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Eminent domain initiative measure

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about personal property, eminent domain and the initiative that will be on the ballot in Mississippi in November concerning that issue. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Gregg Cook writes to talk about his group’s recent trip to Oxford for the Ole Miss-Georgia game and to say how special of a place the community is. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Drug dealers face longer sentences

      Mississippi judges are giving longer prison sentences to convicted drug dealers in hopes of keeping them off the streets longer after budget cuts have caused the Mississippi Department of Corrections to allow more drug offenders to be released before completing their entire sentences. (September 29, 2011, Page 1)

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        Roller skating last Special Olympics event for 2011

        Athletes will take to the roller rink Friday morning at The Skate Place  in the last event for the Mississippi Area 4 Special Olympics for 2011. (September 29, 2011, Page 2)

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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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