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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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          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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                  Ghosts wander Oxford High halls

                  Students showed just how deadly drunk driving can be on Wednesday when they worked with Students Against Drunk Driving to walk the halls of Oxford High School dressed as ghosts. The project was held before the prom this Saturday as one of several activities to keep students safe. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Keeping an eye on the Square

                    Mayor Pat Patterson is hoping the Board of Aldermen will approve around $50,000 to purchase security cameras for the Square at the next meeting. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)

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