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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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                  City schools map future

                  If Oxford school administrators have their way, construction on a new high school could begin next year.
                  The new high school is just one of several building projects city school leaders are considering to keep up with the growing number of students in the district.
                  The Oxford School Board approved its 10-year capital improvement plan at Monday’s meeting. The plan is essentially a wish list of building needs that school administrators believe the district will need over the next decade.

                   (March 30, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Violence at the forefront

                    Take Back the Night will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lyceum Circle on campus. A ceremonial march around campus will kick off the program after guests join in some pizza and music. The march against violence will end in the Circle where Janet Kennedy, with the U.S. Attorney’s General’s Office in Jackson, and Mayor Pat Patterson will speak. The night will conclude with a candlelight vigil and there will be an opportunity for survivors who wish to speak out. (March 29, 2010, Page 1A)

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