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Concert set to fund Burns-Belfry restoration

In order to raise funds for the oldest African-American structure in Oxford, the Burns-Belfry Heritage Cultural Center, the community is invited to the Worship Experience on April 23.
The concert, to be held at the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center, will have the Mississippi Mass Choir headlining along with F@VoR3D, University of MS Gospel Choir, and a local choir consisting of singers from several area churches and being organized by Tom Barrett of First Baptist Church.

 (April 2, 2010, Page 2A)

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    Summer camps drawing near

    An abundance of summer camps are being offered for LOU area children that include summer fun, arts and crafts, learning about the environment, the universe and even what it’s like to be a college student. (April 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Residents object to rate hike request

      Henry Pace and several other Lafayette County residents have issued complaints with the Mississippi Public Service Commission, protesting Bell Utilities’ request to raise its water and sewer rates by about 40 percent. (April 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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        Easter egg hunts planned

        The Oxford Park Commission’s Easter Egg Hunt is one of several Easter events planned for this weekend. Unfortunately, the National Weather Service says there is a 60-percent change of rain that could force many of the events to be canceled or rescheduled. (April 1, 2010, Page 1)

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          New outreach offers meals, counseling

          Members of Rivers Hill Church of Christ prepared and served meals Wednesday for the homeless and needy in Oxford.

          Of the estimated 200 homeless and/or needy individuals in town, 65 came to get a hot meal at this first-time outreach mission of the church. (April 1, 2010, Page 1)

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            Everyone wins at Special Olympics

            On Wednesday, 300 athletes from six counties participated in the Area 4 Special Olympics Track and Field event.
            The Olympics started at Oxford City Hall with the annual Cam Cooper lighting of the torch. The second Cam Cooper Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Michael Dupper who has played a major role in the Olympics since 1979.

             (April 1, 2010, Page 1)

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              Keeping UM cool: University has nearly $10 million in AC upgrades planned

              The University of Mississippi is working to keep students, faculty and staff cool with several upcoming projects.
              The university is set to receive $10 million for a new chiller plant next year and other critical projects after Mississippi lawmakers agreed last week to borrow $402 million for renovations at state-owned facilities and universities.

               (March 31, 2010, Page 2)

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                Home lost in morning fire

                Smoking is likely the cause of a Tuesday morning fire in the College Hill Heights subdivision that destroyed a two-story home, according to fire officials. (March 31, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Burglars busy in county

                  Burglaries in Lafayette County continue to keep investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department busy. After a surge of residential burglaries in both the city of Oxford and county during the holidays, break-ins in the county continue at a steady rate. (March 31, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Grant to improve airport safety

                    The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Oxford-University Airport $127,358 for the purchase of a new Precision Approach Path Indicator for one of its runways. (March 30, 2010, Page 1)

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