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Waste day a successful event

On Saturday, the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Oxford, held the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Oxford Conference Center. (April 11, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Closing time for Downtown Grill

    The Downtown Grill closed its doors on Saturday after 22 years in business. Oxford residents and co-owner Patty Lewis shared their memories of the grill. Boure will soon move its North Lamar location to the site. (April 11, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Teaching saving tougher for parents these days

      There are things parents teach, or attempt to teach, their children. One involves money – earning it, saving it, spending it, giving it to the needy, et cetera. Teaching saving, Editor Don Whitten writes, is getting tougher and tougher, especially with savings producing little to no return that would provide motivation and incentive. (April 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Juanita Boutin writes to remind everyone thinking about purchasing “Easter animals” that they are not toys but pets that must be taken care of. (April 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Group helps those trying to kick the smoking habit

          The Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition of Panola, Lafayette and Pontotoc counties want to help you quit smoking. For information, call 662-563-3355. (April 8, 2011, Page 2A)

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            Warrant issued in Hashman case

            A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Ole Miss cheerleader Johnny Beasley for his involvement in a fight with former Rebel baseball player Taylor Hashman. After a grand jury failed to produce an indictment for aggravated assault in March, Hashman filed paperwork against Beasely at the Oxford Police Department this week. Beasley is facing a simple assault charge, which is a misdemeanor. Beasley is expected to turn himself in next week and will then be granted an appearance in city court to face the charges. (more…) (April 8, 2011, Page 6A)

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              Reaching out to addicts

              Tony Wiley, owner and operator of the long-term rehabilitation residential facility Branch of Hope that houses up to 16 men at a time, knows what his clients go through. He’s walked in their shoes. And in helping to keep them clean, his own battle with sobriety gains strength daily. (April 8, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Between a rock and a hard place

                Smithsonian. Yosemite. Veterans. Educators. Poor. Sick. These are just some of the places and people who will be impacted directly if lawmakers in Washington can’t reach an agreement today to prevent a government shutdown. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the issue, including budget cuts that are being proposed. (April 8, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  OPD conducts field sobriety testing

                  While getting drunk in front of a room full of police officers wouldn’t normally be a good idea, five volunteers did just that Wednesday during a Standardized Field Sobriety Test school held at the Oxford Police Department. (April 7, 2011, Page 2)

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                    Helping those helping others

                    The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County awarded $332,900 to 16 local agencies and a total of 26 programs aimed at providing better education, health services and financial assistance to the needy. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)

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