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New business provides lawn-care tools

Whether you’re in the business of mowing and manicuring lawns and other sites or you just worry about your own yard and outdoor work and the equipment you need, Ronnie Williams and Terry Sparks are hoping their new business, Oxford Power Equipment, has what you need. (May 3, 2010, Page 6A)

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    New hotel proposed for Square

    Builders of a proposed hotel and spa on Jefferson Avenue at the former site of the Veranda are seeking approval from the Courthouse Square Preservation Commission on Monday. Along with the plans for the new site is a request to remove the building, formerly Andy’s Steakhouse, at 1006 Jefferson Ave., for a required parking lot for the hotel. (April 30, 2010, Page 3A)

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      Support building for Sunday alcohol sales?

      After months of off-and-on debate over whether Oxford should allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday, some local leaders are indicating they’re ready to let the community finally decide this long simmering issue. (April 29, 2010, Page 1-5)

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        Sales tax collections continue to climb

        The city sales tax collections continue their positive growth which means Oxford could find itself on solid financial ground for the first time since the economic slowdown began in 2008.

        For the third month in a row, sales tax collections in Oxford climbed. This month’s report saw a big increase. (April 29, 2010, Page 3)

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          Users say no to rate hike plan

          Dozens of residents spoke out Tuesday in a public hearing against a proposed Bell Utilities rate hike for water and sewer services. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley was on hand at the event held at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (April 28, 2010, Page 1)

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            Yogurt lovers say yippee for Ya-Ya’s

            Ya-Ya’s, the new frozen yogurt store on the Square, opened for business last week to a packed house with people clamoring to get in even after the store was closing. (April 26, 2010, Page 6A)

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              Local jobless rate keeps dropping

              After Lafayette County’s unemployment rate topped out at 10.3 percent in January, the community’s jobless numbers have steadily declined. The community’s unemployment rate dipped to 6.6 percent in March, according to the latest report by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. (April 23, 2010, Page 5A)

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                Business Briefs

                – Kessinger Real Estate welcomes three new agents: Wanda Noah Holly, Will R. Knotts and Adam Quick

                – Freddie Pinion of Oxford, an agent for Alfa Insurance, was named the Georgia-Mississippi Agent of the Year for 2009 at the company’s awards ceremony

                – Oxford native Ann Coleman Thames has been selected as one of the “50 Leading Business Woman” for 2009 by the Mississippi Business Journal (April 19, 2010, Page 6A)

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                  Nella offers clothing for women of all ages

                  Nella, Johnson’s new boutique that took over the location where Treehouse Toys was located, opened on Good Friday. The store offers an array of dresses, clothing and accessories for women.
                  The clothing ranges from tops for $65 to $195 to dresses from $158 to $500.

                   (April 19, 2010, Page 6A)

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                    Too many signs in Square businesses?

                    The Oxford Board of Aldermen are considering a revised sign measure for the Downtown Business District that would limit businesses to one four square feet illuminated sign within a three-foot radius from any exterior window. A public hearing on the proposed change will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday. (April 14, 2010, Page 2A)

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