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Gin fire ruled suspicious

Fire marshals with the state of Mississippi and Oxford Fire Department have ruled the fire that ravaged the former popular night spot The Gin over the weekend was suspicious in nature — although there’s not enough evidence to rule it arson. (March 11, 2010, Page 2A)

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    Father, daughter succumb to brain injuries

    A father and daughter involved in an all-terrain vehicle wreck earlier this week have died.
    Kenneth Galmore, 39, and his daughter, Daija, 12, were visiting cousins on County Road 309 when they decided to take an ATV out for a spin, according to family members. Who was driving the ATV when it crashed head-on into a tree is unknown.

    (more…) (March 11, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Rains cause flash floods

      The city is looking to alleviate flooding problems after severe rains on Wednesday night brought water into city homes and apartments. Laurel Grove Apartments and homes on Chandler Avenue both saw debris buildup and flooding in their yards and homes. (March 11, 2010, Page 1A)

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        Square too flashy?

        The Oxford Planning Commission approved Monday a change in the city’s sign regulations that could soon lead to fewer neon signs and banners on the Square, if the change is approved by the Oxford Board of Aldermen.

         (March 10, 2010, Page 1)

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          Former UM employee indicted for embezzlement

          Ben Williams, a former employee of the University of Mississippi has been indicted for embezzling more than $67,000 while working in the Dean of Students office as assistant dean of students for Greek Life and Student Organizations. (March 10, 2010, Page 1)

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            UM launches Violence Prevention Office

            The University of Mississippi recently created the Violence Prevention Office to educate and, hopefully, reduce and prevent incidences of sexual assault, date violence and stalking. The new office received $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to help fund its operations, Coordinator Linda Abbott told members of the UM Faculty Senate on Tuesday.

             (March 10, 2010, Page 1)

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              Woodlawn zoning change OK’d

              A change in the zoning for the area near Woodlawn subdivision was finally approved by the Oxford Planning Commission after months of discussion. The deal includes a land trade between the city and property owner in order to create a community park adjacent to the subdivision. The zoning changes — which must still be OK’d by the Oxford Board of Aldermen — affect about 44 acres of land around what would become West Oxford Loop Extended.

               (March 9, 2010, Page 1)

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                UM takes on MSU to help cure cancer

                The rivalry between the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University is in full swing this month, although this time the two universities won’t be competing for an Egg Bowl trophy. Instead, they will be competing to see who can raise the most money to help cure cancer. This year there will be two Relay for Life events: One for the university on April 9, and a community event is set for April 30. (March 9, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Wildfires catch on

                  Since Thursday, Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Chief Larry McKinney has lost count on the exact numbers of brush, wood and tree fires in the county.
                  “It was around 10 to 15 fires we responded to through Sunday,” McKinney said. They’ve been common lately thanks to dry leaves and dead grass as people burn off brush piles. (March 9, 2010, Page 1)

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                    ATV wreck leaves two clinging to life

                    A Friday afternoon wreck involving an all-terrain vehicle has left a father and his teenage daughter fighting for their lives.
                    The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene on County Road 309 at about 1:30 p.m., on Friday. The father and daughter, from Wisconsin, where visiting family to attend a funeral on the weekend. (March 8, 2010, Page 1A)

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