Thursday. Radio personalities Paul Gallo, JT and Sid Salter are making a roadtrip to build a camp. While broadcasting their shows, the group will be asking listners to give donations for the Center Ridge OutPost camp which will benefit autistic children. (July 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Three earn Eagle Scout ranking since January

              Earning the highest rank in Boy Scouts is no easy task. Nationally, statistics list that only 2 percent in earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Oxford’s Boy Scout Troup 45 is making mincemeat of that statistic by honoring three boys who earned their Eagle Scout ranking since January. Those scouts are Rustin Rasberry, David Rozier III and William Alexander. (July 12, 2010, Page 1)

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                Hollywood helps local youth

                On Friday the local Boys & Girls Club received a check for $25,000. With guidance from Ole Miss head football coach Houston Nutt, the coaches appearing to in “The Blind Side” gave a gift worthy of a motion picture award. Why? The money came from the collective pay the coaches received for appearing in the movie. (July 12, 2010, Page 1)

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                  No tax hike, Mayor says

                  Oxford leaders have two goals as they draft next year’s budget…for all city employeess to keep their jobs and no tax hikes. How does Mayor Pat Patterson intend to reach these goals? City departments will decide how to cut spending. Purchases for city vehicles and funding for tourism will be given more financial relief. (July 9, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Veterans Memorial Park shapes up

                    A park is taking shape thanks to the help of the city of Oxford. The Veterans Memorial Park is beginning to take shape as Bennett Construction crews have been placing curbing along the street. The addition of sidewalks next week will make it easier to walk  from the State Veterans Home, past the new park and down the hill to the Veterans Building. (July 9, 2010, Page 1A)

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