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Agent takes over helm at Metro Narcotics

A police officer since June 2000, Randall K. Davis is now the head of the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit. His number one goal — to make Oxford a safer place to live. (April 20, 2010, Page 2)

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    Choir spans gap

    What began as a creative way to raise money for the restoration of the Burns Belfry has spun off an exercise in community building as an ad-hoc choir representing several local churches has been rehearsing for its part in The Worship Experience event set for Friday at the Ford Center. (April 19, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Eating green means more than just veggies

      GREEN WEEK 2010The idea of going green has been a growing trend in the nation for years but the larger concept, sustainable living, actually focuses on more than just recycling or changing to more efficient lightbulbs. Focusing on transportation, energy consumption and diet, sustainable living can be a major philosophical life change for people.
      The City of Oxford and University of Mississippi, in hosting Green Week beginning today through Friday, hope to introduce the community to small steps to begin leading a sustainable life.

       (April 19, 2010, Page 1A)

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        New school, more taxes?

        On Friday, the Oxford School Board met with the Oxford Board of Aldermen to present them with the district’s proposal for a new high school and complete renovation of the entire school district. (April 19, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Today deadline for mailing census

          With Thursday being the deadline to file taxes, today marks a different deadline — and this one won’t cost a penny.
          Today is the deadline for residents across the U.S. to mail back their 2010 Census questionnaires. (April 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Organizers plan fundraiser for Medical Ministries

            Oxford Medical Ministries serves the LOU community by offering free medical care to the working uninsured.
            Now the clinic is asking the same community for its help.
            The medical clinic will be holding its first fundraising event in June to help supplement shrinking governmental grants. (April 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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              A look ahead at Green Week

              For the second annual green week in Oxford April 19-23, organizers wanted to do more than educate citizens on the issues; they want to reach out and get people involved. By focusing on community service projects and asking people to pledge to make at least one change in their green lifestyle, the Green Week committee is looking to promote community involvement.

               (April 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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                City offers residents discount drug card

                The Oxford Board of Alderman has agreed to enter into a free prescription discount card program with the National League of Cities that offers a discount  on the retail costs of medications not covered by insurance. (April 15, 2010, Page 12)

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                  Community responds to growing homeless problem

                  Several members of the community have not only admitted the reality that homeless and needy persons do, in fact, live in Lafayette County, they have chosen to do something about it. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Bridging divides: Around the ‘Table’

                    Before racial divides can be torn down, people need to come together and simply listen to the each other, to understand how others feel, think and learn how experiences have shaped their lives. That’s why about 25 Oxford-area residents took part in a recent retreat designed to open dialogue between the races.

                    (more…) (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)

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