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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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                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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                  No more funny business

                  Language in neighborhood business zoning that allowed for amusement-type businesses, such as a movie theater or bowling alley, is recommended to be removed by the Planning Commission. The Board of Aldermen will have to vote to remove the language. (April 13, 2010, Page 2A)

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                    Students excel at Destination ImagiNation

                    Della Davidson Elementary School took home two top prizes in the Mississippi Destination ImagiNation Tournament held March 27 in Columbus.

                    The Oxford Eagles — Claire Stevens, Michaela Spillers, Ann Leigh Robbins and Addison Meadows — won the Breaking DI News competition, and the Wild Thangs — Add Kimbrell, Kevin Dao, Sara Caroline Bridgers, Anna Dennis, and Haley Caradine — won the Band Together Competition.

                    The two teams will represent Mississippi in the Global Destination ImagiNation Finals being held on May 26-29 in Knoxville, Tenn.

                     (April 13, 2010, Page 6A)

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