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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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                  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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