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New plant expands quickly

Winchester Ammunition has wasted no time in expanding its operations in Oxford with the new Centerfire plant. Gov. Haley Barbour will be in town Wednesday for a private ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new facility. It’s been less than a year since the company announced its plans to make a $100 milion investment in Oxford and create some 1,000 new jobs. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Laws that could make things easier

    When state Rep. Johnny Stringer issued a release after Gov. Haley Barbour signed his bill that allowed driver’s licenses to be renewed every eight years, he said it was a good law because it would make things easier for people and eliminate frustration. Editor Don Whitten offers up a few more suggestions for laws that would probably do the same for a number of citizens. (October 10, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Fly a kite for fun and peace

      To celebrate world peace, a kite flying event will be held on Sunday at Pat Lamar Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Children’s activities include kite building. (October 7, 2011, Page 3A)

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        $1.2M OK’d for water system upgrades

        The East Oxford Water Association received $1.2M in federal funds to make improvements to the water system. Engineering work is being done and construction should begin shortly. (October 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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          UM graduate selected for Cosmo Bachelor

          Ole Miss graduate Will Belk has been selected as Cosmopolitan’s Mississippi Most Eligible Bachelor. He is up against about 50 other men to earn the Most Eligible Bachelor award of $10,000. He will appear in the November issue which hits newsstands on Oct. 16. (October 7, 2011, Page 3A)

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            Storm recovery efforts continue

            The newly formed LOU Recovery Organization worked on bylaws and policies and procedures during its quarterly meeting Thursday at the Oxford-University Methodist Church. (October 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused

              Oxford EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at the past, present and future as he prepares for the biggest weekend of his life – his wedding. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Savoring the faces that matter

                Local columnist T.J. Ray offers a friendly suggestion: spend less time worrying about your face and more time appreciating and savoring the faces that you meet. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jeff Roy and Ottis Anderson write to express thanks on behalf of the Lafayette County Fire Department for those who’ve made the fundraising campaign a success, while Jesse Wright writes to say that the Board of Supervisors’ vote to withdraw funding from the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is a blow against future projects in the community. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Grant aids local veterans home

                    The Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford is about to get some sprucing up thanks to a federal grant.
                    (more…) (October 6, 2011, Page 2)

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