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Energized Downtown Council assists businesses

The Oxford Downtown Council is looking to become more active and has made some first steps to do so by creating a new Facebook page and meeting more regularly. (September 29, 2011, Page 1)

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    Art show interference sets troubling precedent

    Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott expresses concern that Mayor Pat Patterson’s recent involvement in one particular artist’s show and its appropriateness to be displayed at The Powerhouse could be setting a precedent that seriously affects the growing local art community. Scott takes a closer look at the actions surrounding the “Scratch and Sniff” show, and suggests that the Arts Council ought to have more say than the mayor in what is displayed. (September 29, 2011, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Kelly Shannon of Volunteer Oxford writes to point out the local contributions for the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance and show how that helps strengthen the community, while Terry JW Buffington writes to thank those in the community for supporting efforts to re-establish a new shelter for families who are victims of domestic violence. (September 29, 2011, Page 4)

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        OPD officer charged with child abuse

        An Oxford Police Detective has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of felony child abuse and sexual battery on a child under the age of 14. He has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the trial. (September 28, 2011, Page 2)

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          Restaurant fundraiser to benefit food pantry

          Several local restaurants will come together Thursday to help raise funds for The Pantry, an emergency food bank, and help celebrate two years of the popular food blog, EatingOxford.com. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Powerhouse. Tickets are $10. (September 28, 2011, Page 3)

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            Angel Ranch closes

            As of Aug. 13, Angel Ranch temporary shelter for abused and neglected children was no longer listed as a nonprofit organization with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office. Due to funding problems, the shelter has struggled for about a year to remain open. (September 28, 2011, Page 1)

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              School leaders get update on DDES project

              After receiving an accurate timeline from Bruce Massey Construction on Tuesday, the Oxford School Board was pleased with the information and update on the Della Davidson Elementary school project. (September 28, 2011, Page 1)

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                Art controversy results in big crowds

                Scratch and Sniff, an art show planned for Tuesday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center was moved suddenly after urging of city officials. The controversy resulted in larger than expected crowds at the art reception. (September 28, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Are we seeing the effects of a curse on the Rebels?

                  There’s the Curse of the Bambino, the Curse of the Goat, the Sports Illustrated jinx, et cetera? Is there a Curse of the Rebels or something akin to that to add to the list. Editor Don Whitten’s not so sure, but he still examines the situation while taking a look at other “curses.” (September 28, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Bruce Massey writes to clarify or correct information in a recent story about school construction. (September 28, 2011, Page 4)

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