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Oxford woman becomes homeowner with help of USDA loan

After renting for several years, Lori Barnes can sum up how she feels about finally owning her own home in one word.
“Mine,” she said with a chuckle. “Mine, mine, mine. I can do what I want. I can paint it lime green if I want to.”

Through the help of the USDA Rural Grant Program, she is now the proud owner of a brick home in Garden Terrace. (June 18, 2010, Page 9A)

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    Rhythm Revival’s main event Saturday

    The Oxford Rhythm Revival is set to pick back up on Saturday after Thursday evening’s kickoff on the Thacker Mountain Radio show.
    The radio show featured Jimbo Mathus’ “Mosquitoville: Mississippi Songs and Stories.” Proceeds from Thursdays and Saturday’s events benefit the Oxford Medical Ministries,
    Local artists are also getting involved with Saturday’s outdoor festival that runs near Oxford City Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with events from 7 pm to midnight at several local bars. One $20 ticket will grant unlimited access to all of Saturday’s events, including the shows at each of the participating venues. Tickets can be purchased on the event website www.oxfordrhythmrevival.com.

     (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Shelters, Pantry receive grant money

      Four local organizations that offer emergency food and shelter have been awarded grant money by the local Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board that is made up of local representatives from several nonprofit agencies. (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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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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          Juneteenth festival expands

          After the success of the inaugural Juneteenth celebration in Oxford last year, organizers of this year’s festival added a parade on Friday evening with the main event to be held on Saturday. (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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              Hot enough for you?

              This week might be a good time to get to know your neighbors with the swimming pool.
              The current spell of hot, humid weather will continue to worsen with the heat index readings climbing to 105 by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. (June 16, 2010, Page 1)

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                Deer control plan reviewed

                A plan to curb the growing population of deer inside the city limits of Oxford was officially unveiled Monday at a public hearing at the Oxford Convention Center. (June 15, 2010, Page 1)

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                  No tax hike needed to fund Oxford School District budget

                  Oxford residents will not be hit with a tax increase to fund city schools. At a public hearing Monday on the proposed budget for the next school year, the board discussed the possibility of what sort of revenue the district could generate if a 4 percent tax hike was approved. But the board was adamant about not raising taxes. (June 15, 2010, Page 2)

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                    St. John’s OK’d for education building

                    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church got the green light by the Oxford Planning Commission to build a new, two-story, 10,000 square-foot education building behind the church’s sanctuary. (June 15, 2010, Page 1)

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