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Request to donate homes to charity denied

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission denied Tuesday two requests by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church to remove two old homes on South 5th Street and donate them to charity. The church wants to relocate the structures to create a green space.
Jay Hughes, who represented the church at the meeting, explained that the church intends appeal to the Board of Aldermen.

 (August 11, 2010, Page 1)

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    Victim fights back: Man charged with brazen day-time burglary

    A Wellsgate woman tells her story of finding a burglar in her garage and her brave attempt at thwarting his plan.

    The alleged burglar, Michael Lynn Adams, 40, of Oxford, was later found by Lafayette County Sheriff’s deputies and taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center where he is being held with no bond. (August 10, 2010, Page 1)

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      Disability groups want to hear from you

      Members of three disability rights groups are hoping to gain Oxford’s input  Thursday as to the needs and concerns of people with all types of disabilities.
      A community “listening event” will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the Oxford Convention Center. The Disability Partners’ Community Forums is being co-hosted by the Disability Rights Mississippi; the University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies; and the Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities. All three agencies are funded by the federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities. (August 10, 2010, Page 1)

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        Three Rivers to receive economic development money

        North Mississippi is set to receive three years’ worth of grant money to help continue to develop the local economy. The Economic Development Administration is providing a $189,000 grant to assist the Three Rivers Planning and Development District in developing and implementing a comprehensive economic development strategy. (August 10, 2010, Page 1)

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          New moms turn to one another for support

          The new mothers group at Baptist Memorial Hospital- North Mississippi seeks to help new moms transition to taking care of an infant. Kathy Shoalmire, lactation consultant, and the moms met this week to try to  find more local places on the Square to support mothers’ rights to breastfeed. (August 9, 2010, Page 1, 3)

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            Square clock to tell time?

            Just days away from having a lawsuit filed against him, master clockmaker Lloyd Larrish of Minnesota arrived back in Oxford on Friday to complete the work he had been hired to do more than three years ago — fix and restore the historic Lafayette County Courthouse clock. (August 9, 2010, Page 1)

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              New principal begins first year of leadership at Oxford High

              Mike Martin might be in his first day of school as the new principal of Oxford High School, but he’s spent months preparing for this day. Martin talks about his main goals as the new head of the high school in the first of an occasional series of articles with articles during his first year in his new job.

               (August 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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                1,000 jobs headed to Oxford?

                Employment at Oxford’s Winchester ammunition-making plant may grow by 1,000 jobs over the next thee to five years if the Olin Corp., an East Alton, Ill.-based company, decides to move its Centerfire ammunition manufacturing operation here. A report from East Alton says the company is considering moving the jobs to Oxford. (August 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Finding solutions for obesity, mental health problems

                  The United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County is trying to come up with ways to battle obesity through education and providing needy families with healthy food. Read the third story in the series how the United Way hopes to transition Oxford. (August 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    City OKs pay hike for workers

                    City employees can expect to see a 1.5 percent raise again this year after the Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Wednesday in favor of the across-the-board increase for all employees in the proposed 2010-2011 fiscal year budget. (August 5, 2010, Page 1)

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