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Details emerge on new hospital

Plans, including a construction timeline and a cost estimate, were discussed during a special meeting  Friday between Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi officials and members of the Oxford Board of Aldermen and the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. (June 18, 2012, Page 1)

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    Twister transforms SWM

    Fourteen months after a tornado destroyed the SWM plant in the Lafayette County Industrial Park, Blauer Manufacturing Co. invested in rebuilding the facility. A grand opening was held Thursday for the new SWM plant, which is much bigger, employs more people and houses more operations. (June 15, 2012)

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      EDF — Still going strong at 20

      The Economic Development Foundation has done a lot to bring and keep businesses in the LOU community in its 20 years of service. On Tuesday, the community will take an appreciative look back at the EDF during the annual meeting of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation being held at the Oxford Conference Center. (June 11, 2012, Page 1)

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        Pirate Adventures offers a jumping good time

        Pirate Adventures Family Fun Center opened in November and offers children up to 12 years old hours of fun jumping on four huge bounce houses, driving PlasmaCars or playing games for tickets that can be traded in for prizes. (May 14, 2012, Page 5A)

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          Sunday alcohol sales benefits more than restaurants

          A year after the city of Oxford allowed alcohol sales on select Sunday, restaurants and other businesses say it’s been good for business. (May 14, 2012, Page 6A)

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            More signs economy rebounding

            Two recent reports offer the latest evidence that Mississippi’s economy is rebounding from the Great Recession. One report notes that Lafayette County’s jobless rate continues to fall. Local unemployment dropped from 7.6 percent in February to 6.9 percent in March. The state and local economies are expected to continue to gradually improve for the next three years before peaking in 2016, according to another report. (April 30, 2012, Page 5)

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              Cicada caters to the fellas with new store

              Cicada has been serving the fashion needs of women in Oxford for 13 years. With its new Cicada for Him store, the business operators hope to do the same for men. (October 31, 2011, Page 6A)

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                Amelia’s wins national contest

                Amelia’s, owned by Erin Abbot Kirkpatrick, recently was one of four national winners for the DailyCandy contest. Amelia’s won in the home category. (October 24, 2011, Page 6A)

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                  New plant expands quickly

                  Winchester Ammunition has wasted no time in expanding its operations in Oxford with the new Centerfire plant. Gov. Haley Barbour will be in town Wednesday for a private ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new facility. It’s been less than a year since the company announced its plans to make a $100 milion investment in Oxford and create some 1,000 new jobs. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Warehouse 605 finds home just off Square

                    Home furnishing store Warehouse 605 has found a new home on The Square. (October 3, 2011, Page 9A)

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