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Home lost in morning fire

Smoking is likely the cause of a Tuesday morning fire in the College Hill Heights subdivision that destroyed a two-story home, according to fire officials. (March 31, 2010, Page 1)

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    Burglars busy in county

    Burglaries in Lafayette County continue to keep investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department busy. After a surge of residential burglaries in both the city of Oxford and county during the holidays, break-ins in the county continue at a steady rate. (March 31, 2010, Page 1)

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      Grant to improve airport safety

      The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Oxford-University Airport $127,358 for the purchase of a new Precision Approach Path Indicator for one of its runways. (March 30, 2010, Page 1)

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        Walking to find a cure

        People from all over Oxford and Mississippi came together Saturday to fight back in the battle to conquer Multiple Sclerosis with a walk at Lamar Park to raise money for a cure and assist those battling the disease. (March 29, 2010, Page 3A)

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          Oxford’s Walmart undergoes big changes

          Where’s the beef?
          And for that matter, where’s the peanut butter, the coffee, the gravy and the entire diaper section?
          Shoppers at the Oxford Walmart have been finding themselves asking those questions over the past few weeks and it’s probably the only thing they’ve been finding while the store undergoes a major renovation. (March 29, 2010, Page 6A)

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            Conference center scaling back

            A growing trend in smaller conferences and less attendees is causing the Oxford Conference Center to rethink some of its sales strategy and find ways to cut out wasteful cost.
            The Oxford Convention and Visitor Bureau’s budget is created through food and beverage taxes and a percentage of hotel/motel tax revenue and then profit from center rentals. A shrinking economy has caused a decline in all areas.

             (March 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Former restaurant owner opts for drug court over prison

              The former owner of the restaurant 208 arrested for possession of drugs last year has chosen drug court over jail time. (March 25, 2010, Page 2)

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                Honoring the greenest among us

                Perhaps one of your neighbors has been capturing his or her rainwater to help their garden for years. Maybe your boss is devoted to recycling and encourages others to do the same. Whoever they are, they could be eligible for a new Sustainability Leadership award.

                The Green Week Committee is accepting nominations to provide awards during the April 19-23 Green Week celebrations.

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                 (March 25, 2010, Page 1)

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                  New DUI testing vehicles to help catch impaired drivers

                  Impaired drivers on state highways could soon come face-to-face with a BAT mobile, but instead of a black cape and bat ears, it will be troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol who will be fighting crime and bringing drunk drivers to justice. (March 24, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Pet stores coming to Oxford

                    Two new pet stores are coming to Oxford this year. The first opening at the end of April focuses on healthy eating for your pets. The Memphis-based company, Hollywood Feed, has been around for over 50 years and is now beginning to branch out into new markets. The second is national chain PetSmart set to open at the end of the year. (March 22, 2010, Page 6)

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