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Toyota restarts its engine

After a two-year delay caused by the international economic slowdown, Toyota Motor Corp. announced today it’s now planning to open its $1.3 billion Blue Springs assembly plant in the fall of 2011. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)

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    Oxford tax collections on the rise

    Local tax collections continue to remain stronger than in 2009 with collections for May remaining up for Oxford, but slightly down for Abbeville and Taylor. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)

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      Minigolf course opens near county line

      Who doesn’t like putt-putt?
      Now area residents finally have a miniature golf course at Rebel Park, on Highway 6 West.
      The 9-hole course is the third installment in a continuing evolution of Rebel Park that’s centered on entertainment for the entire community. The minigolf course is part of the same park that offers paint ball fun for the whole family. (June 14, 2010, Page 5)

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        Another positive sign?

        One traditional sign the economy is rebounding is when builders see more business. More building means an increase in the demand for more wood materials for this construction. The employees at Roseburg Forest Products in Oxford are tickled to be taking more orders for their products. (June 7, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Square businesses a little less bright

          Oxford adopted on Tuesday new regulations regarding illuminated signs and hanging banners. The sign ordinance will affect businesses around the Square and the banner measure affects all businesses in the city. (June 3, 2010, Page 1)

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            Lafayette County’s unemployment rate dips again

            In the first four months of 2010, Lafayette County’s unemployment rate has dropped from 10.3 percent in January to 8.2 percent in April, according to a new jobs report. (May 28, 2010, Page 5A)

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              Talks continue on hospital’s future

              A recent meeting between city, county and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi officials was hailed as a positive meeting of the minds, albeit just one of many needed before the hospital’s future can be determined. (May 27, 2010, Page 1)

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                Local builders busier

                Building may not be booming, but it’s far from a bust. Permits for new construction in the city of Oxford have doubled since the first of the year, leading city officials to feel slightly more optimistic about the resurgence in the local economy. (May 26, 2010, Page 1a, 2a)

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                  Former Oxford business owner jailed, extradited to Tennessee

                  Details are limited in the arrest of a former Oxford businessman who was picked up by the U.S. Marshal’s Service  on Wednesday and extradited to Tennessee.
                  Patrick E. Clark, 40, was discovered in New Albany by U.S. Marshals and brought to the Lafayette County Detention Center where he remained until the weekend.

                   (May 25, 2010, Page 2)

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                    Trial continued for restaurant owner

                    The trial date for Oxford restaurant owner David Moore, who is accused of drugging a female customer before sexually battering her, has been continued pending blood tests. (May 19, 2010, Page 2)

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