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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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                Construction comeback?

                There are signs of renewed life in the local construction industry. For the city of Oxford, February saw 103 permits pulled for new construction and renovation projects totaling about $1.6 million in new investment and $13,551 in permit fees. This compares to January when 74 permits were pulled for about $1.2 million in new investment and $8,128 in permit fees.

                 (March 19, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  New animal shelter on the way

                  The city has approved a design builder, Heritage Development, for the new Oxford Animal Shelter. The preliminary design has been drafted, and final design plans will be created within 30 days. Groundbreaking should occur by May 1. (March 18, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Cedar Oaks help on hold

                    Oxford is set to make needed repairs to Cedar Oaks, but the historic home is not yet property of the city. The hold up is in obtaining the last seven covenant agreements needed from property owners near the house. Due to the delay, the Board of Aldermen postponed a vote on providing funds to the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau on Tuesday. (March 18, 2010, Page 1)

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