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Domestic violence director responds to complaints

Talaunja Eskridge, the executive director of the Domestic Violence Project, said she is working to ensure Oxford’s only shelter for victims of domestic violence remains open after the Secretary of State’s Office issued a “cease and desist” order Monday against the shelter for continuing to solicit donations. (March 29, 2011, Page 1)

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    School building boom about to begin

    Oxford School Board of Trustees approved several construction related items at Monday’s board meeting including approving bonds and starting a Della Davidson Elementary project to add eight classrooms. The board will attend tonight’s Oxford Planning Commission at 5 that will be held at the high school. (March 29, 2011, Page 1)

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      Oxford students qualify for state science fair

      Students at Oxford schools qualified for the state science competition after the regional fair held March 22 in Oxford. Three Oxford Learning Center students will move on to the state challenge and Della Davidson Elementary received best in show. (March 29, 2011, Page 6)

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        Education briefs

        • FFA Students earn honors
        • Area students volunteer, gain new experiences
        • OHS band boosters meet tonight
        • Lafayette Scholarship Banquet set Apr. 9
        • Brothers assist at state capitol
        • OMS places first in science olympiad
        • Allen takes first place
        • OHS string orchestra attends festival
        • OHS students all-state honors
        • UM gets recycling bins
        • NWCC names students to Who’s Who
        • LHS band boosters to meet Monday
        • OMS teacher talent showcase set Apr. 5
        • Walking Wednesdays return
        • Willis honored for academic achievement
        • LHS and LMS honor rolls

         (March 29, 2011, Page 6)

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          Spattered Batter

          For boys who love sports, two brass rings are eve in their dreams: their first home run and their first touchdown. Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of his first home run, a roundtripper that ended a bit unusually. (March 29, 2011, Page 4)

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            Miss-I-Sippin’ returns to Powerhouse

            Little by little, Oxford is beginning to make a name for itself as a place to eat. Although we’ve lost several restaurants, we’ve added many new ones, and nowhere is the sheer plenitude of the town’s great eats more evident than at events such as the upcoming annual Miss-I-Sippin’ from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Many hands help others

              Hundreds of University of Mississippi students ignored the rain and cold and worked throughout the community on Saturday as part of the UM Big Event. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Local events receive funds from Tourism Council

                Several local events received funding this past Wednesday from the Oxford Tourism Council. The Oxford Shakespeare Festival received $1,000 as did the Swamp Stompers. The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce’s Double Decker Run received $3,000. The Yocona Festival did not receive funding. (March 28, 2011, Page 2A)

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                  Domestic Violence agency must ‘cease, desist’

                  The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office has issued a summary “cease and desist” order against Oxford’s Domestic Violence Project for continuing to solicit donations after failing to renew its charitable registration and owing more than $156,000 in back taxes to the IRS. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Just how many days does March have?

                    March has been a busy month with lots going on for everyone, but that still hasn’t made the month seem any shorter. Editor Don Whitten suspects that it’s the way the calendar falls this year that makes the month seem so long. (March 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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