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Volunteer says ministry serving more Oxford residents who have lost homes

Suzanne Wilkin, a volunteer for Interfaith Compassion Ministry, said the number of people who have lost their homes in Oxford seems to be rising considering the number of clients who have sought help at ICM.

Wilkin, who moved to Oxford from Maryland with her husband in 1996, has spent more than 10 years volunteering with ICM, an association of 36 area churches who work together to help community members in need.

  (August 15, 2014, Page 1)

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    Former Ole Miss professor wants to revive UM Elvis conference

    In 1995, Vernon Chadwick funded and directed the first international conference on Elvis Presley at the University of Mississippi.
    (more...) (August 13, 2014, Page 12)

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      Holly Springs pays tribute to the ‘universe, galaxy, planet, world’s’ most devoted Elvis fan

      It has been said that, in the South, we don’t hide our eccentrics. We show them off. (more…) (August 13, 2014, Page 1A)

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        Bringing back bartering between businesses

        The Rebel Trade Group will be holding a kick-off meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. The new group works to facilitate barter or trade between its members/owners. (August 8, 2014, Page 3A)

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          City of Oxford owed $3.6 million in fines

          The city of Oxford is owed $3.6 million in unpaid fines.

          Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson announced the findings Friday during a Downtown Parking Advisory Commission Board meeting.

          “With the recent audit, we were surprised to learn we had that amount of unpaid fines in the court system,” Patterson said. “We are working with our auditors to try to determine the best way to proceed to collect any amounts possible, and it will be one of our focuses going forward.”

          City leaders said the findings were included in an 882-page report. They include parking violations and criminal fines, such as DUIs, that date back to 2007. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)

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            Coleman Funeral Home shifts gears

            After a decade of serving the families of Oxford and Lafayette County, Coleman Funeral Home is redefining its role in the community with a new location, new owner and new mission for its service. (June 12, 2014, Page 6A)

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              Q&A with one of the new EAGLE owners

              Want to know a bit more about the plans for The Oxford EAGLE under its new ownership? Wonder why Boone Newspapers was interested in buying The EAGLE? What makes Todd Carpenter so optimistic about the newspaper industry? The answers to those and others questions from Carpenter, the leader of a group which purchased The EAGLE, are available for readers. (May 2, 2014, Page 9A)

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                New EAGLE owners have local connections

                The new owners of The Oxford EAGLE feature connections to Mississippi and the Oxford community. Minority owner Kevin Cooper is married to former Oxford High and Ole Miss graduate Julie Finley, whose parents still live here. Minority owner Steve Stewart once served on the EAGLE staff as a reporter and graduated from Ole Miss. Oxford Newsmedia President Todd Carpenter lives in Natchez and has called Mississippi home for 16 years. (May 2, 2014, Page 9A)

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                  Agreement reached for sale of Oxford EAGLE

                  An agreement for the sale of The Oxford EAGLE by members of the

                  Phillips and Vasilyev families of Oxford has been reached in

                  principle. Work to complete the transaction is under way. The buyer

                  will be a newly formed Mississippi entity, Oxford Newsmedia, LLC.

                  (more…) (April 25, 2014, Page 1A)

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                    Monarch Boutique quickly becomes popular with local shoppers

                    Monarch Boutique and Gifts has become a popular shop among locals in less than a year. The store is named in honor of Lauron Mill’s father.

                      (March 17, 2014, Page 5)

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